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07 April 2002 Military News

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  • Myers Discusses Mideast Terror, Iraq and the Way Ahead in Afghanistan AFPS 07 Apr. 2002-- America's top military leader said there is probably an infrastructure behind the terrorist bombings in the Middle East and that al Qaeda is still a viable force.
  • AFGHANISTAN / ATTACK VOA 07 Apr. 2002-- In Afghanistan, an early (Sunday) morning rocket attack on a compound housing international peacekeeping troops and staff is heightening fears of more instability in the Afghan capital

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  • MIDEAST - SUNDAY TALK SHOWS VOA 07 Apr. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell leaves for Israel Sunday in search of an end to violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The Bush administration is strongly urging Israel to pull back its troops from Palestinian areas in advance of Mr. Powell's arrival
  • M-E CONFLICT/ AMERICAN JEWS VOA 07 Apr. 2002-- In the United States, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is of particular interest to American Jews and Muslims. This week, outside Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a Jewish temple broadened a traditional end-of-Passover service to include a memorial for those killed in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in recent weeks.
  • POWELL / MIDEAST VOA 07 Apr. 2002-- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell preparing to leave Washington late Sunday on a crucial Middle East mission, has telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to again press for an early end to Israel's military drive in the West Bank. He is expected to spend about a week in the region, seeking an Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire and a way to resume a political dialogue
  • Transcript: Powell Says Cease-Fire Critical to Restarting Political Process Washington File 07 Apr. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell said that his upcoming trip would focus on stopping the violence between Israel and the Palestinians, and finding a way to restart the political process that is the only way to provide peace and security for both sides.
  • National Security Advisor Says Israeli Withdrawal Must Begin Now Washington File 07 Apr. 2002-- President expects positive actions by Israel and Palestinians
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 07 Apr. 2002-- Israel's military offensive in the West Bank continues despite U-S and international pressure to end it. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told U-S President George Bush he would speed up the campaign, known as Defensive Shield, but gave no date for its completion

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