09 April 2002 Military News
- DoD News Briefing - ASD PA Clarke and Brig. Gen. Rosa 09 Apr. 2002 -- "the government of Pakistan has been cooperating across the board. They've been very, very helpful in the war on terrorism. (...) My recollection was, they were asked, "Do you have plans under way to refuel in Aden?" And the truth is that we haven't. What we do have, as we have at facilities and ports around the world, is a constant assessment and review of the capabilities of security, of the quality of the fuel, I guess it is, things like that. That is constantly under review. That is under review by the 5th Fleet, I believe it is, in Yemen. (...)To characterize exactly what we're seeing, I think in Mountain Lion, I don't want to give you those types of details, because other folks besides us listen to these press conferences. But suffice it say we are seeing some things that give us some signs that we're locating enemy"
- Hunt Continues for Holdout Al Qaeda, Taliban; Hamdi Moved to Norfolk AFPS 09 Apr 2002-- U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan continue searching for al Qaeda and former Taliban, Brig. Gen. John Rosa said at a Pentagon briefing here today.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 Apr 2002
- Powell-Madrid VOA 09 Apr 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell is in Madrid to consult with his European Union and Russian counterparts in advance of crucial talks beginning later this week with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The Secretary said his effort to end the Middle East violence will be open-ended
- EGYPT/POWELL VOA 09 Apr 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell, on a tour of the Middle East aimed at defusing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, confirms he will meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat
- BUSH MIDEAST VOA 09 Apr 2002-- The White House has renewed its call for a total Israeli military withdrawal from Palestinian cities in the West Bank
- GERMANY/MIDEAST VOA 09 Apr 2002-- Germany has put the crisis in the Middle East at the top of its diplomatic agenda by preparing a peace initiative to present to the European Union next week and broaching the subject with the visiting presidents of both Russia and China
Defense Policy / Programs
- U-S/TAIWAN VOA 09 Apr 2002-- The Pentagon will send a team to Taiwan, perhaps as early as next month, to present submarine construction proposals under an arms sale package unveiled last year
- Testimony Delivered On Military Transformation 09 Apr 2002-- Wolfowitz: This transformational potential affects our military as well. In the current campaign in Afghanistan, for example, young non- commissioned officers are routinely integrating multiple intelligence- collection platforms by simultaneously coordinating what amounts to several chatrooms. We have seen them creatively improvise with new military applications not unlike the technology they have grown up with. Indeed, they display an agility with that technology that comes from being completely comfortable with this new way of doing things.
- BAE SYSTEMS to represent uk interests in nato iff working group BAE Systems 09 Apr 2002 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide continued technical support to the NATO Air Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) Working Group. This permanent body is responsible for control of the further development of the IFF Mode 5 system architecture and associated standards within the NATO Standardisation Agreement (STANAG) 4193.
- Boeing Announces Delta IV Heavy Launch Assignment Boeing 09 Apr 2002 -- Boeing officials have received authority from the U.S. Air Force to proceed with launch service plans for a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) mission aboard a Boeing Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle.
- U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin-Led Team Cuts On-Orbit Testing of Milstar II Satellite in Half Lockheed Martin 09 Apr 2002 -- A combined USAF MILSATCOM Joint Program Office/Lockheed Martin-led team has completed on-orbit testing of the second Milstar II secure communications satellite in record time and transferred full operational control of the spacecraft to the Air Force operational command.
- RASHID ON AFGHANISTAN VOA 09 Apr 2002-- Pakistani author and journalist Ahmed Rashid, a longtime writer on Afghanistan, has a bleak view of conditions there. In a recent interview, he says the United States and the international community are failing to provide the funds, help and security to support a successful central government
- AFGHANISTAN / AID VOA 09 Apr 2002-- The Afghan interim government will hold a meeting in Kabul Wednesday with representatives from donor nations and international aid agencies to discuss how to implement the development projects needed to rebuild the country. It is the first such meeting since the international community pledged to donate billions at a conference in Tokyo in January
- CHINA - INDIA - U-S VOA 09 Apr 2002-- China and India -- two long-time Asian rivals -- are working to improve their relations. Would they ever collaborate against the United States? Scholars at a recent Washington conference say the Bush administration ought to be paying more attention to that possibility
- UNHCR/AFGHAN REPATRIATION VOA 09 Apr 2002-- The first group of Afghan refugees who had fled to Iran has started returning home
- Iraq's Suspension of Oil Exports Hurts Humanitarian Program Washington File 09 Apr 2002-- U.N. concerned about ability to help Iraqi civilians
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