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03 April 2002 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs
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Current Operations

  • Al Qaeda Leader Zubaydah to Remain in U.S. Control AFPS 03 Apr. 2002-- The United States has no intention of turning over al Qaeda terrorist Abu Zubaydah to any other nation, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told reporters here today.
  • U.S. not an Invader in Afghanistan, Wolfowitz Says AFPS 03 Apr. 2002-- U.S. defense officials are aware that Afghan tribes historically put their differences aside to unite against invaders, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz said April 1 in Syracuse, N.Y.
  • UN/AFGHAN/IRAN VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- The U-N refugee assistance agency, U-N-H-C-R, says an agreement signed Wednesday by Iran and Afghanistan will facilitate the voluntary return of tens-of-thousands of Afghan refugees. The U-N-H-C-R says that, since the start of a program of assisted returns from Pakistan on March first, more than 150-thousand Afghan refugees have returned home
  • AFGHANISTAN/PLEDGES VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- Donors at a United Nations Conference are pledging millions of dollars to help rebuild Afghanistans police and military forces
  • DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers 03 Apr. 2002 -- "There's been some speculation on Abu Zubaydah. (...) We, the United States government, have made a conscious decision not to release his location, as a matter of security. Second, the United States is providing him appropriate medical attention. We have every interest in seeing that he remains alive and has an opportunity to discuss a variety of things with us that conceivably could be helpful to the global war on terrorism. Third, the United States is responsible for his detention, and any speculation to the contrary is inaccurate. (...) [O]perations continue in Afghanistan and our activities are focused on looking for remnants of al Qaeda and Taliban and on exploiting sites where they may be found or where they may have been in the past. We're employing a broad mix of forces to achieve this, ranging from small teams of special forces to larger contingents of conventional forces, to elements representing our coalition partners and, of course, Afghan military forces"

Other Conflicts

  • UN/MIDEAST VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations wants the Security Council to adopt a new resolution pressing Israel to withdraw from Palestinian-controlled areas in the West Bank
  • RUMSFELD/TERRORIST VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the top U-S priority in dealing with a detained top al-Qaida official is extracting intelligence information on planned terrorist attacks
  • Rumsfeld: 'Suicide Bombing Is Terrorism' AFPS 03 Apr. 2002-- "What's happening in the Middle East is terrible. It is a tragedy. It is terrorism," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said at the Pentagon today. "Innocent people are being killed -- men, women and children of all religions."
  • SOMALIA / PEACE TALKS VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- Preparations are being made for a Somali reconciliation conference in Kenya later this month.
  • EU/MIDEAST VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- European Union's External Affairs Commissioner Chris Patten calls the situation in the Middle East "appalling" and disastrous and says the current diplomatic indecisiveness is a recipe for more bloodshed. On a visit to China to promote economic cooperation, Mr. Patten said it's time to stop talking about peace plans -- and put one into effect
  • ANGOLA / CEASEFIRE VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- The government of Angola and the rebel UNITA movement are expected to sign a formal ceasefire agreement in the capital, Luanda on Thursday
  • EGYPT / ISRAEL VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- Egypt is cutting some contacts with Israel while maintaining diplomatic channels aimed at achieving peace in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- Israeli tanks and troops pushed into the northern West Bank towns of Jenin and Salfit Wednesday, extending the military offensive deeper into the West Bank. Troops have rolled into Nablus and, in Bethlehem, dozens of Palestinian gunmen took refuge inside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus
  • ISRAEL-ARAFAT VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- Israel says it has found evidence to prove that, in its words, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah had acted as a "center for controlling and supporting terrorism."
  • BUSHMIDEAST TALKS VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- The White House says U-S efforts in the Middle East will continue to focus on stopping the violence

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Wolfowitz: Military 'Has Come a Long Way' Since Gulf War AFPS 03 Apr. 2002-- Quadrennial Defense Review stratagems that emphasize change are helping the U.S. military and its allies to win the war against global terrorism, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz told national security students April 1.
  • Guardsmen Help America Regain Confidence After 9-11 AFPS 03 Apr. 2002-- Americans began their recovery from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks when they saw National Guardsmen keeping watch at airports, according to a top Defense Department official.

Defense Industry

  • Boeing Delivers Newest Multi-Year Apache Longbow to the U.S. Army Boeing 03 Apr 2002 -- The U.S. Army today accepted two milestone AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters in a ceremony held at Boeing in Mesa, Ariz.
  • CACI Awarded $25 Million Contract With Navy Personnel Command CACI 03 Apr 2002 -- CACI International Inc (NASDAQ:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract worth $25 million to continue providing support to the Navy Personnel Command's Electronic Military Personnel Records System (EMPRS) in Millington, Tennessee. The contract, awarded through the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service in Atlanta, Georgia, on the Millennia Lite Functional Area 4 contract vehicle, includes one base year and five option years.
  • General Dynamics Receives $85 Million Order for Hydra-70 Rockets General Dynamics 03 Apr 2002 -- General Dynamics Armament Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received an $85 million order from the U.S. Army Operations Support Command, Rock Island, Illinois, for the production of Hydra-70 rockets and motors for customers that include the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy. This order is part of a five-year contract awarded to General Dynamics in June 1999.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded $38.4 Million for Advanced Procurement of 17th Joint STARS Aircraft Northrop Grumman 03 Apr 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a $38.4 million contract for advanced procurement of the 17th E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft for the U.S. Air Force.

News Reports

  • RUMSFELD/TERRORIST VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the top U-S priority in dealing with a detained top al-Qaida official is extracting intelligence information on planned terrorist attacks
  • MEXICO/DRUG WAR VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- U-S law enforcement officials are crediting a high degree of cooperation from Mexican authorities for the recent progress in breaking up drug trafficking gangs operating in Mexico
  • AFGHAN / TURKEY VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- Afghan interim leader, Hamid Karzai is scheduled to arrive in Turkey Thursday on a two day official visit
  • ISLAMIC CONFERENCE / TERRORISM VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- Muslim nations are calling on the world community to correct a misperception of associating terrorism with Islam and the Palestinian struggle
  • Counter-Terrorism, Bit by Bit, by Dr. Saul B. Wilen Washington File 03 Apr. 2002-- This is a byliner by Dr. Saul B. Wilen, who is a member of the U.S. Secret Service's New York Electronic Crimes Task Force and the Commerce Department's Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office Working Group on Community Structure for Crisis Management, Planning, Preparedness and Recovery. This column first appeared in The Washington Times on April 03, 2002 and is in the public domain. No republication restrictions
  • RUMSFELD/IRAQ VOA 03 Apr. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the current Israeli-Palestinian violence is a terrible tragedy

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