11 July 2002 Military News
- U-N / AFGHANISTAN VOA 11 Jul 2002-- U-N and Afghan officials have told representatives of 15 donor nations that Afghanistan's stability could worsen if the international community fails to support reconstruction work in the country
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Jul 2002
- Text: Palestinians, Israelis Deserve a Future Free of Violence, Humiliation Washington File 11 Jul 2002-- In his testimony before the House International Relations Committee (HIRC) on July 11, David Satterfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, told lawmakers that both Palestinians and Israelis deserve a future free from violence and humiliation.
- U-S-MIDEAST VOA 11 Jul 2002-- The Bush administration stepped-up the pace of its Middle East diplomacy Thursday, with President Bush telephoning the leaders of Egypt and Jordan, and Secretary of State Colin Powell holding talks on the issue with French Foreign Minister Dominque de Villepin. Plans are also going forward for high-level meetings on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict next week in New York.
- LIBERIA-OPPOSITION VOA 11 Jul 2002-- Rebels with the group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, have agreed in principle to support a cease-fire in their battle against the government of Liberian President Charles Taylor. The announcement Thursday came at the end of a four-day meeting between Liberian political opposition leaders and rebels in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou
- AMNESTY / MIDEAST VOA 11 Jul 2002-- The London-based human-rights group Amnesty International is criticizing Palestinian militants for what it calls their "direct attacks on civilians."
- SUDAN / CIVILIAN BOMBINGS VOA 11 Jul 2002-- At the end of June, Sudanese government planes bombed a tiny village in the southern part of the country, killing five people and wounding six others, all of them civilians. For the villagers of Malualkan, the attack was another example of the government's disregard for lives
- CHINA-NEPAL-MAO VOA 11 Jul 2002-- The Chinese government is criticizing anti-government rebels attacking neighboring Nepal, calling them terrorists. The move is ironic, since the group calls itself "Maoist" after the revolutionary founder of the People's Republic of China.
Defense Policy / Programs
- United States And Turkey Sign Memorandum Of Understanding 11 Jul 2002 -- "Turkey joins the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Italy as our seventh SDD partner. Turkey joined the Joint Strike Fighter concept demonstration phase as a foreign military sales participant in 1999. Today Turkey's CDP participation has led to the Department of Defense invitation to join the program as a cooperative partner in the SDD phase. Turkey's SDD participation will allow their air force to take full advantage of the Joint Strike Fighter opportunities and advanced technology, logistics and training."
- DOD, Turky Sign Joing Strike Fighter Agreement 11 Jul 2002 -- Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge met today with Under Secretary for Defense Industries Ali Ercan of the Turkish Ministry of Defense to sign a $175 million memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Turkish partnership in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) systems development and demonstration (SDD) phase.
- Turkey Joins F-35 JSF Development Effort Lockheed Martin 11 Jul 2002 -- Turkey today (July 11) became the seventh international partner to sign up for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, joining the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, Denmark and Norway. Australia also has announced its intention to participate.
- Northrop Grumman Delivers Sixth Navy Sealift Ship Northrop Grumman 11 Jul 2002 -- USNS Brittin (T-AKR 305), the sixth of seven Bob Hope-class strategic sealift ships being built by Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Ship Systems sector, was delivered to the U.S. Navy today at the company's Avondale Operations in New Orleans.
- ORBITAL WINS $7 MILLION LIQUID BOOSTER VEHICLE CONTRACT FROM U.S. MDA Orbital Sciences Corp. 11 Jul 2002 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that it has been awarded a $7.4 million contract by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to fully integrate a new liquid propellant booster that will be used as a target vehicle in future tests of defensive missile systems.
- Security Council Discussing U.S. Draft on Peacekeeper Immunity Washington File 11 Jul 2002-- U.S. offers new proposal on immunity for U.S. peacekeepers
- INDONESIA / ACEH / AL-QAIDA VOA 11 Jul 2002-- Indonesia's military commander in the country's troubled Aceh province has reportedly acknowledged that an aide to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden visited the province last year
- CHINA ICC VOA 11 Jul 2002-- This week's intense United Nations discussions over the International Criminal Court finds the United States and China on the same side of an issue. Both nations complain that the court might have too much power
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