16 May 2002 Military News
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 16 May 2002
- U-S - Mideast VOA 16 May 2002-- The Bush administration says it is still considering a Middle East trip by C-I-A director George Tenet in the near future as part of an international effort to help rebuild a Palestinian security force. Mr. Tenet was heavily involved in Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire efforts last year
- PALESTINIANS / REFORMS VOA 16 May 2002-- Palestinian lawmakers have begun work on legislation to reform the Palestinian Authority. The move follows Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's call (Wednesday) for overhaul of Palestinian government institutions
- SOMALIA / RECONCILIATION VOA 16 May 2002-- Kenya is planning to host a national reconciliation conference for Somalia. The session could take place as early as June. It is an attempt to end years of factional fighting in Somalia
Defense Policy / Programs
- Byliner: Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld Transforming the Military Washington File 16 May 2002-- This byliner by Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, first appeared in The Washington Post May 16 and is in the public domain. No republication restrictions.
- RUMSFELD/CRUSADER VOA 16 May 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has appeared before a key Congressional committee to defend his controversial decision to cancel a sophisticated new artillery system for the U-S Army
- Crusader Not 'Truly Transformational,' Rumsfeld Says AFPS 16 May 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told Senate Armed Services Committee members today that the Crusader is a good artillery system that doesn't fit DoD's vision of future forces.
- BAE SYSTEMS tests eurofighter typhoon conformal tank BAE Systems 16 May 2002 -- The first wind tunnel tests of the Eurofighter Typhoon conformal fuel tank design have successfully been completed in the high-speed wind tunnel at BAE Systems, Warton UK, using a scale model of the aircraft.
- Lockheed Martin's Guided MLRS Rocket Successful in Third GPS-aided Flight Test at White Sands Missile Range Lockheed Martin 16 May 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control and the U.S. Army again successfully tested the new Guided version of the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) rocket at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. In this test, a Guided MLRS rocket, using Global Positioning System - (GPS) aided guidance, performed nominally.
- European data link for aerial reconnaissance Thales 16 May 2002 -- Orbitale Hochtechnologie Bremen-System AG (OHB) and Thales Communications SA (TCF) join their forces to offer the next generation of STANAG 7085 imagery data links.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL ENVOY FOR MYANMAR United Nations 16 May 2002
- CONGRESS HIJACKINGS VOA 16 May 2002-- U-S lawmakers want to know if the U-S government had enough information to avoid the September 11th terrorist attacks, after the White House revealed President Bush was warned of possible hijackings a month before the attacks.
- BUSH TERRORISM VOA 16 May 2002-- The White House is defending its actions in the weeks and months leading up to the September 11th terrorist attacks. Officials acknowledge the president was briefed about a month before the attacks on the possibility of a hijacking by followers of Osama bin Laden
- IRAQ / SANCTIONS VOA 16 May 2002-- Iraq is accepting a six-month extension of sanctions under the United Nations oil-for-food program that allows Iraq to sell oil to the West in return for civilian goods
- White House Early Afternoon Briefing Transcript Washington File 16 May 2002-- Fleischer: The possibility of a traditional hijacking, in the pre-September 11th sense, has long been a concern of the government, dating back decades. The President did not -- not -- receive information about the use of airplanes as missiles by suicide bombers. This was a new type of attack that had not been foreseen. As a result, a series of changes and improvements have been made to the way the United States deals with a terrorist threat. And I'll be happy to talk about those during the briefing.
- U.S. Says Iraq Must Fulfill Disarmament Obligations Washington File 16 May 2002-- Boucher says Iraq's obligations under the UN have not changed
- White House Early Morning Briefing Transcript Washington File 16 May 2002-- FLEISCHER: John, information to the government about hijacking has been known for decades. Information about potential Islamic terrorists, including bin Laden, who may seek to hijack airplanes has long been an issue that the United States has dealt with on the domestic front. This is exactly why we have security operations at airports.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 16 May 2002-- Blair says military campaign has been successful
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 16 May 2002-- Six more British troops evacuated after mystery illness strikes
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