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15 April 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • RUMSFELD/AFGHANISTAN VOA 15 Apr. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says a newly-surfaced videotape showing al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden does not appear to contain fresh material
  • Pentagon Press Briefing Transcript Washington File 15 Apr. 2002-- Rumsfeld: Good morning. Earlier today, an accidental explosion killed a number of U.S. servicemen near Kandahar, Afghanistan. At least one serviceman was also wounded in the accident. And we certainly want to express our sorrow and grief to the families of those that have been killed and injured, and salute the brave men and women in uniform who do in fact put their lives on the line every day to defend their country.
  • AFGHANISTAN / LOYA JIRGA VOA 15 Apr. 2002-- Afghanistan is about to enter the first phase of selecting a new transitional government through a traditional grand council meeting called the "Loya Jirga."

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 15 Apr 2002
  • BUSH MIDEAST VOA 15 Apr. 2002-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has assured President Bush that his troops will withdraw from two Palestinian areas in the West Bank within a week
  • POWELL/MIDEAST VOA 15 Apr. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell says he is discussing with Israel and the Palestinians the idea of an international conference to restore a political dialogue between the parties. Mr. Powell has resumed contacts with the two sides after a brief trip Monday to Lebanon and Syria
  • POWELL/LEBANON-SYRIA VOA 15 Apr. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell has visited Lebanon and Syria in hopes of convincing both governments to crack down on Hezbollah guerrillas. Hezbollah rocket attacks from Lebanon into Israel have raised fears of creating a second Middle East battlefront
  • CONGO REBELS VOA 15 Apr. 2002-- Peace talks between the Democratic Republic of Congo's warring parties in Sun City, South Africa, are now entering their final week. An analyst who has just returned from the talks says the political survival of one of the main rebel groups, the Rally for Congolese Democracy, depends on the outcome of this week's negotiations
  • Powell Meets Israeli Peace Coalition Washington File 15 Apr. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell told reporters April 16 he would discuss Israeli and Palestinian actions aimed at improving the current situation at the conclusion of his visit to the Middle East, possibly Wednesday, April 17. Powell was speaking prior to meeting with members of the Israeli Peace Coalition.
  • Powell Says Regional Conference Could Promote Peace Washington File 15 Apr. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell said consideration is being given to organizing a regional or international conference to spur progress in political talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
  • Sharon Tells Bush Israel to Withdraw From Jenin and Nablus Washington File 15 Apr. 2002-- FLEISCHER: Okay. Let me give you a quick report. The President just finished speaking with Prime Minister Sharon. They spoke for approximately 15 minutes. The Prime Minister confirmed to the President that Israel will withdraw from Jenin and Nablus within a week -- Jenin will be sooner.
  • ISRAEL/ U-N RIGHTS COMMISSION VOA 15 Apr. 2002-- The United Nations Human Rights Commission has denounced Israel for what it called "mass killings" of Palestinians and has urged an end to its military offensive in the Palestinian territories
  • POWELL-SYRIA VOA 15 Apr. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell interrupted his Israeli-Palestinian peace mission Monday to visit Lebanon and Syria, to discuss the tense situation along Lebanon's border with Israel. Mr. Powell urged officials of both governments to rein-in Hezbollah guerrillas who have been firing at Israeli positions along the border

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • ATK Will Supply Precision-Guided, Extended-Range Projectile for New Armament And Ammunition System ATK 15 Apr 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems) (NYSE: ATK) is part of an industry team headed by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control that has been selected to develop a smart ammunition suite for the U.S. Army's Multi-Role Armament and Ammunition System (MRAAS), which is a candidate armament system for Block 2 of the Future Combat System (FCS).
  • TIPS White Paper addresses NATO AGS solution EADS 15 Apr 2002 -- Three major defence industries, the EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, Galileo Avionica of Italy and Northrop Grumman ISS International, Inc. of the US, leading an industrial initiative open to other industrial participants, submitted a White Paper recently to NATO, presenting the Transatlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS). TIPS addresses the longstanding requirement for a NATO-owned and operated Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) capability.
  • F-22 Industry Team Delivers Last EMD Flight Test Aircraft - Raptor 4009 - to USAF Logistics Test & Evaluation Team Lockheed Martin 15 Apr 2002 -- The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, a business area of Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT]-led F-22 Raptor industry team today delivered to the U.S. Air Force Raptor 4009, the last flight test aircraft to be produced under the program's Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase contract.
  • Lockheed Martin Delivers First Upgraded U-2S Reconnaissance Aircraft Lockheed Martin 15 Apr 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, a business area of Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE:LMT], today delivered the first U-2S reconnaissance aircraft equipped with state-of-the-art cockpit displays and controls to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing based at Beale Air Force Base, CA.
  • TIPS White Paper Addresses NATO AGS Solution Northrop Grumman 15 Apr 2002 -- Three major defense industries, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), Galileo Avionica of Italy and Northrop Grumman ISS International, Inc., of the U.S., leading an industrial initiative open to other industrial participants, submitted a White Paper recently to NATO, presenting the Transatlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS).
  • Lockheed Martin Navigation Systems Awarded $2.8 Million To Assist US Air Force in Developing Next Generation GPS Satellite Systems Lockheed Martin 15 Apr 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Navigation Systems was awarded a $2.8M extension to the System Architecture and Requirements Definition study to assist the US Air Force GPS Joint Program Office (JPO) in the development of the GPS III - the next generation of GPS satellite systems.

News Reports

  • U.S. Has Confidence in UN Weapons Inspector Blix Washington File 15 Apr. 2002-- REEKER: I think first of all, first and foremost, everybody realizes that Iraq's obligations have not changed. Iraq has to comply fully and unconditionally with all applicable UN Security Council resolutions, including accepting the return of UN weapons inspectors and cooperating fully with them. I think Iraq has spent 11 years now not living up to its obligations.
  • Rumsfeld Unsure Weapons Inspectors Could Be Effective in Iraq AFPS 15 Apr. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expressed doubts today that weapons inspectors in Iraq could find solid evidence that Saddam Hussein is building weapons of mass destruction.
  • Terrorist Suicide Bombers Are 'Killers,' Wolfowitz Says AFPS 15 Apr. 2002-- Terrorist suicide bombers who have killed hundreds of Jews during month-long fighting between Israelis and Palestinians are "killers," Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz said here today.
  • SUDAN / ANALYSIS VOA 15 Apr. 2002-- Analysts say Sudan's Islamist government has been redefining its image in recent months, but not always successfully. Recent media reports have shown it condemns terrorist attacks on the United States, but approves suicide bombings against Israel
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 15 Apr. 2002-- Violence mounts in Afghanistan
  • UN/TERRORISM VOA 15 Apr. 2002-- The head of a U-N committee charged with coordinating U-N efforts to fight terrorism says there should be more focus on regional cooperation. He also suggested African countries could need help in combating terrorism
  • HEADQUARTERS PRESS CONFERENCE BY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF VENEZUELA United Nations 15 Apr 2002



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