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01 May 2002 Military News

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  • Afghan Military Situation Calm, But Could Change At Anytime AFPS 01 May 2002-- The military situation in Afghanistan is calm for the moment, but that could change, senior DoD officials said today
  • AFGHAN/RUMSFELD VOA 01 May 2002-- The United States has been deploying more troops accompanied by attack helicopters in eastern Afghanistan to support operations against fugitive al-Qaida and Taleban fighters and their mountain hide-outs.
  • AFGHANISTAN CLASHES VOA 01 May 2002-- In Afghanistan, fighting flared between two rival commanders near the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif today (Wednesday)
  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace 01 May 2002 -- "Central Asia is an important region, and countries we were visiting are making contributions, important contributions, to Operation Enduring Freedom. Kyrgyzstan is hosting U.S. and coalition forces at the Manas Airfield. Turkmenistan has been assisting coalition forces and facilitating the delivery of sizable amounts of humanitarian assistance for the Afghan people. Kazakhstan has provided more than 600 overflights for coalition aircraft and has just announced that they're going to be sending liaison folks down to Tampa to the Central Command. (...) On Monday, the department launched its train-and-equip program with the Republic of Georgia. (...) Finally, NATO has announced that the allied AWACS crews deployed here to assist in aerial surveillance after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on September 11th will be returning home on May 16th."

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  • KATZMAN-TERRORISM VOA 01 May 2002-- Iraq has been in the news this week: possible ties to terrorism, overtures to the UN over new weapons inspections, and more. We spoke with an expert on Middle East and radical Islamic movements, Dr. Kenneth Katzman, of the Congressional Research Service, here in Washington
  • Orszag-Homeland security VOA 01 May 2002-- VOA-TV's program, "Campaign Against Terrorism," took a look at the Brookings Institution study released this week that analyzes the Bush administration's proposals for homeland security. The report recommends additional steps, ranging from ways to stop biological attacks, to more effective monitoring of container ships, to the tighter integration of law enforcement databases
  • Saddam Political Move Cripples Humanitarian Aid Program in Iraq Washington File 01 May 2002-- Suspension of oil exports hurts oil-for-food program
  • U.S. Continues to Support Activities of Iraqi National Congress Washington File 01 May 2002-- State Department spokesman Richard Boucher told the press at the State Department regular noon briefing on May 1 that the U.S. has consistently supported the Iraqi National Congress (INC), and continues to support the INC and Liberty TV programming.
  • UN, Iraq Begin New Round of Talks on Weapons Inspections Washington File 01 May 2002-- Annan wants to focus on return of inspectors
  • U-S-React-Pakistan VOA 01 May 2002-- The United States was non-committal Wednesday on the referendum that gave Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf another five years in office. The State Department says it sees the national and provincial elections to be held in October as a more important test of Mr. Musharraf's commitment to democracy
  • U-S / IRAQ OPPOSITION VOA 01 May 2002-- The Iraqi umbrella opposition group, the Iraqi National Congress, says it has had to cease satellite television broadcasts into Iraq due to lack of funding by the United States. The State Department says it has had to stop funding to the group because of continued concerns about its accounting practices
  • AFGHAN / BODIES VOA 01 May 2002-- A human rights group has issued a preliminary report suggesting that not only the Taleban, but their opponents may have been involved in mass killings in northern Afghanistan
  • BRUCE JENTLESON on Iraq VOA 01 May 2002-- He says the administration has long been considering means of ousting President Saddam but there had been differences within the President's inner circle of advisors long before the September 11th terrorist attacks in the U-S about whether or how to do it

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