11 April 2002 Military News
- AFGHANISTAN / U-S AID VOA 11 Apr. 2002-- The U-S Agency for International Development says it is moving faster in Afghanistan than in any other country since the agency began more than four decades ago
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Apr 2002
- HEADQUARTERS PRESS CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT United Nations 11 Apr 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT United Nations 11 Apr 2002
- DEJEREJIAN-MIDDLE EAST VOA 11 Apr. 2002-- There is growing concern about two weeks of daily skirmishes at the Lebanese / Israeli border. In apparent response to the Israeli West Bank offensive, Hezbollah guerrillas have been staging rocket attacks into northern Israel in what they call sympathy for the Palestinian cause. Or are they intent on opening a new war front ? U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan says no one wants that to happen -- but the political agenda of groups like Syrian-backed Hezbollah is un-predictable. Edward Dejerejian is a former U-S Ambassador to both Syria and Israel. He is now Director of the Baker Public Policy Institute at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He calls the situation at the Lebanese border very worrisome.
- Powell-Jerusalem VOA 11 Apr. 2002-- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell is in Jerusalem to begin the critical phase of his Middle East mission. He meets Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon later today (Friday) and goes to the West Bank Saturday to see besieged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Ramallah
- POWELL-MIDEAST VOA 11 Apr. 2002-- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell (today) Thursday begins the critical phase of his Middle East peace mission. He flies from Madrid -- where he discussed the regional crisis with European foreign ministers -- to Jordan and then to Israel, late in the day
Defense Policy / Programs
- USS Cole Returning to the Fleet Navy News Service 11 Apr. 2002-- USS Cole (DDG 67) is scheduled to depart from Pascagoula, Miss., and return to the fleet on April 19, after a successful 14-month repair effort following her arrival aboard the Norwegian heavy transport ship Blue Marlin on Dec. 13, 2000.
- ATK Awarded $5 Million Contract to Begin Initial Development Of Precision-Guided Mid-Range Munition ATK 11 Apr 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems) (NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a $5 million contract from the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to begin initial development of the Army's new precision-guided 105mm Mid-Range Munition (MRM). The contract represents the first phase of a 15-month program that will conclude with firing demonstrations.
- BAE SYSTEMS missile warning system demonstrates ability to defend tactical aircraft BAE Systems 11 Apr 2002 -- BAE Systems Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) has demonstrated, in a series of rigorous "live-fire" tests, that it can successfully help defend tactical fighters against infrared missile threats. The system - which detects the signature of a launched missile, warns the aircrew and cues countermeasures to defeat the threat missile - was tested aboard a U. S. Air Force QF-4 drone in flights at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, March 11-13, 2002.
- DOJ Requests More Information on Northrop Grumman's Plan to Acquire TRW Inc. Northrop Grumman 11 Apr 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced that it intends to comply promptly with a request received late yesterday from the U.S. Department of Justice for additional information under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 regarding its proposed acquisition of TRW Inc. (NYSE: TRW).
- Lockheed Martin Rolls Out Last Titan Launch Vehicle Lockheed Martin 11 Apr 2002 -- In a ceremony heralding the historic success of America's most powerful rocket system, Lockheed Martin is shipping the last of its venerable Titan IV launch vehicles from the company's Denver, Colo., facilities to launch sites at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
- PENTAGON/IRAQ VOA 11 Apr. 2002-- The commander of U-S forces in the Middle East calls Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein a long-standing threat to the international community
- HUNGARY/COALITION VOA 11 Apr. 2002-- Hungary's two main opposition parties have agreed to cooperate in the upcoming run-off parliamentary elections and in the forming of a new government, if they are successful. The accord between the Hungarian Socialist Party and the Alliance of Free Democrats came after their surprise lead, during the first round of voting on April 7
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