16 July 2002 Military News
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 16 Jul 2002
- MIDEAST QUARTET-ISRAEL VOA 16 Jul 2002-- The international diplomatic "quartet" on the Middle East -- the United States, Russia, European Union and the United Nations -- have called on Israel to match Palestinian moves toward reform with action easing living conditions for the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. The appeal came at the group's meeting Tuesday in New York
- Mideast Meeting VOA 16 Jul 2002-- A new round of high-level talks in New York today (Tuesday) aimed at jump-starting the stalled Middle East peace process was long on commitment but did not yield a concrete plan of action leading to the creation of a Palestinian state. Senior officials from the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations, a grouping known as the "quartet" met for about an hour at a midtown Manhattan hotel
- ISRAEL / ATTACK VOA 16 Jul 2002-- At least seven Israelis are dead after Palestinian gunmen detonated a roadside bomb near a bus in the West Bank and then opened fire as victims fled
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 16 Jul 2002-- Israel's Foreign Minister Shimon Peres is to convene Israel's negotiating team (Tuesday) to prepare for talks with the Palestinians
- EGYPT /ISRAEL VOA 16 Jul 2002-- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has spoken by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon about the current impasse in the Middle East peace process
Defense Policy / Programs
- PENTAGON / LEAKS VOA 16 Jul 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is calling for a crackdown on leaks of classified material that he says are endangering American lives
- Leaks Put Americans in Danger, Rumsfeld Says AFPS 16 Jul 2002-- Military and civilian personnel who leak classified data are putting national security at risk and the practice must stop, said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in a memo to all members of the department.
- Wolfowitz visits troops in Afghanistan Army News Service 16 Jul 2002-- Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz's talked with Coalition forces and Afghan leaders July 15.
- Constellation Battle Group Kicks off COMPTUEX Navy Newsstand 16 Jul 2002 -- ABOARD USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64), At Sea (NNS) -- Upon pulling away from the pier at Naval Air Station, North Island recently, Constellation, along with the entire Constellation Battle Group (CBG), began the next evolution in preparing for war: Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
- Navy Exercises Option for Third T-AKE Ship, Awarding $290 Million Contract to General Dynamics’ NASSCO General Dynamics 16 Jul 2002 -- National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that the U.S. Navy has exercised an option to build a third ship for the T-AKE program, a new class of combat logistics force ships. NASSCO was awarded a $290 million contract for construction of the ship.
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