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25 March 2002 Military News

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  • U.S Military Will Help Train Afghan Army, Rumsfeld Says AFPS 25 Mar. 2002-- Plans are under way for U.S. and coalition forces to help train and create an Afghan national army, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today.
  • AFGHAN/ARMY VOA 25 Mar. 2002-- U-S troops will soon begin training an Afghan army intended to maintain internal security and provide border protection
  • AFGHAN/ANTHRAX VOA 25 Mar. 2002--U-S investigators have found trace evidence of anthrax and another deadly poison at several suspected al-Qaida terrorist facilities in Afghanistan
  • AFGHANISTAN / I-O-M VOA 25 Mar. 2002-- U-N officials are expressing concern about the internal stability of Afghanistan
  • TURKEY/AFGHANISTAN VOA 25 Mar. 2002-- Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit said Monday that all the conditions have not yet been met for Turkey to assume command of the international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan. For over a month, Turkish, British and U-S officials have been attempting to work out an agreement, under which Turkey would take over leadership of the mission from Britain
  • PHILIPPINES / REBELS VOA 25 Mar. 2002-- Military commanders in the Philippines have rejected a call for a cease-fire by Muslim rebels who are holding three hostages on a southern island.
  • DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Meyers 25 Mar. 2002 -- "In Afghanistan over the weekend, we continued searching numerous cave complexes. In addition to small arms, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns, we also discovered a couple of computers, some manuals, a couple of passports, phone lists, maps, and bomb-making notes. (...) In regards to training an Afghan national army, from the start, one of our missions has been to ensure Afghanistan is not a safe haven for terrorists, especially organizations like the al Qaeda. This assistance that we're going to provide will train the Afghan national army, is directly part of that mission"

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  • NATO / EXPANSION VOA 25 Mar. 2002-- Leaders of 10 former communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe, which want to join NATO, have gathered in Bucharest to discuss how they can boost their prospects for membership

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  • SOKOR/NOKOR DIALOGUE VOA 25 Mar. 2002-- A South Korean emissary will go to North Korea next week to discuss easing tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula
  • U-N/ IRAQ/ INSPECTORS VOA 25 Mar. 2002-- The United Nations has confirmed that Secretary-General Kofi Annan will meet for the second time this year with an Iraqi delegation to discuss returning U-N weapons inspectors to Iraq
  • RUSSIA / TERRORISM CONFERENCE VOA 25 Mar. 2002-- Representatives from intelligence and security services from close to 40-countries are meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia to discuss how to combat international terrorism
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 25 Mar. 2002-- Britain to lead Kabul for longer
  • UN, Iraq to Resume Talks on Weapons Inspections Washington File 25 Mar. 2002-- Iraqi officials will return to New York in April

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