04 April 2002 Military News
- U-S NATIONAL GUARD-CANADA VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- The U-S National Guard is now working along America's borders as part of the war on terrorism. While a heavy security presence has long been the norm with the southern border with Mexico, it is something new for the northern border with Canada
- U-S/PHILIPPINES/ANTI-TERROR VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- Local officials in the southern Philippines are hoping the United States will extend its anti-terrorism training operation there beyond the planned July 15th end-date, and U-S and Philippine officials are discussing whether such an extension is warranted. Some observers are concerned about an expanded U-S military role in the Philipines
- DoD News Briefing - ASD PA Clarke and Brig. Gen. Rosa 04 Apr. 2002 -- We have a detainee at Guantanamo who has indicated that his birthplace is Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was among the people who were gathered up after the uprising at Mazar-e Sharif. We are working with the Department of Justice to really determine all the particulars, including his citizenship. They have a birth certificate that indicates he was born in the United States. It's our understanding that his parents were employed in Louisiana when he was born and returned to Saudi Arabia within a very few years"
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 04 Apr 2002
- UN/ MIDDLE EAST RESOLUTION VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- At the United Nations late Thursday, the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian cities and welcoming U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell's mission to the region
- ANNAN/BUSH VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he is encouraged by remarks made by President George W. Bush earlier today (Thursday) on the intensifying crisis in the Middle East
- Bush Sends Powell to Middle East on Peace Mission Washington File 04 Apr. 2002-- Bush: When an 18-year-old Palestinian girl is induced to blow herself up, and in the process kills a 17-year-old Israeli girl, the future, itself, is dying -- the future of the Palestinian people and the future of the Israeli people. We mourn the dead, and we mourn the damage done to the hope of peace, the hope of Israel's and the Israelis' desire for a Jewish state at peace with its neighbors; the hope of the Palestinian people to build their own independent state.
- Powell Discusses U.S. Mideast Policy, Engagement Washington File 04 Apr. 2002-- POWELL: No, we side with the Palestinians, too. We side with both the Israelis and the Palestinians. We are working for the interests of both of those peoples. I think all of the nations and groups you just touched on also recognize a legitimate right of self-defense. Now, you can argue about whether that meets everyone's standards as to what Israel is doing. But we understand the terrible situation that the Prime Minister finds himself in when a bomb goes off every other day, some days two bombs a day
- Middle East Crisis Prompts U.S. To Act Washington File 04 Apr. 2002-- "[I]t started to create conditions throughout the world that we thought were becoming dangerous to the point that the United States had to step in, play a leadership role, and act. And that's what the President did today," said the official, speaking to reporters at the White House April 4.
- ARABS/MIDEAST VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- Arab countries are welcoming President Bush's decision to dispatch Secretary of State Colin Powell to the Middle East
- BUSH-MIDDLE EAST SPEECH VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- President Bush delivered a major speech on the Middle East crisis Thursday, making demands of both Palestinians and Israelis to end the conflict. He said Secretary of State Colin Powell will go to the region next week in a renewed U-S effort to find a peaceful solution
- ROSS DUNN ON ME VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- President Bush has increased the U-S role in trying to resolve the Mideast crisis. He is sending Secretary of State Colin Powell to the region to push for negotiations. Today, a delegation from the European Union is in the Middle East to try to do the same thing. This, as Israeli forces are now in every major city of the Palestinian West Bank. And in Bethlehem, a dramatic stand-off between Israeli forces and Palestinian gunmen continues in and around the ancient Church of the Nativity. Reporter Ross Dunn was in Bethlehem and spoke with VOA's Russ Woodgates and Barbara Klein.
- LEBANON / PEACEKEEPERS VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- The United Nations says Hezbollah militants have attacked four international military observers in Southern Lebanon
- ISRAEL/U-S VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- Israel says it will let U-S envoy Anthony Zinni meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who has been confined to his West Bank headquarters for nearly a week by an Israeli military siege
- President to Send Powell to Middle East AFPS 04 Apr. 2002-- President Bush is sending Secretary of State Colin Powell to the Middle East to work toward ending the violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
- BUSH MIDEAST VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- President Bush is calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Middle East and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Palestinian-controlled areas
- ANGOLA/CEASE-FIRE VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- In Angola, government forces and U-NITA rebels have signed a formal cease-fire agreement to end three decades of civil war
- EGYPT/ISRAEL VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- Egypt's decision to limit direct contacts with Israel followed a week of sometimes violent pro-Palestinian protests demanding action against Israel
- FAIRBANKS/MIDEAST VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- Richard Fairbanks is a former Ambassador-at-large for the Reagan Administration, and the former U-S negotiator for the Middle East Peace process. He tells NewsNow's Pat Bodnar that the Israeli government is responding with force.
Defense Policy / Programs
- PENTAGON / AIDS / ANGOLA VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- U-S military officials say an H-I-V -- AIDS prevention program is being used as "leverage" to forge a new defense relationship with Angola
- U.S. Pacific Chief Says Technology Enhances Military Capability Washington File 04 Apr. 2002-- Information technology is "the key to transforming the Pacific Command's war-fighting ability," the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command (CINCPAC) told members of the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council in Hawaii April 2.
- I MEF goes to consolidated facility to issue 782 gear Marine Corps News 04 Apr. 2002-- By the end of May, all supply sections from units under I Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Base will downsize their gear stocks as standard-issue combat gear comes under one roof to offer Marines an experience similar to warehouse grocery shopping.
- Eurofighter continued success in flight test program BAE Systems 04 Apr 2002 -- Eurofighter DA4, the twin-seat development aircraft based at BAE Systems Warton, has just achieved a series of successes in a single flight.
- Lockheed Martin Receives Sixth Contract in a Row, and Largest Yet, to Provide Components for Japan's F-2 Fighter Lockheed Martin 04 Apr 2002 -- On Mar. 29, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., a business area of Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT], received a contract valued at approximately $200 million from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to manufacture components for 12 F-2 production aircraft. MHI is the prime contractor for Japan's new F-2 support fighter.
- Lockheed Martin Receives Contract to Develop MRAAS Smart Munition Family for Future Combat System Lockheed Martin 04 Apr 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control was recently awarded a $2.9 million contract for Phase I of the Future Combat System (FCS) Multi-Role Armament and Ammunition System (MRAAS). This award is the first increment of a contract worth approximately $6 million.
- Northrop Grumman to Provide B-2 Repair Support to U.S. Air Force Northrop Grumman 04 Apr 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), prime contractor of the B-2 stealth bomber, today said that its Information Technology (IT) sector will help the U.S. Air Force keep B-2s ready for future requirements by improving system performance while reducing total program costs.
- Gary Hart/Homeland Security VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- A former U-S senator who co-chaired a commission on national security says the United States is unprepared for future terrorist attacks. Former senator Gary Hart says the U-S government should reorganize its homeland security functions under a single department
- AFGHAN / TURKEY VOA 04 Apr. 2002-- Afghan interim leader, Hamid Karzai arrived in Ankara Thursday on a two day official visit
- American Found Among Detainees in Guantanamo AFPS 04 Apr. 2002-- A 22-year-old man believed to be a U.S. citizen has been identified among the detainees at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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