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21 March 2002 Military News

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  • Text: Lawmaker Says Abu Sayyaf Openly Admits Link With al Qaeda Washington File 21 Mar. 2002-- Representative Todd Tiahrt (Republican of Kansas) says the Abu Sayyaf Group's open acknowledgement that it is part of the al Qaeda terrorist organization should give the Philippine military added incentive to track it down.

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  • U-S-ARAFAT-TERROR VOA 21 Mar. 2002-- The Bush administration is formally designating the radical Palestinian faction - the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades - as a foreign terrorist organization. The announcement came just hours after the group, an off-shoot of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for Thursday's suicide bombing in Jerusalem
  • MIDEAST / RECONCILIATION VOA 21 Mar. 2002-- Throughout the months of raging violence in the Middle East, moderate voices urging reconciliation between Israel and the Palestinians have largely been silenced by extremists on either side that support harsh actions. But today, after more than one-thousand Palestinians and 350 Israelis have died in the bloodshed, voices of compromise are again emerging as both sides seek ways to end the violence and get the peace process back on track

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  • TERRORISM/SOUTH AMERICA VOA 21 Mar. 2002-- Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo returned home Thursday after addressing the plenary session of the United Nations Conference on Financing Development in the northern Mexico city of Monterrey
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 21 Mar. 2002-- U.S. Military leaders say too many missions could mean dangerous shortages
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 21 Mar. 2002-- Daily stresses advantage of a NATO Afghan role
  • Grossman Calls Turkey a Steadfast Partner in War on Terrorism Washington File 21 Mar. 2002-- The terrorist attacks of September 11 have also highlighted Turkey "as a model for those countries with an Islamic heritage who choose to be -- and work to be -- modern, secular, democratic, and true to their faith simultaneously," he said.
  • Bush Vows to Fight Terror Wherever It Exists Washington File 21 Mar. 2002-- Bush said the United States will hunt down terrorists and bring them to justice. He said the U.S. government will call upon leaders around the world to join in the fight against terror.
  • RUMSFELD/TRIALS VOA 21 Mar. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has unveiled the rules for the special military commissions that will try selected members of al-Qaida and other terrorist suspects.



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