09 July 2002 Military News
- 82nd Airborne replacing 101st in Afghanistan Army News Service 09 Jul 2002-- The second battalion of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division began arriving at Kandahar Airfield this week to replace air assault troops of Task Force Rakkasan.
- AFGHANISTAN ASSASSINTION VOA 09 Jul 2002-- The assassination of Afghanistan's vice-president, Hajji Abdul Qadir in Kabul over the weekend sent shock waves through several American newspapers, worried about its potential destabilizing effects
- PHILIPPINES/U-S VOA 09 Jul 2002-- The next military exercise between U-S troops and Philippine soldiers will include another restive province in the southern Philippines
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 Jul 2002
- Security Council members voice disappointment at slow progress in Cyprus talks United Nations 09 Jul 2002-- Following a briefing by a senior United Nations envoy on the ongoing Cyprus talks, the members of the Security Council today expressed disappointment that, despite the personal involvement of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, including his visit to the island in May, progress remained "disappointingly slow" and the June target date for agreement had not been met.
- Security Council to begin talks on Somalia draft resolution, President says United Nations 09 Jul 2002-- The United Nations Security Council will be considering a draft resolution on Somalia this week as it looks for progress on the situation in that country, the current President of the 15-member body said today.
- A New U-S Middle East Policy VOA 09 Jul 2002-- President Bush's recent policy speech [6/24/02] on the way to peace in the Middle East elicited a mixed response. Israel welcomed his call for a change in the Palestinian leadership while Arab and European reaction was muted. Middle East specialists in the United States also have voiced strong reactions to what they consider the strengths and weaknesses of the new policy
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 09 Jul 2002-- Palestinian sources say Israeli troops shot and killed a leading member of the Islamic Jihad militant group in the West Bank
Defense Policy / Programs
- DOD EXPANDS SHAD INVESTIGATION 09 Jul 2002 -- The Department of Defense announced today an expansion of the Shipboard Hazard and Defense investigation. A team of investigators will travel to Dugway Proving Ground in mid-August to review Deseret Test Center records.
- Lockheed Martin Awarded Integration Services Task Order from Defense Finance and Accounting Service Lockheed Martin 09 Jul 2002 -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $4.4 million task order under its existing Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Financial Integrated Systems Services II Blanket Purchase Agreement, with a potential value of up to $20 million over the next five years, to provide integration services for the DFAS Patuxent River Technical Support Organization.
- Northrop Grumman Delivers First New Mobile Remote Emitter Simulator System Northrop Grumman 09 Jul 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Amherst Systems business unit has delivered to the U.S Navy the first of five new radar threat simulator systems designed to help train naval pilots and other military personnel to identify and effectively counter potential enemy missile or artillery threats.
- Northrop Grumman Announces Plans to Expand Operations for Joint Strike Fighter in Palmdale and El Segundo Northrop Grumman 09 Jul 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector announced today it will perform component assembly operations for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program at its facility in Palmdale, Calif., and expand its operations in El Segundo for JSF development and component manufacturing work.
- National Imagery and Mapping Agency Awards Northrop Grumman Team $72 Million Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit Contract Northrop Grumman 09 Jul 2002 -- A team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) to develop its Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit (C/JTMK).
- Thales details watchkeeper programme Thales 09 Jul 2002 -- Thales Defence Ltd. today announces its key details for the next stage of the UK MoD's Watchkeeper Tactical UAV Programme. Thales' solution offers a major improvement in capability over existing and other currently planned Tactical UAV systems.
- Boeing-Built Satellite Beefs Up U.S. Forces' Communications in Afghanistan Boeing 09 Jul 2002 -- A Boeing-built U.S. Navy communications satellite, launched nine years ago and formerly used as an in-orbit spare, has a new mission providing critical military communications capacity for U.S. forces in Operation Enduring Freedom.
- PAKISTAN'S FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM VOA 09 Jul 2002-- Pakistan is stepping up its efforts against terrorists. Hundreds of troops are now scouring the tribal areas of northwest Pakistan for al-Qaida fighters who escaped from Afghanistan. Pakistan is mounting raids in response to recent terrorist attacks such as the car bombing at the U-S consulate in Karachi. Teresita Schaffer is director of the South Asia program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She says that terrorism poses an even graver threat to Pakistan than to the West.
- P-L-O / NEW YORK COUNCIL VOA 09 Jul 2002-- While President Bush addressed Wall Street (Tuesday) the New York City Council discussed a resolution asking the U-S government to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization [P-L-O] Mission to the United Nations
- POWELL-SOUTH ASIA VOA 09 Jul 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell says he plans to visit India and Pakistan later this month in a further U-S effort to ease tensions between the two South Asian powers. He told Senators Tuesday he will try to get a dialogue going but that it is up to the parties themselves to resolve the Kashmir issue
- ISRAEL / DEFENSE VOA 09 Jul 2002-- Israel has sworn in a new head of the country's defense forces, Moshe Ya'alon.
- Humanitarian Mine Action: The Landmine Threat and the Response to It Washington File 09 Jul 2002-- There are more than 100 landmine and/or UXO-affected [unexploded ordnance] countries in the world. Approximately 20 of these (e.g. Angola, Afghanistan, Croatia, Egypt, Cambodia) are heavily affected
- Bush Goals: Win War, Protect Homeland, Strengthen Economy AFPS 09 Jul 2002-- Winning the war on terrorism and protecting the American homeland require a sustained national commitment, according to President Bush.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 09 Jul 2002-- U.S. hails Greek success against urban guerrillas
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 09 Jul 2002-- Peacekeepers on high alert as nation observes day of morning for slain official
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