01 July 2002 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Afghan Casualties Reported in Air Patrol-Ground AFPS 01 Jul 2002-- An unknown number of Afghan civilians reportedly are casualties following a coalition air patrol's response to hostile ground fire in Oruzgan Province north of Kandahar, Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokesman said today.
- AFGHAN/PENTAGON UPDATE VOA 01 Jul 2002-- U-S military officials say they have launched an investigation into a coalition operation in southern Afghanistan that may have caused civilian casualties
- AFGHAN/ATTACK VOA 01 Jul 2002-- An unknown number of Afghans were killed Monday when U-S jets and helicopter gunships mistakenly struck civilians in southern Afghanistan
- NATO / BOSNIA VOA 01 Jul 2002-- NATO says it remains committed to its peacekeeping duties in Bosnia, despite a U-S threat to shut down a U-N police mission in the troubled Balkan country.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Jul 2002
- PRESS BRIEFING BY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT United Nations 01 Jul 2002
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 01 July 2002-- Israel says it has killed a man it describes as a master bomb maker for the militant Islamic group Hamas. Hamas has vowed to avenge the death of their activist, Muhanad Taher, a man Israel says is responsible for the murder of more than 100 people in suicide bombings
- U-S-MIDEAST VOA 01 Jul 2002-- The State Department's chief Middle East expert, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs William Burns, is en route to London for a meeting Tuesday with counterparts from Russia, the European Union and the United Nations. The objective of the meeting of the so-called Middle East "quartet" is to build support for the Middle East peace proposals announced by President Bush last week and discuss what is termed a "work plan" for Palestinian reforms
- PALESTINIAN PROTESTS VOA 01 Jul 2002-- Thousands of Palestinians marched through the Gaza Strip Monday, denouncing the Palestinian Authority for corruption and for not doing enough to create jobs
Defense Policy / Programs
- Eurotraining: Industry agrees on joint feasibility study EADS 01 Jul 2002 -- Aermacchi, Dassault Aviation, EADS-CASA, EADS Military Aircraft (Germany) and Saab have signed an Industrial Collaboration Agreement to perform the feasibility study for the Advanced European Jet Pilot Training (AEJPT). This step forward was reached shortly prior to the 2002 Farnborough Air Show.
- EADS Military Aircraft and the U.A.E. Air Force and Air Defence make further progress in the definition phase of the Mako program EADS 01 Jul 2002 -- The U.A.E. Air Force & Air Defence (U.A.E. AF & AD) and Military Aircraft of the EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company are teamed in the Mako programme since the Dubai Air Show in 1999.
- Status Eurofighter Typhoon EADS 01 Jul 2002 -- Final assembly, the manufacture and assembly of center fuselages and right wings for Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft are well under way at EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company Military Aircraft in Germany and Spain.
- Northrop Grumman to Acquire TRW for $60 per Share in Stock Northrop Grumman 01 Jul 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and TRW Inc. (NYSE:TRW) jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combination will position Northrop Grumman as the nation's second largest defense contractor with projected annual revenues of more than $26 billion and approximately 123,000 employees.
- WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME PRESS CONFERENCE LAUNCHING EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA United Nations 01 Jul 2002
- HEADQUARTERS PRESS BRIEFING BY PRESIDENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL United Nations 01 Jul 2002
- INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT VOA 01 July 2002-- Effective today (Monday, 7/1), any person who commits a war crime, crime against humanity, or genocide could face prosecution in a new world court. The International Criminal Court, or I-C-C, has gone into effect, with the power to try people accused of the world's worst crimes. The treaty setting up this first permanent international war crimes court has so far been ratified by 69 countries
- Annan hails 'historic' creation of International Criminal Court as new weapon against atrocities United Nations 01 July 2002-- The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today hailed the "historic" creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) - the world's first permanent forum for trying individuals responsible for war crimes - as a powerful tool for prosecuting and preventing atrocities.
- CRIMINAL COURT/U-N VOA 01 Jul 2002-- U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged the Security Council to resolve its dispute over the new International Criminal Court, which came into being Monday, or risk undermining U-N peacekeeping missions. U-N officials are making contingency plans for a hasty departure from Bosnia, after the United States vetoed a six-month extension of the operation over its failure to get guarantees that American citizens would be exempt from the court's jurisdiction
- PAKISTAN/BIN LADEN VOA 01 Jul 2002-- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is expressing doubt that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is hiding in Pakistan without being detected
- State Department Noon Briefing Transcript Washington File 01 Jul 2002-- Boucher: All right, let me tell you where we are in New York with the International Criminal Court and the Bosnia resolution. The US vetoed the Bosnia peacekeeping extension, not from lack of commitment to Bosnia or to peacekeeping, but because the Council has continued to fail to address the unacceptable risks that are posed for US peacekeepers by the International Criminal Court.
- U.S. Rejects ICC Jurisdiction over Its Peacekeepers Washington File 01 Jul 2002-- The United States vetoed the six-month extension of the UN's Bosnia mission "with great reluctance," but U.S. concerns about the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over U.S. peacekeepers is uncompromising, U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte said June 30.
- U.S. Supports Peacekeeping in Balkans, Worldwide, Envoy Says Washington File 01 Jul 2002-- But vetoes extension of Bosnia-Herzegovina mission, over ICC issue
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 01 Jul 2002-- Turkish air force takes command of Kabul airport
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 01 Jul 2002-- NAC to meet on implications of U.S.-ICC spat
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