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22 March 2002 Military News

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  • Anti-Terror War Requires All-Out Logistics Effort AFPS 22 Mar. 2002-- It may be taking a little "magic," but the military's logistics system is keeping up with the demands generated by the war against terrorism, according to Pete Aldridge, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.
  • Wolfowitz Says Killing Americans Still Al-Qaida Goal Washington File 22 Mar. 2002-- Al-Qaida and Taliban fighters remaining in Afghanistan are regrouping to fight U.S. troops again, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz said March 21.
  • U.S. Must Stay The Course in Afghanistan, Biden Says Washington File 22 Mar. 2002-- The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says the United States must stick with the job of helping Afghanistan recover from years of Taliban misrule by helping establish the security necessary for civil society to emerge.

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  • Joint Strike Fighter Attracts More Partners AFPS 22 Mar. 2002-- Several more countries intend to become partners in developing the Joint Strike Fighter, a family of three aircraft designed to replace aircraft in the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and the British military

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  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 22 Mar. 2002-- German soldiers killed in accidental explosion may have been trying to defuse missiles to keep as souvenirs
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 22 Mar. 2002-- British troops' handover to Turks delayed
  • U-S-Pakistan Security VOA 22 Mar. 2002-- The State Department is ordering the departure of non-essential employees and dependents from U-S diplomatic posts in Pakistan. The action follows a grenade attack on a church near the U-S embassy in Islamabad last Sunday that killed five people, including an embassy employee and her teenaged daughter
  • U-S-Colombia VOA 22 Mar. 2002-- The Bush administration has officially asked Congress to allow U-S military aid to Colombia - until now limited to anti-narcotics operations - to also be used against the country's left-wing insurgents and far-right paramilitary groups. But it would leave in place some key Congressionally-imposed limits on the U-S aid program
  • TERRORISM/PACIFIC VOA 22 Mar. 2002-- The commander of U-S forces in the Pacific, Admiral Dennis Blair, says military cooperation between Indonesia and the United States depends a lot on the pace of internal reforms in the Indonesian army. Admiral Blair spoke in New York Friday to the Council on Foreign Relations, a private foreign policy group
  • ERIC MULLER On the Commissions VOA 22 Mar. 2002-- U-S Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has offered more details on how military trial commissions hearing charges against al-Qaida and Taleban detainees will operate. Among other things...rules of evidence will be relaxed to allow hearsay evidence which is usually barred in civilian courts
  • 9/11: Where Does the U-S Go from Here? VOA 22 Mar. 2002-- At the heart of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, say some Middle East experts, were a series of "root causes." Among them, they note, were Washington's foreign policy, the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, and the growing economic, political, cultural, and military power of the United States. Other analysts say the "root causes" of terrorism are much closer to home and have little to do with the United States
  • RUMSFELD / TRIALS VOA 22 Mar. 2002-- The safety of judges, lawyers and witnesses is a key element in the procedures announced this past week by the Pentagon for trying al-Qaida and other terrorist suspects before special military commissions

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