30 July 2002 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- PENTAGON / AFGHANISTAN VOA 30 Jul 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says it is far too soon to predict when coalition forces may be able to leave Afghanistan
- AFGHAN BOMBING-UN VOA 30 Jul 2002-- The United Nations has decided not to publish its initial assessment of the American air strike July first in Afghanistan that local Afghans say killed at least 50 civilians.
- AFGHANISTAN VOA 30 Jul 2002-- Afghan authorities say they are investigating what they think was a terrorist attempt to kill senior officials or destroy installations with a car bomb. Authorities say two men are under arrest in the capital, Kabul
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 30 Jul 2002
- SUDAN / CHILD SOLDIERS VOA 30 Jul 2002-- The president of Sudan met for the first time on Saturday with the rebel leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army to endorse a framework for peace that would end Africa's longest running civil war. Analysts say the historic meeting is a sign of hope that the two sides are serious about ending a war that has cost an estimated two million lives. Like other conflicts in Africa, child soldiers have been used in the fighting, particularly by the southern based rebel forces
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 30 Jul 2002-- A Palestinian suicide bomber has injured four people in central Jerusalem
- CONGO /RWANDA / PEACE VOA 30 Jul 2002-- The presidents of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a landmark peace deal in the South African capital
Defense Policy / Programs
- Marine Forces UNITAS Departs for Latin America Deployment USMC News 30 Jul 2002 -- Marine Corps Reserves from throughout the United States departed Camp Lejeune, N.C. July 23, for the annual UNITAS deployment to Latin America. For the first time, more than 300 reserves will comprise Marine Forces UNITAS 43-02. They are providing operational relief to active duty forces from II Marine Expeditionary Force.
- State Department on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan Washington File 30 Jul 2002-- The United States warmly welcomes the July 29 agreement by the Japanese Government, Okinawa Prefectural Government, and Nago City on a Basic Plan for replacing Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, a United States military base in Okinawa, Japan, with a new facility near Nago City, Okinawa
- Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 30 Jul 2002-- Rumsfeld: Yesterday I visited Suffolk, Virginia, to meet with the Joint Forces Command. The command is leading the transformation of our military forces for the new challenges for the 21st century. It was quite a remarkable and exciting display of ideas and innovation that are really energizing the work we do. It was a very good reminder that if we do not change in the defense establishment and improve our military, that our enemies will surely be improving theirs.
- Current U.S. Military Exercise Is Test of Transformation Washington File 30 Jul 2002-- Millennium Challenge 2002, the U.S. military's current combination of live field exercises and computer simulations, will be a measuring stick to determine how well the services act and fight jointly, as well as a test of the ongoing process of transformation, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said July 29.
- Pre-9-11 Exercise Forecasted First War of 21st Century AFPS 30 Jul 2002-- "Nostradamus couldn't have nailed the first battle of the next war any closer than we did," Dave Ozolek, assistant director of the then-Joint Experimentation Directorate, said here.
- Strykers land for ATEX02 Army News Service 30 Jul 2002-- Demonstrating increased joint strategic deployment ability, four C-17 aircraft carrying eight Stryker Infantry Carrier vehicles and 75 soldiers from Fort Lewis, Wash., landed at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, Calif., July 25.
- Army releases names of wounded paratroopers Army News Service 30 Jul 2002-- The Army has released the names of the three 82nd Airborne Division soldiers wounded during combat operations in Afghanistan July 27.
- Joint experiment explores future warfare Army News Service 30 Jul 2002-- There's an experiment underway at the U.S. Joint Forces Command at Suffolk, Va., and dozens of locations around the country, but you won't find any test tubes or beakers in this "laboratory."
- Boeing and CargoLifter to Explore Stratospheric Airship Concepts Boeing 30 Jul 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and CargoLifter AG have signed a contract to jointly explore stratospheric airship concepts. The contract, which provides for a detailed study of lighter-than-air stratospheric platforms, will enable Boeing and CargoLifter to coordinate efforts to bid as airship system suppliers for current and future programs.
- EADS Delivers Radio Reconnaissance System to Finland - Multi-million Electronic Warfare Contract EADS 30 Jul 2002 -- EADS will develop the new radio reconnaissance system of the Finnish armed forces. As reported by the company on Tuesday, the EADS Business Unit Systems & Defence Electronics has been awarded the multi-million Euro contract by the Finnish procurement authorities to implement an advanced radio reconnaissance system. Systems development and delivery will be carried out by the Ulm-based EADS subsidiary "ewation".
- General Dynamics Awarded $61M Contract to Operate Shippingport Drydock at Navy Base General Dynamics 30 Jul 2002 -- Electric Boat, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract worth up to $61.1 million to maintain and operate the Shippingport drydock at the Naval Submarine Base New London.
- KAI and Lockheed Martin Team Begins Durability Testing on T-50 Lockheed Martin 30 Jul 2002 -- Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, a business area of Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT], began durability testing on the T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer on July 22.
- Bragg officials react to spousal homicides Army News Service 30 Jul 2002 -- Fort Bragg and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command officials have responded to reporters' questions about the killing of four military wives by their active-duty husbands in a span of less than six weeks during a press conference July 26. Three of the four accused soldiers had returned from deployments to Afghanistan within the last six months.
- ASIA / POWELL VOA 30 Jul 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell has met with officials in Singapore during a tour to promote Washington's war on terrorism
- AFGHANISTAN: QADIR KILLING, CIVILIAN DEATHS INVITE POLICY REVIEW Foreign Media Reaction 30 Jul 2002-- The assassination of V.P. Qadir reveals Interim President Karzai's vulnerability and Afghanistan's tenuous stability.
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