20 April 2002 Military News
- AFGHANISTAN / AL-QAIDA / THREAT VOA 20 Apr. 2002-- British military officials in Afghanistan say they believe Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network is planning suicide attacks on foreign troops providing security in the country and against the Afghan interim administration
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 20 Apr. 2002-- A top U-S envoy to the Middle East has toured the devastated Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank and called the situation there a "terrible human tragedy."
- BUSH MIDEAST VOA 20 Apr. 2002-- President Bush is again calling on Israel to withdraw from Palestinian-ruled areas
- RUSSIA / SECURITY ALERT VOA 20 Apr. 2002-- A small bomb exploded outside a synagogue in a central Siberian city amid a security alert in Russia over possible violence by right-wing skinhead groups. Neo-Nazis have also threatened to attack foreigners
- INDONESIA / ACEH VOA 20 Apr. 2002-- Rebel leaders in the Indonesian Province of Aceh say they are not satisfied with an Indonesian offer of "special autonomy" for the province. Indonesia's security minister has been in Sweden discussing the peace offer, but leaders of the main rebel movement in Aceh say it is not enough
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Looking at Services' Troop Level Increase Requests AFPS 20 Apr. 2002-- DoD is considering senior military leaders' requests for more troops, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here April 19.
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