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21 June 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Philippine Military Kills Abu Sayyaf Leader AFPS 21 Jun 2002-- The Philippine military is reporting today it killed a major leader of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group and two henchmen today in a pre-dawn attack at sea.
  • PHILIPPINES ABU SABAYA VOA 21 Jun 2002-- An Abu Sayyaf leader is believed to have been shot in a fight with Philippine troops, but officials have yet to confirm if he was killed in the encounter. Abu Sabaya is accused of leading a band that kidnapped dozens of people, including an American missionary and a Philippine nurse killed recently in a battle with government troops

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 21 Jun 2002
  • HEADQUARTERS PRESS CONFERENCE BY FOREIGN MINISTER OF SYRIA United Nations 21 Jun 2002
  • SOMALIA/PEACE VOA 21 Jun 2002-- Inter-clan fighting in southern Somalia has claimed the lives of more than 20 people this week. The fighting has also dampened prospects for a reconciliation conference of Somalia's warring factions. But at least one faction leader says he is still planning to go to the conference, but he sees little prospect for reconciliation
  • U-N / PALESTINIANS VOA 21 Jun 2002-- An appeal is being made by a U-N agency to help Palestinian refugees on the West Bank and Gaza Strip
  • SYRIA / UN VOA 21 Jun 2002-- Syrian foreign Minister Farouk Al-Shara denies charges that Damascus harbors terrorists and encourages Palestinian violence against Israel. Mr. Al-Shara's remarks to reporters at the United Nations Friday were meant to contradict reports of Syrian involvement in terrorism by U-S and Israeli officials
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 21 Jun 2002-- Israeli tanks fired on a fruit and vegetable market in the West Bank city of Jenin Friday, killing three Palestinians, including two children

Defense Policy / Programs

  • U.S. Officials, NATO Look at Alliance Enlargement AFPS 21 Jun 2002-- The theme for NATO's November summit in Prague, Czech Republic, will be "new capabilities, new members and new relationships," said Ian Brzezinski, deputy assistant defense secretary for NATO and European Affairs
  • GITMO General Rates Force Protection High With Detainee Care AFPS 21 Jun 2002-- Joint Task Force 160's primary mission is taking care of captured enemy combatants from the war on terrorism, but the outfit's commander emphasizes that the safety and security of his people is as important -- or more so.

Defense Industry

  • BAE SYSTEMS completes critical JTRS broadcast demonstration BAE Systems 21 Jun 2002 -- BAE Systems has received an $82.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering, technical and logistics support services for the Naval Air Warfare Center's Surface Communications and Information Systems Division, Systems Modernization Branch, St. Inigoes, Maryland.
  • BAE SYSTEMS receives $82.3 million U.S. Navy contract for engineering and technical services BAE Systems 21 Jun 2002 -- BAE Systems has received an $82.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering, technical and logistics support services for the Naval Air Warfare Center's Surface Communications and Information Systems Division, Systems Modernization Branch, St. Inigoes, Maryland.
  • Bell Helicopter orders Thales Avionics TopOwl helmet­mounted displays for U.S. Marine Corps H­1 Upgrade helicopters Thales 21 Jun 2002 -- Following a comprehensive trade study between the world's leading manufacturers of helmet-mounted displays, Thales Avionics' TopOwl Helmet Mounted Sight and Display system, was selected by Bell Helicopter to equip 180 Cobra AH-1Z and 100 Huey UH-1Y helicopters for the United States Marine Corps.
  • Acquisition of Sema GmbH in Germany by Thales Thales 21 Jun 2002 -- Thales and Schlumberger/Sema signed an agreement on the acquisition of the defence activities of Sema GmbH in the field of naval C3I and training and simulation, including Computer Systems GmbH. The agreement was signed on 31 May 2002, following the approval of the Bundeskartellamt (the German State merger control authority).

News Reports

  • RUMSFELD / THREATS VOA 21 Jun 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says planned sharp reductions in long-range nuclear weapons by the United States and Russia are a positive move that reflects a significant improvement in relations from those of the Cold War era
  • Transcript: Rumsfeld Praises Strength of Coalition Against Terror Washington File 21 Jun 2002-- "Coalition forces have supplied a vast amount of humanitarian assistance and medical assistance," Secretary Rumsfeld said, "including more than a million pounds of wheat and assorted food, just to cite one example. More than 90 countries have arrested or detained some 2,400 individuals, terrorists and their supporters."
  • U.S. Says Syria Has Responsibilities Not to Support Terrorist Groups Washington File 21 Jun 2002-- State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, John Negroponte, has made it very clear to Syria that it has responsibilities not to support groups that carry out terrorism.
  • Rumsfeld Praises Coalition, Discusses Iran, WMD AFPS 21 Jun 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld praised the broad coalition supporting the war on terrorism and said the new relationships forged in this war will help protect peace in the future.
  • AL-QAIDA ON THE RUN VOA 21 Jun 2002-- From the U-S to Europe, the Middle East to South Asia, police are tracking down members of al-Qaida. Osama bin Laden's terrorist network has not yet been destroyed, but a flurry of arrests suggests that international cooperation in the war on terrorism is beginning to unravel al-Qaida's web



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