05 May 2002 Military News
- PHILIPPINES / ARRESTS VOA 05 May 2002-- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ordered police to step up the search for Muslim extremists, after police arrested nine men they claim are linked to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, al-Qaida
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 05 May 2002-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is visiting the United States with a new peace plan that proposes excluding the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat. But he may a have hard time convincing President Bush during their meeting Tuesday
- BUSH / MIDEAST VOA 05 May 2002-- The White House is preparing for crucial talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Mr. Sharon is carrying documents that he says show a personal link between Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and terrorist activities
- Powell Gives Views on Ending Mideast Crisis on "Meet the Press" Washington File 05 May 2002-- POWELL: I think we all have to realize that we need to keep the vision of a Palestinian state alive, because the only way you're ultimately going to solve the crisis in the Middle East is for these two peoples to find a way to live side by side, in peace and security, respecting one another, with good relations between the two. It is a tough vision to achieve, but it's a vision we must not turn loose of because, otherwise, we will just have continuing violence, continuing terror, and it is not a problem that's going to be solved by violence, terror or military action.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Wolfowitz Appeals to Muslim Moderates to Oppose Terrorism Washington File 05 May 2002-- In a May 3 speech to the World Affairs Council, meeting in Monterey, California, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz urged Muslim moderates to adhere to the peaceful and progressive traditions of their culture, and to resist the call in Muslim countries to terrorism and a clash with the West.
- Terrorists Could Target Nuclear Facilities, Wulf Warns Washington File 05 May 2002-- Wulf: "Following the attacks of September 11th, we must recognize that terrorists might target a nuclear facility or attempt to construct a crude nuclear weapon or radiological dispersion device. All of us must take seriously our responsibility to protect nuclear facilities and materials,"
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