13 May 2002 Military News
- AFGHAN/PAKISTAN/U-S VOA 13 May 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld indicates Pakistan may be poised to take military action against al-Qaida and Taleban fighters hiding in the country's volatile tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan
- THE FUTURE OF AFGHANISTAN VOA 13 May 2002-- A recent missile attack on a Jalalabad airport has highlighted the ongoing threat of factional fighting in Afghanistan. Observers say that as Afghanistan moves toward a more permanent government, warlords must be brought under control.
- Special Ops Forces Kill 5, Capture 32 Near Kandahar AFPS 13 May 2002-- U.S. special operations forces killed five suspected Taliban or al Qaeda terrorists and captured 32 others during a raid on a compound 50 miles north of Kandahar.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 13 May 2002
- PRESS BRIEFING ON SREBRENICA REGIONAL RECOVERY INITIATIVE United Nations 13 May 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS United Nations 13 May 2002
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 13 May 2002-- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has left his headquarters in Ramallah for the first time since December to undertake a tour of battle-scarred areas of the West Bank. He went first to Bethlehem and then to Jenin, two of the towns hit hard during last month's Israeli military offensive
- LIKUD / EGYPT REACT VOA 13 May 2002-- Despite strong objections from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, his own Likud party voted (Sunday) to reject the creation of a Palestinian state. But political analysts in Egypt say while the vote will only further anti-Israel anger among Arab radicals, Arab leaders, they say, will likely not view it as necessarily damaging to the Mideast peace process
Defense Policy / Programs
- INDIA/U-S/MILITARIES VOA 13 May 2002-- India and the United States are conducting joint military exercises in northern India as part of efforts by the two countries to step up defense cooperation
- Lockheed Martin, Evans & Sutherland Settle Termination Suit Lockheed Martin 13 May 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) and Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation (NASDAQ NM:ESCC) have settled a lawsuit and agreed to reinvigorate their business relationship.
- Navy Awards Northrop Grumman Perfect Scores on Restoration of USS Cole Northrop Grumman 13 May 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Ship Systems perfect scores for the work accomplished during the final phase of restoration of the Aegis guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67).
- U-S-JORDAN-IRAQ VOA 13 May 2002-- Jordan's King Abdullah has finished a Washington visit with a warning against U-S military action against Iraq. He says such a conflict, on top of the already-serious Israeli-Palestinian situation, would be "devastating" for the region
- NEW TERRORIST THREATS VOA 13 May 2002-- The United States has received intelligence suggesting a terrorist may be plotting an attack on a U-S nuclear plant on the nation's July 4th holiday.
- Rumsfeld Briefs on U.S.-Indonesia Ties, Pakistan Washington File 13 May 2002-- Rumsfeld: Operation Snipe was one additional sweep that took place. There are others that are going on and will be going on prospectively. And it was helpful. We appreciate the work that the coalition did. And we -- I think it can be said that non-trivial caches of weapons have been discovered in recent days. And in addition, yesterday there were some al Qaeda or Taliban taken prisoner -- taken -- they were captured, as well as a number of caches of weapons.
- NATO / RUSSIA VOA 13 May 2002-- NATO is set to approve a revamped relationship with Russia at a meeting this week in Iceland. That will build on a rapprochement between the former Cold War foes, following the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States. A new NATO-Russia Council will be set up that will allow Moscow to sit side-by-side with the 19 NATO allies, and plan common policy against terrorism, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and other security threats
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