10 April 2002 Military News
- RUMSFELD/TERRORISM VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the U-S led war on terrorism is going well, despite the difficulties of fighting an unconventional enemy
- AFGHANISTAN / PEACEKEEPER VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- Spokesmen for the British peacekeepers in the Afghan capital, Kabul, are confirming the accidental death of one of their soldiers from a gunshot wound
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 10 Apr 2002
- NGO PRESS CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT United Nations 10 Apr 2002
- NETANYAHU/ARAFAT VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticized the United States and the international community for pressuring Israel to end its military actions against Palestinian terrorists
- POWELL-MIDEAST VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell says he does not think his Middle East peace mission is in jeopardy despite the latest Palestinian suicide bombing and Israel's criticism of his plans to meet Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The Secretary arrives in Jerusalem late Thursday after meeting Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman
- BUSH MIDEAST VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- President Bush is repeating his call for Israeli security forces to leave Palestinian-ruled areas
- LANKAN REBEL LEADER VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- In Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakarn says he is committed to peace, but his group will not give up its demand for a separate state for the country's Tamil minority community. Mr. Prabhakarn was addressing his first news conference in more than a decade. It was a rare public appearance for a man known as the leader of one of the world's most fierce guerrilla groups -- the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
- WEST BANK / FIGHTING VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- Israel's military says at least 300 Palestinian fighters surrendered Wednesday in a Jenin refugee camp , which has been the scene of fierce fighting for the past several days. Troops are searching house-by-house for more militants and weapons
- MULLER TERRORISTS VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- Attorney General John Ashcroft has announced indictments against four people who have been charged with providing support to an Egyptian-based terrorist organization. Mr. Ashcroft said the group is accused of providing support to the terrorist organization known as the "Islamic Group." The Attorney General said the indictment accuses the defendants of supporting the organization by passing messages regarding Islamic Group activities to and from imprisoned Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. The blind Muslim cleric was sentenced to life in jail for a conspiracy that included 1993's bombing of New York's World Trade Center and plans to blow up several other New York landmarks, including the United Nations.
- ISRAEL-LEBANON VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- Islamic guerrilla fighters fired rockets and mortars from Lebanon into northern Israel Wednesday. Israel struck back against targets in Lebanon, prompting fears that the fighting with the Palestinians could broaden into a regional conflict.
- CONGO-UNREST VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- Officials in the Republic of Congo are urging residents of the capital, Brazzaville, to return to their homes, after the sound of gunfire late Tuesday prompted thousands to flee the southern parts of the city. The unrest follows an upsurge in fighting in recent days between government forces and opposition militia gunmen known as Ninjas
- Powell Calls for Accelerating Mideast Negotiations Washington File 10 Apr. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell says the violence between Israelis and Palestinians has made it important to speed up negotiations for a political settlement.
- Pentagon Official Cites Need for Expanded U.S. Support for Colombia Washington File 10 Apr. 2002-- Expanded U.S. support for the Colombian government's efforts to battle terrorism will give Colombian authorities the "wherewithal and incentive" to combat terrorist organizations operating inside their country, says Peter Rodman, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.
Defense Policy / Programs
- U-S / CHINA VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- The Pentagon says U-S and Chinese military officials have opened three days of maritime safety talks in Shanghai
- BAE SYSTEMS and scientific monitoring inc. sign agreement to provide advanced control and monitoring solutions BAE Systems 10 Apr 2002 -- BAE Systems Controls and Scientific Monitoring Inc. (SMI) today announced an agreement to provide advanced monitoring and control solutions to the military and commercial aerospace markets and to other operators of large rotating equipment.
- BAE SYSTEMS pilot direct broadcast system successfully achieves initial operating capability BAE Systems 10 Apr 2002 -- The Pilot Direct Broadcast System (DBS), designed and supplied by BAE Systems C4ISR to support the information needs of British forces during expeditionary deployments, has now completed its Initial Operating Capability (IOC) phase, following technical transfer to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence.
- MBDA wins Malaysian air defence contract EADS 10 Apr 2002 -- The Government of Malaysia has signed a contract with MBDA to procure the JERNAS Short-Range Air Defence (SHORAD) system.
- General Dynamics Awarded $3.3M Order to Upgrade Telecommunications Infrastructure at Fort Sill General Dynamics 10 Apr 2002 -- General Dynamics Network Systems has won a $3.3 million delivery order to upgrade and expand the telecommunications infrastructure at Fort Sill, Okla., under the U.S. Army's Digital Switch Systems Modernization Program (DSSMP). General Dynamics Network Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- Rumsfeld Interviewed on Government-Press Relations in Wartime Washington File 10 Apr. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) April 10 that he sees no point in lying to the press.
- NATO's Lord Robertson Focuses on Response to Terrorism Washington File 10 Apr. 2002-- NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson says that in an unpredictable and interconnected world, alliances and partnerships are vital for ensuring defense and security.
- ALI JALALI-TERRORISM VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- Afghanistan is transitioning from an interim government to elected rule by a national administration, and the beginning of a national army has taken root
- TOM LIPPMAN-TERRORISM VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- To provide some perspective on the U.S.-Saudi relationship, Iraq, and other current issues of the Middle East, we spoke with Tom Lippman. Mr. Lippman is a former Washington Post journalist, an expert at the Middle East Institute, and the author of books on Saudi Arabia and Islam
- GERMANY / RUSSIA / NATO VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Wednesday backed Russia's request for a role in NATO decision-making
- BRITAIN-IRAQ VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- Speaking at the House of Commons today (Wednesday), British Prime Minister Tony Blair tried to overcome opposition to British backing for a proposed U-S-led military strike against Iraq
- U-S TORTURE VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- A report by the human rights group Amnesty International says as many as one-thousand people accused of torturer could have come to the United States expecting to escape justice. It says none have been tried despite a U-S law requiring prosecution of those who have committed torture anywhere in the world
- SADDAM HUSSEIN VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- The Bush administration has recently made it clear that Saddam Hussein, the President of Iraq, stands in the way of United States interests. Hussein is now opposed not only by the United States, but also by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who stated last week that Hussein should prepare to face the consequences if he does not let United Nations weapons inspectors into Iraq.
- TERROR ARRESTS VOA 10 Apr. 2002-- The Manhattan lawyer arrested in New York Tuesday on charges of helping a Muslim cleric run his terror network from a prison cell in the United States says she is ready for a legal challenge
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