09 June 2002 Military News
- PALESTINIANS-REFORM VOA 09 Jun 2002-- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has formed a smaller Cabinet as part of what Palestinian officials describe as a program of political reform. The move follows intense international pressure on Mr. Arafat to restructure the Palestinian Authority, which has been accused by Israel of failing to halt terror attacks against the Jewish State
- BUSH-MIDEAST VOA 09 Jun 2002-- After weekend talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, President Bush is preparing for discussions Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
- SHARON/BUSH VOA 09 Jun 2002-- Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, arrives in Washington today (Sunday) in an effort to convince the U-S administration that Palestinian attacks must end before peace talks can resume. Mr. Sharon will meet with U-S National Security Council Advisor, Condoleezza Rice and President Bush on Monday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Camp Doha Town Hall Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait 09 Jun 2002-- Rumsfeld: The global war on terrorism began in Afghanistan to be sure but it will not end there. It will not end until terrorist networks had been routed out wherever they exist. And it will not end until state sponsors of terror are made to understand that abetting terrorism is unacceptable and will have deadly consequences for the regimes that do so. It will not end until terrorist states developing weapons of mass destruction -- and some listed terrorist states indeed already have weapons of mass destruction and are developing more advanced weapons --and they do need to be stopped so that they cannot threaten or hold free people hostage, to blackmail or terror.
- Media Availability on Arrival in Kuwait 09 Jun 2002-- Rumsfeld: I haven't seen anything in the last several days but certainly in the recent months there's been continuous activity by Iraq on the ground in the north and the south and there have been firings on our aircraft -- coalition aircraft -- and we've successfully dealt with some ground fire as well as with some radars.
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