05 April 2002 Military News
- PENTAGON / AFGHANISTAN VOA 05 Apr. 2002-- The commanding general of U-S forces in Afghanistan says the country remains a dangerous place as troops still search intensively for al-Qaida and Taleban fighters
- DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONAL UPDATE BRIEFING 05 Apr. 2002-- Franks: It's very difficult to predict what the next six months in Afghanistan will look like. I know, this, we'll continue into the next six months to root out terrorists in that country. Much reported -- well reported that there remains pockets and pools of small groups of terrorists inside Afghanistan. We're going to continue to do that work until we, in fact, have satisfied ourselves that there is not the possibility of a remaining network of terrorists inside Afghanistan
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 05 Apr 2002
- BUSH - BLAIR VOA 05 Apr. 2002-- President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are holding weekend talks at the president's Texas ranch
- Angolan Peace Treaty Signed VOA 05 Apr. 2002-- The Angolan government and the UNITA rebel movement signed a ceasefire treaty Thursday in the country's capital, Luanda. The treaty ends a civil war in Angola that began twenty-seven years ago.
- PALESTINIANS/HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION VOA 05 Apr. 2002-- Pressed by angry Arab delegations, the U-N Human Rights Commission has voted today (Friday) to immediately send a mission to the Palestinian territories to investigate reports of gross violations. The U-N-H-R-C High Commissioner, Mary Robinson, will head the delegation traveling to Israel next week
- SUDAN/CEASE-FIRE VOA 05 Apr. 2002-- A first team of international observers has arrived in Sudan's Nuba Mountains to monitor a cease-fire agreement between the government and southern rebels
- ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 05 Apr. 2002-- U-S envoy Anthony Zinni has met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at his Ramallah headquarters in the West Bank. The discussions came after U-S President Bush on Thursday announced he would send Secretary of State Colin Powell to the region next week
- Push for Peace in Sudan VOA 05 Apr. 2002-- Sudanese rebel leader John Garang [gah-RANG] recently held talks with U-S officials and members of Congress. They are part of an intensified Western effort to end the civil war that has raged in Sudan since 1983. Both the Sudanese government and the rebels have expressed hope that the peace process can move forward, although they differ on how the United States might be involved. Today's Dateline explores the "Push toward Peace in Sudan."
Defense Policy / Programs
- First eurofighter ipa takes to the air BAE Systems 05 Apr 2002 -- BAE Systems welcomes today's maiden flight of the first Eurofighter Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA), IPA2 in Italy.
- General Dynamics Awarded $23.6 Million Contract for Bradley Transmissions and Turret Drive Systems General Dynamics 05 Apr 2002 -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received a $23.6 million contract from United Defense for 142 Bradley HMPT 500-3ECB transmissions and 142 turret drive systems.
- Thales and DCN to set up joint company Thales 05 Apr 2002 -- On 3 April 2002, Mr. Denis Ranque, Chairman and CEO of Thales, Mr. Jean-Marie Poimboeuf, CEO of DCN, and Mr. Philippe Japiot, CEO of DCN International signed an industrial agreement as part of the creation of a joint company.
- Lockheed Martin's JASSM Again Demonstrates Operational Effectiveness Lockheed Martin 05 Apr 2002 -- Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) demonstrated its operational capabilities yesterday by attacking a hardened bunker in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
- General Dynamics Sectéra Wireline Terminal Receives Type 1 Security Certification General Dynamics 05 Apr 2002 -- General Dynamics Decision Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that its Sectéra Wireline Terminal has been certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) to protect the confidentiality of Type 1 secure point-to-point voice and data communication classified up to and including Top Secret.
- U-N/TORTURE VOA 05 Apr. 2002-- A Special United Nations Investigator on Torture says he is afraid the incidence of torture will rise around the world in the name of fighting terrorism
- Foreign Media Reaction 05 Apr. 2002-- Israeli writers unhappy that Tel Aviv must "follow orders from Washington"
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE United Nations 05 Apr 2002
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