14 June 2002 Military News
- AFGHAN / CABINET VOA 14 Jun 2002-- Afghanistan's grand elective assembly, known as a Loya Jirga, has begun debating who should fill cabinet posts. The assembly on Thursday chose incumbent government chief Hamid Karzai to head the next 18-month transitional government
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 14 Jun 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO United Nations 14 Jun 2002
- United Nations - DRC VOA 14 Jun 2002 -- Security Council extends UN mission in DR of Congo for 12 months
- CHECHNYA / REFUGEES VOA 14 Jun 2002-- For almost three years, Russian troops have been fighting separatists in the breakaway Russian republic of Chechnya. Thousands of people have been killed -- soldiers as well as civilians -- and many areas of Chechnya have been reduced to rubble. In addition, hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes. About 150-thousand of them are in the neighboring republic of Ingushetia
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 14 Jun 2002-- Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres says he recently renewed contacts with senior Palestinian officials in a bid to revive stalled peace negotiations
- CONGO FIGHTING VOA 14 Jun 2002-- Rebels in the Republic of Congo have attacked the capital, Brazzaville, forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes in outlying areas
- NEPAL/REBELS VOA 14 Jun 2002-- In Nepal, officials say troops have foiled a rebel attack on a remote army post in the west of the country
- NORTHERN IRELAND VOA 14 Jun 2002-- The leaders of Britain and Ireland are calling on paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland to stop fomenting sectarian violence
- ALGERIA / ISLAMISTS VOA 14 Jun 2002-- Algeria's civil war broke out in 1992, after the military-backed government canceled legislative elections the Islamic Salvation Front Party appeared poised to win. Today, the Salvation Front is banned, and its leaders under house arrest
Defense Policy / Programs
- Maritime Ghost Fleet: Opportunity or Environmental Hazard VOA 14 Jun 2002-- A decaying fleet of ships that few people even know exists is anchored off the American East Coast state of Virginia. That's because the ships some more than 150 meters long and as tall as twelve story buildings are huddled together in the waters near a military base and largely hidden from view unless you are on the water.
- First Marines Get Back in V-22 Navy News Service 14 Jun 2002-- As two Marines climbed back into the MV-22 on June 4 after nearly 18 months, "ooh-rahs" echoed throughout Hangar 109, home of the V-22 Integrated Test Team. Maj. Paul Ryan, MV-22 government flight test director and Staff Sgt. Denis Oliverio, V-22 developmental test crew chief, are the first Marines to get re-qualified in the Osprey since it was grounded following the Dec. 11, 2000, mishap.
- F-22 achieves 2,000 flight-test hours AFPN 14 Jun 2002 -- After successfully reaching the 2,000-hour mark in the skies above Edwards on June 7, the F-22 Raptor flight-test program is pushing ahead toward the start of operational testing.
- F-22 takes on elements at climatic lab AFPN 14 Jun 2002 -- "The F-22 (...) Raptor 4004 is making its home inside the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin for a series of weather tests designed to forecast how the F-22 will stand up to the elements."
- Boeing Awarded $61.8 Million Contract for KC/RC-135 Re-engine Work Boeing 14 Jun 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a $61.8 million contract by the U.S. Air Force for five re-engining kits for the RC-135 aircraft and two re-engining kits for the KC-135 aircraft. The contract is with the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base.
- Boeing Delivers 100th F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the U.S. Navy Boeing 14 Jun 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] today delivered the 100th F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the U.S. Navy. The airplane, a two-seat "F" model Super Hornet, was delivered during a ceremony at Boeing in St. Louis.
- General Dynamics Completes Acquisition of Advanced Technical Products, Inc. for $250 Million General Dynamics 14 Jun 2002 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today completed its acquisition of Advanced Technical Products, Inc. (ATP) of Roswell, Georgia. Under the agreement, announced on May 2, 2002, and approved by ATP shareholders on June 12, 2002, General Dynamics acquired all 5.89 million outstanding shares of Advanced Technical Products (ATP) for a cash purchase price of $33.50 per share.
- F-35 JSF Brings Dutch Defense, Industry Officials to Texas Lockheed Martin 14 Jun 2002 -- Calling the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program a "very striking example of a private and public partnership in the Netherlands" and "a model for the future," Netherlands Deputy Minister of Defense Henk van Hoof today joined a group of 21 Dutch government and industry leaders on a tour of the facility where the F-35 will be assembled.
- PAK/BLAST VOA 14 Jun 2002-- In Pakistan, a powerful bomb has exploded outside the American consulate in the southern city of Karachi, killing at least eleven people and injuring dozens of others
- Rumsfeld Says India, Pakistan Aware of Conflict Risks USIA 14 Jun 2002 -- "Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says India and Pakistan ought to "have an understanding whereby "they recognize that it's always proper to fire in self-defense" and to prevent territorial infiltration, but beyond that, less artillery shelling and more diplomatic talk would be desirable".
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 14 Jun 2002-- Karzai, his term extended, faces task of ethnic healing and a political web
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