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06 May 2002 Military News

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  • U.S. Forces Demolish Weapons Cache in Afghanistan AFPS 06 May 2002-- U.S., coalition and friendly Afghan forces found and confiscated a cache of weapons in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend, DoD officials said.
  • PHILIPPINES / MILITARY VOA 06 May 2002-- Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Monday appointed Lieutenant General Roy Cimatu, commander of the counter-terrorism campaign in the south, as new armed forces chief of staff

Other Conflicts

  • UNGA/JENIN VOA 06 May 2002-- The 189-member U-N General Assembly will take up the issue of Jenin Tuesday, after the smaller, more powerful Security Council failed to censure Israel for rejecting a fact-finding mission to the West Bank refugee camp
  • U-S-MIDEAST VOA 06 May 2002-- The Bush administration says it is hoping for an early resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian standoff at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity to give a boost to U-S efforts to re-start a Middle East peace process. Secretary of State Colin Powell met Monday with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and was to see Jordan's King Abdullah later in the day
  • POWELL-MIDEAST VOA 06 May 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell says the international conference on the Middle East being planned for next month would not attempt an instant resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Mr. Powell spent most of Monday in meetings on the Middle East with Jordan's King Abdullah, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal
  • NATHAN GUTMAN-SHARON VISIT VOA 06 May 2002-- Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (Tuesday) is expected to present President Bush with a new Israeli peace plan based on the principal of a long-term agreement with the Palestinians and a regional conference as a vehicle for implementing the agreement.

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  • CONGRESS-NATO VOA 06 May 2002-- As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization prepares to issue invitations to prospective new members at its summit in Prague later this year, candidates aspiring to join the alliance are making their case to U-S lawmakers
  • U-S/INTERNATIONAL COURT VOA 06 May 2002-- The United States has informed the United Nations it is renouncing the treaty that established the International Criminal Court
  • U-S & RUSSIA IN CENTRAL ASIA VOA 06 May 2002-- For the first time, the United States has established military bases in Central Asia. Though the U-S forces have arrived to fight terrorism, they have aroused anxiety in Moscow by intruding on its traditional area of influence
  • Powell Urges Western Hemisphere to Continue Pursuing Reforms Washington File 06 May 2002-- Powell: We are prepared to assist Colombia in asserting state authority and effective security throughout the country. While there is clearly no military solution to all of Colombia's problems, there must be a more robust military and security component to U.S. policy. We are prepared to expand the scope and nature of our assistance, but Colombia must also fully commit itself to the tough steps that will be needed to achieve success. We will support the efforts of the Colombian people, but we cannot and will not supplant them.
  • Text: Rumsfeld Says World Court Treaty Lacks Checks, Balances Washington File 06 May 2002-- The ICC's entry into force on July 1st means that our men and women in uniform -- as well as current and future U.S. officials -- could be at risk of prosecution by the ICC. We want to make clear that the United States rejects the purported jurisdictional claims of the ICC -- and the United States will regard as illegitimate any attempt by the court, or state parties to the treaty, to assert the ICC's jurisdiction over American citizens.
  • United States Formally Renounces International Criminal Court Treaty Washington File 06 May 2002-- Treaty flawed in many regards, Ambassador Prosper says
  • Fact Sheet: The International Criminal Court Washington File 06 May 2002-- This State Department Fact Sheet detailing the U.S. decision not to become a party to the International Criminal Court was issued May 6, 2002
  • Text: Bolton Informs U.N. of U.S. Action on Criminal Court Washington File 06 May 2002-- Following is the text of Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton's letter to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan informing him that the United States is renouncing all involvement in the newly created International Criminal Court.
  • Text: Libya, Syria, Cuba Need Scrutiny for Weapons Programs, U.S. Says Washington File 06 May 2002-- In addition to North Korea, Iraq and Iran -- President Bush's "axis of evil," Libya, Syria and Cuba are states that also must be scrutinized for programs of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the State Department's top arms control and nonproliferation official says
  • MAILBOX BOMBS VOA 06 May 2002-- U-S government officials say pipe bombs left in rural, road-side mailboxes in three U-S states during the past few days were nearly identical, and most likely came from the same source. Since Friday, at least 15 pipe bombs have been found. Six people have been injured
  • RUSSIA / NATO TALKS VOA 06 May 2002-- Russian and NATO officials are meeting (Monday) in Moscow to discuss a plan that will give Russia a greater say in the alliance's affairs
  • West Must Encourage Moderate Voices of Islam, Wolfowitz Says AFPS 06 May 2002-- America and the West must encourage moderate Muslims who believe in a vision of Islam that embraces free thought, free speech and tolerance, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said May 3 during a speech in Monterey, Calif.

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