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27 April 2002 Military News

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  • AFGHANISTAN / RUMSFELD VOA 27 Apr 2002-- U-S Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has met with senior Afghan officials during a one-day visit to Afghanistan to discuss the formation of a new Afghan army
  • AFGHANISTAN/PASHTUNS VOA 27 Apr 2002-- Reports of murder, intimidation, and looting of ethnic Pashtun communities in northern Afghanistan by militias comprised of rival ethnic groups are prompting renewed concerns about the country's future and calls for an expanded role for international peacekeepers. The fundamentalist Taleban that ruled Afghanistan until their defeat by U-S-backed opposition forces, were primarily Pashtun -- the country's largest ethnic group
  • Rumsfeld Tells Troops that Anti-Terror Coalition will Prevail Washington File 27 Apr 2002-- Speaking at a military base in Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek, Secretary Rumsfeld said, "As we are successful in Afghanistan we have to see that terrorists don't move into other countries, which is why we're helping to train forces, for example, in the Philippines so that they can improve their counter-terrorist activities. We're working with people in Yemen to strengthen their training in counter terrorism."
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability en route to Bagram 27 Apr 2002-- Rumsfeld: Well, U.S. troops are providing intelligence for ISAF, the logistics for ISAF, quick reaction support for ISAF. There is no question but that we are involved in ISAF; we're just doing it in ways that are distinctive and appropriate to us.
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Meeting with Troops at Bagram 27 Apr 2002-- Rumsfeld: The Afghanistan theater has been the first one, but it won't be the last. It is a place where you are setting an example for how this battle has to be conducted, and there's no question but that Afghanistan is indeed a proving ground.

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  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 27 Apr 2002-- Israeli officials say they have killed one of the gunmen responsible for the murder of four Israelis, including a child, in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Seven more were wounded in the attack

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