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05 June 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • PHILIPPINES / KIDNAPPING VOA 05 June 2002-- Relatives of the American missionary couple being held hostage by Philippine Muslim extremists say they have doubts about the efforts of the Philippine Army to rescue the pair
  • PENTAGON/TERRORISM VOA 05 June 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says U-S counter-terrorist training programs are improving security in at least two-countries: Georgia and the Philippines. But with few terrorists caught in those countries, Mr. Rumsfeld is questioning whether there have been any overall gains in the war on terrorism
  • Bragg troops to replace 101st in Afghanistan Army News Service 05 June 2002-- About 3,000 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., will be deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom beginning this month and continuing throughout the summer.

Other Conflicts

Defense Policy / Programs

  • NATO / DEFENSE MINISTERS VOA 05 June 20002-- NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels Thursday and Friday as pressure from Washington builds for the alliance to boost its capabilities to fight terrorism
  • Joint Press Conference with British Secretary of State for Defence Hoon 05 June 2002-- Rumsfeld: Well I'm not sure I got every word that you said, but I think that President Bush did not say that the war should go to 60 countries. I think what he pointed out was that there are Al Qaeda cells in 50 or 60 countries around the world, which is what the best intelligence suggests. And the global war on terrorism as a task, has to be to try to persuade those nations, and of course some of those nations include the United States of America where Al Qaeda are operating, to do everything possible to put pressure on the terrorist networks and on the nations that are actively harboring or are providing assistance to the terrorist networks.

Defense Industry

  • Boeing Awarded Follow-on Contract for Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared Systems Boeing 05 Jun 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a follow-on contract from the U.S. Navy for the second low-rate initial production, or LRIP-2, of Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) systems and spares.
  • Netherlands Joins JSF Program Lockheed Martin 05 Jun 2002 -- The Netherlands today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join in the development of the Joint Strike Fighter. The signing makes the Netherlands the fourth international contributor to the stealth aircraft's development.

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