14 May 2002 Military News
- U-S/AFGHANISTAN VOA 14 May 2002-- U-S forces in Afghanistan have made major seizures of arms and ammunition in separate operations in the east and west of the country
- Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 14 May 2002-- Pace: In Afghanistan, Operations Snipe and Iron Mountain concluded yesterday with all forces returning to their bases. Coalition forces were out searching for potential pockets of Taliban and al Qaeda. And all these operations fall under Operation Mountain Lion.
- Weapons Cache Including 5 Tanks Confiscated in Afghanistan AFPS 14 May 2002-- U.S. forces operating in Afghanistan confiscated five Soviet-made tanks in what might be the largest cache of weapons found to date in the country.
- New Joint Task Force to Command U.S. Forces in Afghanistan AFPS 14 May 2002-- An Army three-star general will assume command of a new joint task force that will consolidate operations in Afghanistan under one umbrella.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 14 May 2002
- KASHMIR/ATTACK VOA 14 May 2002-- Indian authorities say two Islamic militant groups have claimed responsibility for an attack in the Jammu and Kashmir state that killed at least 34 people
- U-N AID / PALESTINIANS VOA 14 May 2002-- The United Nations agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Israeli proposals to tighten movement in the Palestinian territories would severely hamper its humanitarian programs
- LIBERIA/FIGHTING VOA 14 May 2002-- The Liberian capital, Monrovia, was tense but calm Tuesday, a day after a rebel attack on the nearby town of Arthington caused panic among residents. Soldiers returning to the capital with captured rebels Tuesday said they had repulsed the rebel advance, but that the battle was not over
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 14 May 2002-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says he will not resume peace talks with the Palestinians until there are sweeping reforms within the Palestinian Authority and an end to terrorist attacks
- Dobriansky Urges Genocide Prevention, Intervention Washington File 14 May 2002-- In remarks to a gathering at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington May 13, the State Department's Paula Dobriansky urged the nations of the world not only to bring the perpetrators of genocide to justice but also to stop genocide with the principled use of force and to prevent genocide through the spread of democracy and the rule of law.
- Fact Sheet on the Danforth Report, Peace in Sudan Washington File 14 May 2002-- Following is a fact sheet from the White House May 14 regarding the Danforth Report to President Bush about peace prospects for Sudan
Defense Policy / Programs
- Powell Urges Allies to Increase Defense Spending Washington File 14 May 2002-- "The United States, which has the largest defense budget of all, is continuing to add more money to our budget in order to deal with the threats that we know are out there," Powell said. "And we think that all of our colleagues in NATO should be doing likewise. Not just making sure that they are spending adequate amounts for their defense, but making sure they spend it wisely."
- F-15E Successfully Launches Five Boeing GBU-31 JDAMs on Single Sortie Boeing 14 May 2002 -- U.S. Air Force F-15E has demonstrated its strike capability by launching five Boeing [NYSE: BA] GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or JDAMs, during testing at China Lake, Calif., successfully attacking five separate targets.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Additional Contracts to Continue Work on Quiet Supersonic Platform Northrop Grumman 14 May 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has been awarded two Phase II contracts by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue its work on the Quiet Supersonic Platform (QSP), a program designed to lay the foundation for efficient and capable long-range supersonic aircraft that will operate with a less intense sonic boom.
- Lockheed Martin Proposes Flexible Approach for Watchkeeper Project Lockheed Martin 14 May 2002 -- Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems today announced that it has submitted its Project Watchkeeper bid to the UK Defence Procurement Agency.
- BUSH IRAQ VOA 14 May 2002-- The White House says it welcomes the vote in the U-N Security Council to reform sanctions on Iraq. At the same time, the Bush administration is issuing a challenge to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein
- IRAQI SANCTIONS VOTE VOA 14 May 2002-- The U-N Security Council voted unanimously today (Tuesday) to revise significantly the 12-year old sanctions on Iraq by allowing Baghdad to get civilian supplies into the country more easily
- Explaining Terror VOA 14 May 2002-- Trying to understand the conflict in the Middle East is challenging. But in the post September 11th world, many Americans seem more willing to try. The University of Massachusetts in Amherst is helping that process along with a new course being offered this semester: 'Explaining Terror. The Middle East and The United States.'
- RUSSIA / NATO VOA 14 May 2002-- NATO foreign ministers meet in Iceland today (Tuesday) with the goal of forging a new security relationship with Russia. The meeting in Reykjavik follows the announcement Monday that the United States and Russia have agreed to dramatically reduce their nuclear arsenals
- Powell Applauds New Export Controls for Iraq Washington File 14 May 2002-- "Under this new export control system, with its simple, expedited process for exporting civilian goods to Iraq, there can be no excuse for any country to evade the focused controls aimed at preventing the Iraqi regime's re-armament," Powell said in a statement released in Reykjavik, Iceland May 14.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 14 May 2002-- U.S. troops kill five, capture 32 during raid on suspected Taliban or al-Qaida compound NATO
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS 14 May 2002-- NATO moves to embrace Russia
- Wolf Discusses Revised Iraq Sanctions Washington File 14 May 2002-- The United Nations Security Council has again demonstrated its intention to meet the needs of the Iraqi people by effectively lifting U.N. controls on civilian goods for export to Iraq, the State Department's top nonproliferation official says.
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