17 March 2002 Military News
- RUSSIA/US/AFGHANISTAN VOA 17 Mar. 2002-- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov says it could take years to remove the last remnants of the al-Qaida terrorist network from Afghan soil
- MIDEAST/CHENEY VOA 17 Mar. 2002-- Vice President Dick Cheney, fresh from a stopoff in Saudi Arabia, held talks in Bahrain trying to drum up support for the American-led war on terrorism.
Defense Policy / Programs
- PAK / ATTACK VOA 17 Mar. 2002-- At least five people have been killed and 45 wounded in an attack on a church in the Pakistani capital
- THAILAND / F-B-I VOA 17 Mar. 2002-- In Thailand, the top U-S police official says Washington will expand cooperation with Thai security agencies to include training against terrorism and international crime
- Transcript: Cheney Says U.S. Engaged in Search for Mideast Peace Washington File 17 Mar. 2002-- Cheney: I specifically thanked the Bahrainis for their great work and support on behalf of the war on terror and our work against the problems that we've encountered in Afghanistan dealing with the Al Qaeda and in trying to wrap up the world wide terror network. Bahrain of course is a major non-NATO ally of the United States and we've received great support from a military standpoint as well.
- Hand-Held Radiation Detector Could Prevent Nuclear Smuggling Washington File 17 Mar. 2002-- Long before September 11, engineers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, have been working to outsmart terrorists attempting to smuggle radioactive material into the country.
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