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22 May 2002 Military News

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  • PENTAGON / BUGS OF WAR VOA 22 May 2002-- Bombers, battleships, bullets and bayonets --- these are tools of war. But so too, it seems, are bees and beetles, lizards, lobsters and more
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability 22 May 2002-- Rumsfeld: So I feel -- I feel that we know what we know and we don't know what we don't know, and therefore, when you say is it being shared properly, there's obviously been -- think of it this way. The United States of America is one of the few countries on the face of the Earth that does not have a domestic intelligence-gathering agency. We may very well be the only English-speaking democracy in the world that doesn't have one. We were not -- we're not organized, if you will, to do what a lot of countries are organized to do, and that is, monitor things taking place inside this country at a federal level. For the most part, it's done at the state and local level. And the CIA gathers intelligence outside the borders, and the FBI has a law- enforcement-type responsibility as opposed to a domestic intelligence gathering responsibility. So it is a -- we are -- we have to deal with the world the way we're organized at the present time or else make changes in those organization structures.
  • Special Briefing on Millennium Challenge 2002 22 May 2002-- Smith: The overall experiment really focuses on this notion of how do I leverage the information revolution to improve the way I do military planning and execution. And if you start with a clean sheet of paper, the first thing you might ask is -- well, the first thing I'd like to do is know all there is to know about an adversary. The way we do military operations now, we always react in response to a crisis that an adversary has already set, on conditions favorable to him. How can I go back from that and use the information revolution to know all these is to know about him, in the beginning? Now we're calling that ONA, operational net assessment, which essentially is getting our arms around all the political, military, economic information/infrastructure of an adversary or a region, so that we can know more about him than he knows about himself.
  • Unified Command Plan Changes Transparent, but Important AFPS 22 May 2002-- Just because the changes in the Unified Command Plan will be "transparent" to most service members doesn't mean they're not important.
  • 'Millennium Challenge' Experiment to Test Joint Capabilities AFPS 22 May 2002-- An upcoming joint military experiment seeks to use technology to link the services' individual information, command, communications and operations elements as part of ongoing force transformation efforts.
  • USS George Washington Battle Group Completes Joint Task Force Exercise Navy Newsstand 22 May 2002-- Ships and squadrons of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) Battle Group successfully completed Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 02-2 May 5, paving the way for its certification to deploy

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  • TERROR THREATS VOA 22 May 2002-- With Bush administration officials issuing warnings of new terrorist threats almost daily, it has been an unsettling week for the American public. Various top government officials have said suicide bombings are inevitable and that terrorists who might acquire weapons of mass destruction would not hesitate to use them. So, how is all of this playing with the public
  • EGYPT / JIHAD VOA 22 May 2002-- Several U-S officials have been warning of potential terrorist attacks against the United States. Osama bin Laden's al Qaida network and Egypt's Islamic Jihad have been mentioned as groups possibly planning such attacks
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 22 May 2002-- President Bush's forthcoming trip to Europe: comments
  • Powell Says Terrorism Will Be Fought "Throughout the World" Washington File 22 May 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell stated that the campaign against international terrorism is not limited to the war in Afghanistan and bringing to justice the perpetrators of the September 11 attacks on the United States.
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 22 May 2002-- Bush will seek to reassure Europe on trip
  • South Asia Remains a Central Point for Anti-U.S. Terrorism Washington File 22 May 2002-- According to the "Patterns of Global Terrorism 2001" report released May 21 by the State Department, while South Asia remains a central point for terrorism directed against the U.S., all countries in South Asia have supported the Coalition effort against terrorism.



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