01 August 2002 Military News
- Rumsfeld Says War on Terrorism Will Not End in Afghanistan Washington File 01 Aug 2002 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the global war on terrorism that began in Afghanistan "will not end there." The war on terrorism "is a global campaign against a global adversary," he said July 31 in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The coalition anti-terror effort will not end, the secretary said, "until terrorist networks have been rooted out, wherever they exist; ... the state-sponsors of terror are made to understand that aiding, abetting and harboring terrorists have deadly consequences for those that try it; ... [and] those developing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons end their threat to innocent men, women, and children."
- U.S. Officials Unsure How Long Forces Will Be in Afghanistan Washington File 01 Aug 2002 -- Despite major successes in the war against terrorism to date, the effort remains "still closer to the beginning than to the end," Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says. Rumsfeld made the comment as he testified on the war effort -- with special emphasis on progress in Afghanistan -- together with Army General Tommy Franks, commander of the U.S. Central Command, July 31 before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
- U.S. Commander Says Much Remains to Be Done in Afghanistan Washington File 01 Aug 2002 -- The overall commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan told senators July 31 "our work in Afghanistan is not finished." In remarks prepared for delivery, General Tommy Franks, commander of the U.S. Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee he is "optimistic about the future, but much work remains to be done" to accomplish U.S. goals in Afghanistan.
- AFGHANISTAN / COMBAT VOA 01 Aug 2002-- Last Saturday, American troops in Afghanistan ran into the heaviest combat they have seen since an offensive in March against remnants of the al-Qaida and Taleban forces. The battle left five Americans wounded and two of their Afghan allies killed. There was an undetermined number of al-Qaida casualties
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Aug 2002
- JACKSON MIDEAST PEACE VOA 01 Aug 2002 -- A peace delegation led by U-S civil rights advocate Jesse Jackson has returned to the United States, after meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials. Mr. Jackson says despite continued violence in the Middle East this week, he is hopeful that peace can be achieved.
- BUSH / JORDAN VOA 01 Aug 2002 -- President Bush says he is furious about the bombing Wednesday at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, but remains committed to the Mideast peace process.
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 01 Aug 2002-- An Israeli man has been found shot and killed near a West Bank town
Defense Policy / Programs
- CONGRESS DEFENSE SPENDING VOA 01 Aug 2002 -- The Senate has overwhelmingly passed (by a 95 to three vote) the largest defense spending bill in U-S history. The measure must be reconciled with a House-passed version before a final bill is sent to President Bush for his signature.
- Super Hornet Starts Maiden Deployment Navy News Stand 01 Aug 2002-- The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Battle Group deployment will be filled with firsts. Starting off that string of firsts was Lt. Corey L. Pritchard of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, the "Eagles," from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
- Navy Issues Super Hornet Basing Proposals Navy News Stand 01 Aug 2002-- The Navy has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public comment on the introduction of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike-fighter to bases on the East Coast. The DEIS evaluates the environmental consequences for the proposal to provide facilities and functions to support the home basing and operation of 10 Super Hornet fleet squadrons (130 aircraft) and one Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) (32 aircraft) on the East Coast of the United States.
- Some say the Rasputin-like Rhein-Main Air Base may never close Airman Magazine August 2002-- Every time someone even says the word "closure" around here, someone else giggles. Maybe it's denial. Maybe the date scratched on everyone's desk calendars is erased more than an answer on an enlisted promotion test. Or it could be that this place may simply never close. Maybe
- Power, Speed, Lethality: The B-1 Lancer is an aerodynamic marvel that brings patience and accuracy to the war on terrorism Airman Magazine August 2002-- The B-1 Lancer isn't just another aircraft. Because for all its sleek good looks, it's a heavy bomber that can go a long way to put bombs on target
- EADS: Manufacturing facility in Belgium taken over from Siemens N.V. - Expanding defence business EADS 01 Aug 2002 -- EADS has taken over the Oostkamp plant of Siemens N.V. (Belgium) near Brugge to strengthen the manufacturing capabilities of its defence sector. After the approval of the merger control authorities on 31 July 2002, the acquisition now takes effect retroactively as of January 1, 2002.
- First Eurofighter-Simulator delivered to German Air Force EADS 01 Aug 2002 -- The first Eurofighter-Simulator was delivered this Thursday by EADS Military Aircraft. The German Air Force is now as the first of the four Eurofighter partner air force ready for pilot training.
- General Dynamics Awarded $464M Contract to Build New DDG 51-Class Destroyer General Dynamics 01 Aug 2002 -- The U.S. Navy today awarded a $464 million contract to Bath Iron Works, a unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), to build DDG 102, an Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) Class destroyer.
- ASEAN / TERRORISM VOA 01 Aug 2002-- The 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, and the United States have signed an anti-terrorism accord, capping a week of diplomatic efforts to strengthen regional security ties to fight terrorism.
- ERITREA / REFUGEES VOA 01 Aug 2002 -- The U-N refugee agency is trying to get hundreds-of-thousands of Eritrean refugees in Sudan to register for voluntary repatriation. The Eritreans are to lose their refugee status by the end of the year because their native country is considered stable after many years of war.
- U-N /JENIN VOA 01 Aug 2002 -- A United Nations report on Israel's April offensive in the West Bank Palestinian refugee camp at Jenin blames both sides for putting civilians in harm's way. Israel's reaction to the report was positive. The Palestinians expressed disappointment.
- UN releases report on recent events in Jenin, other Palestinian cities UN News Centre 01 Aug 2002 -- Following a request by the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today released a report on the events surrounding the Israeli military incursions earlier this year into the West Bank town of Jenin and other Palestinian cities in what proved to be the most extensive such operation by Israel in a decade.
- Press Release: SG2077 - REPORT OF SECRETARY-GENERAL ON RECENT EVENTS IN JENIN, OTHER PALESTINIAN CITIES United Nations 01 Aug 2002 -- The United Nations today released the Secretary-General's report on recent events in Jenin and other Palestinian cities. This report was requested by the General Assembly in May (resolution ES-10/10, adopted on 7 May 2002), after the disbandment of the team which the Secretary-General, supported by the Security Council (resolution 1405 of 19 April 2002), had proposed to send to Jenin to establish the facts on the ground.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 01 Aug 2002 -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell wants an anti-terrorist treaty with Southeast Asian nations to lead to a substantial upgrading of security in the region, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. Powell would like to see "a regional coming together" to make the area more responsive to future threats, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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