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07 June 2002 Military News

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  • NATO / MYERS / PHILIPPINES VOA 07 Jun 2002-- America's top military commander says U-S forces were not involved in an attempt by the Philippine armed forces to rescue hostages held by Muslim guerrillas that resulted in the deaths of two of the captives
  • PHILIPPINES / U-S MILITARY VOA 07 Jun 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is considering recommendations to expand and extend the U-S anti-terrorism military operation in the southern Philippines. Policy analysts say that could put U-S troops into combat situations, and also might not significantly advance U-S interests
  • PHILIPPINES/HOSTAGE American missionary Martin Burnham is dead and his wife Gracia hospitalized after a rescue attempt by the Philippine military. Philippine nurse Edeborah Yap also died in the fighting in the southern Philippines. The Philippine soldiers continue to pursue the kidnappers
  • Rumsfeld: U.S. Had No Prior Knowledge of Hostage Rescue Attempt AFPS 07 Jun 2002-- The U.S. Defense Department found out about the Philippine hostage rescue when the rest of the world did, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said.
  • AFGHAN POL VOA 07 June 2002-- Afghanistan is to hold a grand council known as a Loya Jirga next week to choose a new interim government. The final delegates to the council were chosen Friday in Kabul

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  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 07 June 2002-- Israeli military forces have launched an incursion into the West Bank town of Jenin, as part of continuing raids designed to stop Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians.
  • MIDEAST / NEGOTIATING PEACE VOA 07 Jun 2002-- U-S President George Bush is stepping up his effort to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Those efforts have been undermined by more than a year of violence that has hardened attitudes on both sides. Experts in conflict resolution say the violence is hard to eliminate without offering something better to the Palestinians but even that is complicated by the threat of more violence

Defense Policy / Programs

  • An Operational Security (OPSEC) Primer Navy News Service 07 Jun 2002-- Intelligence collection and analysis is very much like assembling a picture puzzle. Intelligence collectors are fully aware of the importance of obtaining small bits of information (or "pieces" of a puzzle) from many sources and assembling them to form the overall picture.
  • Navy Temporarily Suspends Carrier Ops for F-14 Tomcat Fleet Navy News Service 07 June 2002-- The Navy suspended carrier operatons for its 156 F-14 Tomcats Tuesday, pending a corrosion inspection of the jets' nose landing gear (NLG) components.
  • Army closes Transformation recon teams to women Army News Service 07 Jun 2002-- Female soldiers will no longer be assigned to unique reconnaissance organizations marked to be the Objective Force's eyes and ears on the battlefield.
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability en route to Estonia 07 Jun 2002-- Rumsfeld: The situation in the Philippines as you'll recall is that we went in to do some training. We've been doing it. The Philippine government has been planning for some time to try and deal with their hostage problem which has been going on now for a good year plus. They have on occasion made plans to do something and for whatever reason made other plans. It's not an easy thing to do. They've had intelligence from time to time that looked good and then wasn't so good. I'm told by folks in the Pentagon that we learned about it when the public did -- that is to say, when the, I believe, the Filipino army made an announcement as to what took place.
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Visit with Troops at Geilenkirchen, Germany AFPS 07 Jun 2002-- Rumsfeld: NATO is deeply involved. We've got, for example, in the waters south of Pakistan something like 101 ships, of which less than half are U.S. The NATO nations are those -- for the most part -- those countries on earth that have the same values as we do in North America and are interested in free speech and freedom of religion and free press and the opportunity for people to do what they wish, when they wish and where they wish. The linkage between North America and Europe through that alliance has stood the test of time

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