15 May 2002 Military News
- Wolfowitz: 'Terrific Progress' Made in Afghanistan AFPS 15 May 2002-- The U.S. military campaign against terrorists in Afghanistan has achieved many of its objectives, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said here today.
- Afghanistan Success Didn't Help Crusader, Wolfowitz Says AFPS 15 May 2002-- The successful use of precision munitions in Afghanistan reinforced DoD's decision to scratch the Army's Crusader artillery system, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said here today.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 15 May 2002
- PRESS BRIEFING ON SIERRA LEONE ELECTIONS United Nations 15 May 2002
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 15 May 2002-- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat says peace with Israel remains his strategic option, but acknowledged mistakes have been made and major reforms are needed within the Palestinian Authority
- BUSH MIDEAST VOA 15 May 2002-- President Bush is welcoming Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's call for reforming the Palestinian Authority
- PAK /U-S/INDIA VOA 15 May 2002-- U-S Under Secretary of State Christina Rocca says she urged both India and Pakistan to ease tensions and resolve disputes through negotiations, during her two day peace mission to both South Asian countries
- LIKUD PALESTINE VOTE VOA 15 May 2002-- Sunday's vote by the leadership of Israel's ruling Likud party to never accept a sovereign Palestinian state has prompted widespread comment throughout the American press.
- U-S/ANGOLA VOA 15 May 2002-- A top U-S defense official says he believes Angolan authorities are serious about helping UNITA rebels demobilize following the end of the country's two-decade civil war.
- Danforth Report Outlines International Peace Efforts in Sudan Washington File 15 May 2002-- Now is the time for a major push by the United States and other countries for a compromise settlement in Sudan, a report from the U.S. special envoy to Sudan concludes.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Special DoD Briefing on Future Technologies for Indirect Fires 15 May 2002-- Sr. Def Official: But we do believe that once the Army acquires and begin to train around precision fires, it's going to mean a very different Army. Right now they are trained around, if you will, precision indirect fires that have been delivered by another source, the fighter bombers as well as the B-52 bombers with JDAMs [Joint Direct Attack Munition]. But, frankly, this will accelerate and now they'll have their organic capability to be just as precise as that.
- Defense Discusses Crusader Alternatives AFPS 15 May 2002-- With the cancellation of the Army's Crusader artillery system, the Defense Department is looking at promising technologies that could give the service even more accurate artillery capabilities -- and faster
- New Threats, New Partners: U.S., NATO Strengthen Ties with Russia AFPS 15 May 2002-- The United States and Russia are forging "a strong friendship and partnership," according to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
- Byliner: Senator Inhofe Says Crusader is a Vital Weapon Washington File 15 May 2002-- This op-ed column by U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe, R-Okla, first appeared in USA Today May 15 and is in the public domain
- BAE SYSTEMS XM777 lightweight howitzer begins operational assessments BAE Systems 15 May 2002 -- Gun crews, from both the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army, have begun Operational Assessment (OA) of the BAE Systems XM777 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer.
- BAE SYSTEMS (Marine) commits to potential carrier assembly site BAE Systems 15 May 2002 -- BAE Systems (Marine) has announced the signing of a lease on a drydock facility in Greenock as part of the company's bid for work on the Royal Navy's next generation of aircraft carriers.
- BAE SYSTEMS receives $43.8 million contract to manufacture explosives for U.S. navy BAE Systems 15 May 2002 -- BAE Systems has received a $43.8 million contract from the U.S. Army Industrial Command to produce explosives in support of various U.S. Navy programs. With options, the total value of the contract could grow to $54.4 million.
- BAE SYSTEMS contracts for UK submarines to get advanced new sonar system BAE Systems 15 May 2002 -- BAE Systems, the Prime Contractor for the Astute Class Submarine, has recently signed a contract with Thales Underwater Systems UK for the provision of the world's most advanced submarine sonar system.
- Boeing Delivers First CH-47F Chinook to U.S. Army Boeing 15 May 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed delivery of the first remanufactured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army.
- Lockheed Martin Delivers MMA Proposal Lockheed Martin 15 May 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, a business area of Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT], has proposed a fully modernized, new production aircraft for Phase I of the U.S. Navy's Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) Component Advanced Development (CAD) program.
- F-22 Program Successfully Surpasses Another Major Milestone as Industry Team Concludes Ground-Based, Full-Scale Static Testing Lockheed Martin 15 May 2002 -- The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. led F-22 industry team has successfully completed all planned static testing of the F-22, demonstrating that the structural integrity of the airframe can withstand forces 50 percent higher than those expected in service life. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. is a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT].
- NATO / U-S / RUSSIA VOA 15 May 2002-- A day after striking a landmark anti-terrorism deal with Russia, NATO foreign ministers have held talks with their counterparts from 10 countries that want to join the alliance.
- POST-TERRORISM VOA 15 May 2002-- Dr. Jerrold Post is the Director of the Political Psychology Program at The George Washington University here in Washington D.C. He has the unusual specialty of the psychological motivation of terrorists. Dr. Post was a guest on the VOA-TV program, "Campaign Against Terrorism," and spoke with David Borgida. He provides us with thought-provoking and very differing personality profiles of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden
- MCINTYRE-TERRORISM VOA 15 May 2002-- Several events this week, including President Bush's signing of new legislation into law, put the spotlight on terrorism prevention. Col. David McIntyre, Deputy Director of the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security is an expert on homeland security and he appeared on VOA-TV's program, "Campaign Against Terrorism." Dr. McIntyre is particularly concerned about the need for the U.S. government to focus on preventing and preparing for terrorists' use of weapons of mass destruction. He spoke with VOA's David Borgida.
- SIERRA LEONE / UN TROOPS VOA 15 May 2002-- U-N officials, though pleased with the conduct of elections in Sierra Leone, say the African nation remains vulnerable and will require the continued presence of U-N peacekeepers. The United Nations currently has over 17-thousand troops in the country
- IRAQI SANCTIONS VOA 15 May 2002-- The U-N Security Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution that revamps sanctions against Iraq to allow more consumer goods into the country in order to ease the suffering of Iraqi civilians. U-N sanctions have been in place against Iraq since its 1990 invasion of neighboring Kuwait
- U-S/IRAQ VOA 15 May 2002-- A top U-S defense official is rejecting the notion that the ongoing tension in the Middle East is distracting the Bush administration from considering a move against Iraq
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 15 May 2002-- NATO widens area of operation to meet new threats
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 15 May 2002-- Report: no more accession rounds after planned enlargement in the fall
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