01 April 2002 Military News
- PENTAGON/AL-QAIDA VOA 01 Apr. 2002-- U-S officials think they have taken into custody a senior al-Qaida terrorist leader named Abu Zubaydah
- AFGHAN-COUNCIL VOA 01 Apr. 2002-- The emergency council that will choose Afghanistan's new interim government is to be held in June. A special commission Sunday released the rules under which delegates to the council are to be chosen
- DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers 01 Apr. 2002 -- "I don't think there's any doubt but a man named Abu Zubaydah is a close associate of UBL's, and if not the number two, very close to the number two person in the organization. I think that's well established. I have absolutely to say about the subject, however. (...) I think that as the United States proceeds in this task to try to get access to additional information, obviously we have been and continue to go after the senior al Qaeda and Taliban leadership. And as individuals in that category are -- as we gain access to them, clearly it's helpful from an intelligence-gathering standpoint and that type of thing"
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Apr 2002
- Bush Says Tenet, Mitchell Plans Offer Way to Mideast Peace Washington File 01 Apr. 2002-- Violence is not a solution, the administration says
- U.S. Says There is No Military Solution to Conflict Washington File 01 Apr. 2002-- "Nobody's going to win a war," said State Department Deputy Spokesman Philip Reeker on April 1, in reference to the day's events including a suicide car bombing in Jerusalem, and continued Israeli military activities in the West Bank.
- Bush Speaks Out Against Terror in Middle East Washington File 01 Apr. 2002-- Bush: "We urge the parties to accept the Tenet plan so that we can bring some peaceful resolution to an issue that's affecting the lives of Palestinians and Israelis alike. There's a lot of innocent people who hurt in the region because of the senseless violence and senseless murder," Bush said at the White House April 1.
- RUMSFELD/TERROR VOA 01 Apr. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has strongly condemned Iran, Iraq and Syria for what he said is their role in promoting terrorist violence, including suicide bombings in Israel.
- ISRAEL / BLAST VOA 01 Apr. 2002-- A car bomb on the edge of East Jerusalem killed the suspected suicide bomber and injured several other people. Police are checking whether the man who died was a suicide bomber or was only transporting explosives. The attack in Jerusalem is the sixth bombing in as many days and comes as Israel expands its military operations in the West Bank
- Rumsfeld Singles Out Iraq, Iran, Syria AFPS 01 Apr. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld singled out Iraq, Iran and Syria as countries that are encouraging terrorists while oppressing their own populations
- BUSH/MIDEAST VOA 01 Apr. 2002-- President Bush says suicide bombings are acts of terror, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat must stop them
- ARAB LEAGUE/SECRETARY GENERAL VOA 01 Apr. 2002-- The secretary general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, says Israel's latest military campaign in the Palestinian territories has outraged all Arabs
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 01 Apr. 2002-- Israeli troops expanded their operations in the West Bank on the fourth day of an Israeli military campaign to stop Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis. On Sunday, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told the Israeli public the country is at war against terrorism
- ISLAMIC CONFERENCE / TERRORISM VOA 01 Apr. 2002-- In Malaysia, foreign ministers from 57 Muslim nations have opened a conference on terrorism and heard Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad say that both Palestinian suicide bombings and attacks on civilians by Israeli forces are acts of terrorism
Defense Policy / Programs
- U-S NAVY/VIEQUES VOA 01 Apr. 2002-- For the first time this year, the U-S Navy has held bombing exercises on the tiny Puerto Rican island of Vieques
- Lockheed Martin Selected To Provide Radar System for AT-63 Pampa Trainer/Light Attack Aircraft Lockheed Martin 01 Apr 2002 -- Lockheed Martin today announced it has been selected to provide its AN/APG-67(V)4 multi-mode radar system for the AT-63 Pampa Light Attack aircraft as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina, S.A.
- Northrop Grumman Nears Completion of Second ICAP III Test Aircraft Northrop Grumman 01 Apr 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector recently completed installation of the wing center section for the second EA-6B Increased Capability III (ICAP III) system development aircraft.
- Northrop Grumman Completes Integration of Newport News Shipbuilding Northrop Grumman 01 Apr 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has successfully completed the stand up of Newport News Shipbuilding as a fully integrated sector of the company.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Planning Contract for USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Northrop Grumman 01 Apr 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has been awarded a planning contract from the U.S. Navy valued at approximately $42 million that will facilitate continued preparations for the overhaul and refueling of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) scheduled for 2004.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Two Contracts for Global Hawk Totaling $300 Million Northrop Grumman 01 Apr 2002 -- Two contracts totaling nearly $300 million recently awarded to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for Global Hawk will enhance the overall performance of the unmanned reconnaissance system.
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