22 April 2002 Military News
- U.S. 'Stepping Up to the Plate' to Help Afghanistan AFPS 22 Apr. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today vehemently denied America isn't doing enough to help stabilize the Afghan government.
- PHILIPPINES/BOMBS VOA 22 Apr. 2002-- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ordered tight security Monday for the southern Philippine city of General Santos, a day after a series of bomb explosions, blamed on Muslim separatists, ripped through the city killing 14 people.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers 22 Apr. 2002 -- "On behalf of the Department of Defense, I want to again express my deep regret and sadness over the tragic accident that resulted in the death of four Canadians and injured eight more in Afghanistan last week. (...) Our coalition efforts in the global war on terrorism continue not only in Afghanistan, where we work to locate and destroy the al Qaeda and former Taliban, but continue in other regions of the world as well. A Naval Construction Task Group of about 300 armed forces members arrived over the weekend on Basilan Island in the Philippines"
- Powell Seeks Accelerated Efforts on Mideast Conflict Washington File 22 Apr. 2002-- "I have been focusing on security, on more rapid movement to negotiations, a political process, and humanitarian efforts and reconstruction and economic rebuilding. All of these have now come together in a more accelerated way, and we have to get going," said Powell.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Air Force wings to undergo major reorganization AFNS 22 Apr. 2002-- The way Air Force wings are organized will undergo major changes beginning Oct. 1. Those changes include creation of a new maintenance group, restructuring support groups and reducing the taskings of operations groups.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 22 Apr. 2002-- Gunmen open fire on French peacekeepers in Kabul
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 22 Apr. 2002-- Daily: "NATO naval force patrols for terror"
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