21 March 2002 Military News
- 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.
- 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
Defense Policy / Programs
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 21 Mar 2002
- PRESS BRIEFING BY YUGOSLAVIA TRIBUNAL PROSECUTOR United Nations 21 Mar 2002
- DoD News Briefing on Military Commissions 21 Mar. 2002-- Rumsfeld: One of the tools at our disposal to meet that challenge is the use of military commissions to try some of those who are captured in the conflict. Today we are announcing some of the procedures we plan to use to carry out the president's military order. Before discussing them, I want to mention some of the thinking that went into their development.
- KOREA / MILITARY VOA 21 Mar. 2002-- Hundreds of thousands of South Korean and U-S troops opened one of the biggest military exercises on the Korean peninsula Thursday. The week-long war games met with angry criticism from North Korea
- Northrop Grumman - U.S. Army Team Conducts Successful Flight Test of Improved P3I Bat Northrop Grumman 21 Mar 2002 -- A U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) team has conducted a successful flight test of the Pre-Planned Product Improved (P3I) Brilliant Anti-armor Submunition (BAT) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
- Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 Missile Intercepts Tactical Ballistic Missile Target Lockheed Martin 21 Mar 2002 -- The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile successfully intercepted and destroyed an incoming tactical ballistic missile (TBM) target at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., on Thursday.
- 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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