16 June 2002 Military News
- AFGHAN-JIRGA VOA 16 Jun 2002 -- Afghanistan's grand elective assembly, the Loya Jirga, is approaching its end. Has it been the grand democratic exercise that its proponents claim? Or, as critics charge, has it been deeply flawed?
- AFGHAN-POL VOA 16 Jun 2002 -- Afghanistan's grand elective council, the Loya Jirga, adjourned until Monday after a proposal on the composition of a new interim legislature sparked heated debate.
- CQ ZIMBABWE / PRESS VOA 16 Jun 2002 -- On the same day three reporters were arrested while covering a political opposition meeting, the Zimbabwe government is forcing media outlets to start paying to stay in business.
- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS VOA 16 Jun 2002 -- Israel began construction Sunday of a security fence around the West Bank in a bid to prevent more terror attacks, angering both Palestinians and Israeli right-wingers
- EGYPT/U-S/REACT VOA 16 Jun 2002 -- As President Bush prepares to unveil his administration's plan for achieving peace in the Middle East, a top Egyptian official has dismissed the suggestion of creating a provisional Palestinian state.
Defense Policy / Programs
- USS Shoup, Northrop Grumman-Built Aegis Destroyer, Set For Pacific Fleet Commissioning June 22 In Seattle Northrop Grumman 16 Jun 2002 -- USS Shoup (DDG 86), the newest in a series of advanced Aegis guided missile destroyers built for the U.S. Navy by Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Ship Systems sector, will be commissioned at 11 a.m. PDT Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Port Terminal 37 in Seattle, Wash.
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