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03 May 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Hunt Continues Along Pakistan's Border for al Qaeda, Taliban AFPS 03 May 2002-- U.S. and coalition forces taking part in Operation Mountain Lion in Afghanistan are searching along the border with Pakistan for al Qaeda and former Taliban forces, Air Force Gen. John W. Rosa said today.
  • AFGHAN/PENTAGON VOA 03 May 2002-- Coalition forces in Afghanistan are conducting operations along the border with Pakistan to prevent Taleban and al-Qaida forces from re-grouping
  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing - ASD PA Clarke and Brig. Gen. Rosa 03 May 2002 -- "In Afghanistan, coalition forces are operating along the border with Pakistan under Operation Mountain Lion searching for al Qaeda and former Taliban while also trying to prevent the enemy from regrouping, moving and operating freely in this region as we eliminate their sanctuaries. At Guantanamo Bay, we now have a total of 331 detainees in the new detention facility, which we call Camp Delta. (...) The deputy secretary did ask Secretary White to come back within 30 days with a program, with a plan that would terminate the Crusader and invest the funds in other technologies that would have a lot of benefits across the board"

Other Conflicts

  • U-N / ISRAEL VOA 03 May 2002-- A now disbanded United Nations fact-finding team set up to investigate the situation at the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank has called for a permanent international presence to protect both Israeli and Palestinian civilians
  • MIDEAST CONFERENCE / ARAB REACT VOA 03 May 2002-- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has endorsed a U-S proposal for a peace conference this summer to resolve the Middle East crisis
  • GERSHON BASKIN on ME VOA 03 May 2002-- An international peace conference is being planned for early summer, probably in Europe, to try to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell announced the move Thursday with the support of U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan, leaders of the European Union and Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov. Mr. Powell said the conference participants will deal with humanitarian issues, as well as security and economic reforms, while looking for political answers to create a Palestinian state.
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 03 May 2002-- An Israeli army raid into Nablus, the largest Palestinian city in the West Bank, has killed at least two people. One soldier also died in the fighting that occurred as preparations began for a Middle East peace conference
  • NEPAL/REBELS VOA 03 May 2002-- Officials in Nepal say about 60 Maoist rebels have been killed in the latest government offensive

Defense Policy / Programs

  • PENTAGON/ARMY VOA 03 May 2002-- The future of the U-S Army's top civilian official appeared increasingly in doubt Friday after the Pentagon's chief spokeswoman signaled he was disloyal and out of touch with the policies of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
  • Chief of staff expands on wing reorganization AFPN 03 May 2002-- At almost every stop during his visit here April 24 and 25, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper was asked about the transformation of the Air Force's current wing organizational structure.
  • Army restricts Black Hawk flights Army News Service 03 May 2002-- Hundreds of Black Hawk helicopters were grounded except for mission-essential flights May 1 after a potential transmission problem was discovered in one.
  • DoD Certifies Six Acquisition Programs AFPS 03 May 2002-- The Defense Department has certified six acquisition projects to Congress under the Nunn-McCurdy Law.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • IRAQ/U-N ARMS VOA 03 May 2002-- Three days of talks between Iraq and the United Nations ended Friday with no sign of a breakthrough on getting weapons inspectors back into Baghdad.
  • E-U / TERROR LIST VOA 03 May 2002-- The European Union has added 18 people and groups to its terrorist list, including the Kurdish rebel group P-K-K, Peru's Shining Path, and the Iranian People's Mujahidin Organization

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