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01 June 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 01 June 2002-- The Israeli military is continuing to stage raids into Palestinian towns and villages in the West Bank, arresting militants allegedly responsible for suicide bombings and shooting attacks.

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Bush Calls West Point Graduates to Service in Anti-Terror Fight Washington File 01 June 2002-- Bush: For much of the last century, America's defense relied on the Cold War doctrines of deterrence and containment. In some cases, those strategies still apply. But new threats also require new thinking. Deterrence -- the promise of massive retaliation against nations -- means nothing against shadowy terrorist networks with no nation or citizens to defend. Containment is not possible when unbalanced dictators with weapons of mass destruction can deliver those weapons on missiles or secretly provide them to terrorist allies.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • SINGAPORE DEFENSE VOA 01 June 2002-- A top U-S defense official warns that Asia is not immune to terrorist attack. U-S Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told delegates at a security conference in Singapore that Washington hopes the region's governments continue supporting the war against terrorism.
  • Wolfowitz Discusses Asian Security Issues on CNN Washington File 01 June 2002-- Wolfowitz: There's a real potential there and it's dangerous to go to different parts of the world -- Chechnya. It's disturbing how much that outside of al Qaeda presence what a role it played in starting the second Chechnyan war. It was -- who turned out to be an al Qaeda Arab. It was his incursion into Pakistan that dragged a relatively moderate Chechnyan government into something that they had no desire to be in. And it makes sense, I mean these are people who profit when divisions and cleavages and conflicts between Muslims and non-Muslims occur so I don't know whether -- I suspect they were not behind the Christian Muslim violence in Indonesia, for example, but I'm quite sure they were delighted by it if they can figure out a way to get in there and exploit it. That's on their agenda.



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