08 July 2002 Military News
- Arms Cache Found in Afghanistan; Officials Investigate Civilian Deaths AFPS 08 Jul 2002-- U.S. and coalition forces unearthed another arms cache in Afghanistan while investigators wrapped up a preliminary probe into the alleged July 1 friendly fire accident in Oruzgan Province.
- U.S. Committed to Bosnia Mission; Iraq Still a Problem AFPS 08 Jul 2002-- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told a national radio audience recently that U.S. troops will stay in Bosnia and that a new regime in Iraq minus Saddam Hussein would be good for the world.
- AFGHAN / PENTAGON VOA 08 Jul 2002-- The Pentagon is now acknowledging there were civilian casualties as the result of a U-S air-strike in Afghanistan last week
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 08 Jul 2002
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 08 Jul 2002-- Egypt's intelligence chief has met with Israeli and Palestinians leaders in an effort to revive Mideast peace talks
- U-S / MIDEAST VOA 08 Jul 2002-- Plans are being made for a ministerial-level meeting in New York next week of the so-called Middle East "quartet" -- the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations. U-S officials say the meeting Monday -- aimed at promoting Palestinian reforms -- may be followed a day later by a broader discussion involving key Arab foreign ministers
- ISRAEL / ARABS / LAND VOA 08 Jul 2002-- Israel's cabinet has approved legislation that would bar Arabs from buying homes in some Jewish communities
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Defense Department Briefing, July 8, 2002 Washington File 08 Jul 2002-- Newbold: I have just a couple of quick comments. As you would imagine, our operations in Afghanistan continue. We still have a significant and viable mission there. Over the weekend, we found another arms cache. You'll remember that we found several last week of significant size. This weekend, in a small town north of Kandahar, our forces found a cache that included 29 of the shoulder-fired anti-air missiles of various makes, and we're glad to have recovered them, obviously.
- BAE SYSTEMS command application to be enhanced to support NATO BAE Systems 08 Jul 2002 -- BAE Systems C4ISR has been awarded a contract by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to further develop the GP3 command support application to support the NATO Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps' (ARRC) retention of its certification as a High Readiness Force (Land).
- Lockheed Martin Selected to Provide Gap Filler Radar Systems to Romania Lockheed Martin 08 Jul 2002 -- Lockheed Martin today announced it will provide two "gap-filler" radar systems to the Romanian Ministry of Defense (MoD) under a contract worth $12 million. Romania will use the Multi Mission Surveillance Radar (MMSR) systems together with five existing AN/FPS-117 radar systems in a dual-use mode to monitor airspace in and around the country.
- $27 Million Norwegian Contract Marks Lockheed Martin's First International PANTERA Advanced Targeting Pod Sale Lockheed Martin 08 Jul 2002 -- The Royal Norwegian Air Force has selected Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control's Precision Attack Navigation and Targeting (PANTERA) pod as the winner of its Laser Target Designator Pods competition.
- Revolutionary Air-Breathing Engine Rockets Past Key Milestone Ahead of Schedule Boeing 08 Jul 2002 -- Initial design of a new prototype air-breathing rocket engine for NASA -- one that could revolutionize air and space travel in the next 40 years -- reached a major milestone ahead of schedule last week.
- UN/US/COURT VOA 08 Jul 2002-- In a bid to bring more pressure on the United States, the U-N Security Council will hold a day-long public debate Wednesday on U-S demands that its peacekeepers be kept beyond the reach of the new international criminal court
- PAKISTAN/U-S/TERRORISM VOA 08 Jul 2002-- Pakistan says it has arrested three men in connection with a series of deadly bomb attacks in the port city of Karachi, including one on the American consulate there.
- U.S. Says International Criminal Court Fundamentally Flawed Washington File 08 Jul 2002-- While the United States strongly believes that those who perpetrate genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes must be held accountable, it believes the new International Criminal Court (ICC) is fundamentally flawed, Ambassador Stephan Minikes told the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna July 4.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 08 Jul 2002-- Senators says U.S. needs to consider active role in providing security
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 08 Jul 2002-- Afghanistan asks ISAF for help in murder probe
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