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25 June 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • AFGHAN / FIREFIGHT VOA 25 Jun 2002-- American forces have come under fire from pockets of enemy resistance in Afghanistan
  • U.S. Forces Return Fire in Afghanistan AFPS 25 Jun 2002-- U.S. forces returned fire after coming under rocket attack yesterday in Afghanistan, Air Force Brig. Gen. John A. Rosa said today at the Pentagon
  • AFGHAN-KARZAI VOA 25 Jun 2002-- Afghanistan's new interim president gives high marks to the just-completed grand council, the Loya Jirga, that elected him president. But he says people now have high expectations of his new government

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 Jun 2002
  • YUGOSLAVIA / GENERAL VOA 25 Jun 2002-- A potential power struggle between the Yugoslav military and the head of state appeared to have been averted Tuesday after top generals accepted a new armed forces chief and the dismissal of his predecessor. Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica fired the previous commander, General Nebojsa Pavkovic, who is been under investigation by the United Nations War Crimes tribunal, but has not been indicted
  • Powell-Mideast VOA 25 Jun 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell is conducting telephone diplomacy in support of the Bush administration's new framework for Middle East peace that puts heavy stress on the need for new Palestinian leadership. Palestinian Authority chief Yasser Arafat is notably absent from Mr. Powell's call list
  • CONGRESS MIDEAST VOA 25 Jun 2002-- U-S lawmakers are overwhelmingly supportive of President Bush's call for new leadership in the Palestinian Authority. But some Democrats are saying the President's Middle East peace proposals are too little too late
  • BUSH / MIDEAST VOA 25 Jun 2002-- Editorial reaction is pouring in from all corners of the United States to President George W. Bush's twice-postponed policy statement on the Middle East. In no uncertain terms, Mr. Bush called for new Palestinian leadership to solve the impasse, implying that Yasser Arafat must be replaced. He also said the Palestinians should form a more democratic government, and an effective police apparatus, and he urged Israel to aid the process by withdrawing troops and halting settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territory.
  • BUSH/U-N REACT VOA 25 Jun 2002-- U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan expressed caution about President Bush's proposal for new Palestinian leadership to replace Chairman Yasser Arafat
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA VOA 25 Jun 2002-- Russia's defense minister says Moscow is refusing an offer for talks from the rebel leader in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya. The minister says authorities have found new evidence linking Chechen rebels to international terrorist networks
  • BUSH SPEECH / ISRAELI-PALESTINAN REACT VOA 25 Jun 2002-- Supporters of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are rallying behind him, following President Bush's call on Monday for a new Palestinian leadership. Israeli observers, meanwhile, say the address is likely to encourage Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to continue the Israeli military offensive in the Palestinian areas
  • ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 25 Jun 2002-- Israeli tanks and troops have moved into the West Bank town of Hebron, killing four Palestinian policemen in the latest incursion into areas under the control of the Palestinian Authority

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing - ASD PA Clarke and Brig. Gen. Rosa 25 Jun 2002 -- "Operation Mountain Lion continues throughout the eastern portion of Afghanistan. Over the last week or so, we've discovered several weapons caches, and yesterday we discovered another one with 107mm rockets, anti-personnel mines, and this time even two towed-Howitzers; these are 57mm and 76mm aircraft guns. Additionally, yesterday, some of the forces northeast of Jalalabad received rocket or mortar fire. U.S. forces responded with their own mortar fire and also with close air support by F-18s. There were no U.S. casualties, and we're waiting on the battle damage assessment."
  • Special Coast Guard Unit Patrols Waters Around Gitmo AFPS 25 Jun 2002-- "Coming Up!" the Coast Guardsman yells, to warn his crew. He's about to push the throttle on his 25-foot Boston whaler's twin 175-horsepower outboard engines.
  • Coast Guard Launches Multi-Billion Dollar Plan For New Fleet Of Ships, Aircraft, Command Systems For Homeland Security, Other Missions 25 Jun 2002-- U. S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Michael P. Jackson, joined by U. S. Coast Guard Commandant Thomas H. Collins, today announced the award of a landmark contract valued at $11.04 billion for a fleet of new ships and aircraft, plus improved command and control systems, to meet the service's homeland security and other mission needs. In addition, the contract includes $5.91 billion for operating, maintenance, and sustainment costs for a value of $16.95 billion. The contract was awarded to Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS), a joint venture established by Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • TERRORISM / SCIENCE VOA 25 Jun 2002-- A panel of leading U-S scientists, engineers and policy experts says the government is unprepared to harness the nation's vast science and technology assets to combat terrorism



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