05 August 2002 Military News
- AFGHAN POL VOA 05 Aug 2002-- In June, Afghanistan held a grand assembly that elected an 18-month interim government. The new government faces a range of formidable challenges, including writing a new constitution and building a multi-ethnic national army.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 05 Aug 2002
- MIDEAST / UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY VOA 05 Aug 2002-- The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution demanding that Israel withdraw to positions it held before the violence began two years ago and expressing grave concern over the plight facing the Palestinian people. The resolution passed with 114 votes in favor, four opposed and eleven abstentions
- NIGER-MUTINY VOA 05 Aug 2002-- Heavy gunfire broke out overnight (Sunday-Monday) in Niamey, the capital of Niger, where soldiers have been staging a mutiny for the past several days.
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 05 Aug 2002-- Israel has begun imposing new restrictions in the West Bank in the wake of new terrorist violence
Defense Policy / Programs
- Secretary Rumsfeld Interview With The National Journalists Roundtable 05 Aug 2002-- Rumsfeld: Notwithstanding that fact, we ended up with the Korean War, the Vietnam War, we had terrorist attacks, there were a whole lot of things that nuclear weapons never deterred throughout this entire period. Lots of things, bad things have been going on in this world. It didn't deter what was going on in Rwanda or Burundi. It didn't deter any number of things that have taken place that have been terribly tragic for lots of people.
- GE T58 Improvement Program Passes Signficant Milestone GE Aviation 05 Aug 2002 -- The U.S. Navy (USN) Acquisition Review Board has confirmed that GE Aircraft Engines' (GEAE) proposed T58 Engine Reliability Improvement Program (ERIP) has successfully met all requirements to qualify for low-rate initial production. The ERIP converts T58-GE-16 engines to the -16A model configuration.
- GEORGIA / RUSSIA VOA 05 Aug 2002-- Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze says his country is ready to work with Russia in combating terrorist activities
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 05 Aug 2002-- Eight people are injured in a rocket attack in Kosovo
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 05 Aug 2002 -- Based on a Belga dispatch, La Libre Belgique writes that on Saturday, pacifist demonstrators handed a complaint to the police in Casteau, the site of SHAPE headquarters. According to the report, the complaint, against Gen. Ralston and Belgian Defense Minister Flahaut, denounced the alleged presence of nuclear weapons at the Kleine Brogel airbase, where a protest is planned for Oct. 5. The demonstrators reportedly claimed that the presence of those weapons at the Belgian base is in breach of certain articles of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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