12 July 2002 Military News
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 12 Jul 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT United Nations 12 Jul 2002
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 12 Jul 2002-- A Palestinian policeman and a 13-year-old boy have been shot and killed during an Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, and a Palestinian journalist has died of wounds received the day before in a separate incident in the West Bank
- Powell-Mideast VOA 12 Jul 2002-- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has written a letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell on reforms being undertaken by the Palestinian Authority, but officials say he is unlikely to get a high-level U-S reply. Mr. Powell is preparing for meetings on the Middle East next week with top Russian, European and U-N officials as well as his counterparts from key moderate Arab states
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA VOA 12 Jul 2002-- Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed a new director to monitor human rights abuses across Russia. President Putin also replaced Russia's special human rights envoy for Chechnya Friday
Defense Policy / Programs
- Under Secretary Zakheim Briefs on FY 2002 Budget Supplemental 12 Jul 2002-- Zakheim: I wanted to speak to you all today because of what's up there, the supplemental request. And let me preface this by saying that I have been in constant contact with staff directors of both houses, of both parties; with chairmen and ranking members -- both houses and both parties. And everybody's trying to make this happen. And my concern here is simply to outline why we in the Defense Department are uptight that this happen by the first of August, or roughly thereabouts, that is to say before Congress breaks for the August recess. Everybody on the Hill is trying to move this along, but when you're nervous, you're nervous, and we are nervous.
- PENTAGON/BUDGET VOA 12 Jul 2002-- The Pentagon is warning it may have to stop paying all soldiers, sailors and airmen and curtail some military operations if Congress does not quickly approve additional defense funds for the war on terrorism
- Constellation Slam-Dunks TSTA/FEP Navy Newsstand 12 Jul 2002 -- The crew of the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV 64) has once again proved its superiority as a team at sea. Over the past few months, "America's Flagship" has been actively involved in an in-depth training cycle designed to test the ability of its crew to react to real-time battle scenarios.
- Boeing Reaches Another Major Design Milestone for Project Wedgetail Boeing 12 Jul 2002 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] has successfully completed the preliminary design review for the airborne mission system for Australia's Project Wedgetail, taking a major step toward manufacturing parts for the 737 airborne early warning & control system (AEW&C).
- Nippon Avionics Co. Ltd. Delivers its First Japanese Built Lockheed Martin Q-70 Lockheed Martin 12 Jul 2002 -- Nippon Avionics Co. Ltd. (Avio) delivered its first Lockheed Martin Q-70 variant workstation to the Japan Defense Agency at a ceremony July 2, 2002 in Yokohama, Japan. This delivery of an Anti Submarine Warfare JQ-70 represents the growing partnership between Lockheed Martin and Japan.
- Laura Bush Authenticates Keel for the Virginia-Class Submarine Texas (SSN 775) at Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman 12 Jul 2002 -- (WITH PHOTO) Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Newport News sector hosted a keel laying ceremony today for the second Virginia-class submarine, Texas (SSN 775). Laura Bush is the Ship's Sponsor and served as the keel authenticator for the ceremony.
- ICC/UN Vote VOA 12 Jul 2002-- After arduous negotiations, the United Nations Security Council agreed unanimously Friday to give American peacekeepers a 12-month exemption from the jurisdiction of the new International Criminal Court. This cleared the way for a six-month renewal of a U-N police training operation in Bosnia, and an observer mission in Prevlaka
- PAK / MUSHARRAF VOA 12 Jul 2002-- Pakistani military President Pervez Musharraf has defended his proposed constitutional amendments, saying they are needed to ensure a stable and sustainable government in Pakistan. In a nationally televised speech Friday, the military leader has also urged militants from other Islamic countries to leave Pakistan
- Powell-Asia VOA 12 Jul 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell embarks later this month on an eight-country Asia mission aimed at lowering tensions between India and Pakistan, and solidifying relations with South East Asian countries that have become key in the U-S-led war on terrorism
- ITALY / TERROR VOA 12 Jul 2002-- Italian anti-terrorism police have arrested at least eight people suspected of providing logistical support and false documents to operatives of Osama bin Laden's al Qaida organization
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