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17 May 2002 Military News

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  • RUMSFELD / AFGHANISTAN VOA 17 May 2002-- Coalition forces in Afghanistan have launched a new military operation against suspected al-Qaida and Taleban fighters in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan
  • AFGHANISTAN / ARMY VOA 17 May 2002-- A financial plan to pay for Afghanistan's security forces is being put together by donor countries meeting in Geneva. The plan would pay costs for Afghanistan's national army and police force, considered necessary to ensure a lasting reconstruction
  • Rumsfeld Says Crusader Replacements Look to Future AFPS 17 May 2002-- Killing the Crusader artillery system is the correct choice for the U.S. military to be prepared for the wars of the future, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said May 17.
  • Long, Tough War Ahead, Bush Says AFPS 17 May 2002-- The United States is in the midst of a war against a determined and fierce enemy, President Bush said today at the White House.
  • British-led Coalition Battle Al Qaeda, Taliban Fighters AFPS 17 May 2002-- British forces today launched Operation Condor to support an Australian Special Air Service patrol engaged in combat with al Qaeda and Taliban forces in the mountains of southeast Afghanistan.

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Rumsfeld: 'Joint Operations Will Be Key' in 21st Century AFPS 17 May 2002-- Pointing to U.S. combined-arms success against terrorists in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today said joint operations would be the major element of America's 21st century military.
  • Wolfowitz Interview with WABC 17 May 2002-- Wolfowitz: But Afghanistan is just one of some 60 countries where we're pursuing al Qaeda. In fact it's not primarily a military campaign, it's the intelligence agencies, the FBI, the Treasury Department chasing the money. I think we've had a lot of success. I would be hesitant to say that's the reason why there's not been a major repetition, but we do know that these people have been trying repeatedly since September 11th to kill more Americans. I think we've been winning so far.
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Katie Couric, NBC "Today" 17 May 2002-- Rumsfeld: Well, you can be certain -- the American people can be certain, which is what's important, that the changes that have taken place over the past year or two -- as the threats have increased, the warnings have increased -- have been substantial and that the caution and the heightened awareness and the steps that have been taken at airports, the steps that have been taken by the FBI and the CIA, all are contributing to a safer circumstance for the American people.
  • Annual Terrorism Report Highlights Dramatic Global Campaign Washington File 17 May 2002-- Patterns of Global Terrorism to be released May 21

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 17 May 2002-- NATO AWACS crews and planes return to base in Germany after patrolling U.S. skies
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 17 May 2002-- Operation Condor ongoing in eastern Afghanistan
  • BUSH/TERRORISM VOA 17 May 2002-- President Bush is defending himself against criticism from Congressional Democrats that he should have done more to act on warnings of terrorist hijackings before September 11th
  • CONGRESS NATO VOA 17 May 2002-- The U-S Senate (by a 85 to 6 vote Friday) endorsed a second round of NATO expansion -- in a move backed by the Bush administration. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is expected to decide at a Prague summit in November which countries to admit in another round of enlargement

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