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06 August 2002 Military News

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Other Conflicts

  • Security Council slated to discuss DR of Congo, Rwanda peace agreement United Nations News Centre 06 Aug 2002 -- The United Nations Security Council is slated to hold a discussion later this week on the recent peace agreement between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, the President of the 15-member body said today.
  • HAITI / UNREST VOA 06 Aug 2002 -- Haitian authorities say they are re-establishing order in the port city of Gonaives after several days of riots and anti-government demonstrations.
  • NIGER-MUTINY UPDATE VOA 06 Aug 2002 -- The President of Niger, Mamadou Tandja, is urging mutinous soldiers to return to their barracks following a weeklong revolt triggered by the soldiers' demands for better pay. The Nigerien leader's remarks came Tuesday, a day after mutineers attacked three armories in the capital, Niamey.
  • ISRAEL ARABS/CITIZENSHIP VOA 06 Aug 2002 -- For the first time in the country's history, Israel has threatened to strip Arabs of their citizenship, if they are suspected of involvement in terror attacks. The Government says the move could help deter terrorism.
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 06 Aug 2002 -- Israel is offering a plan to withdraw its forces from the Gaza Strip if the Palestinian leadership will take over security arrangements there. Israeli forces continue their crackdown on suspected Palestinian militants.
  • NIGER / MUTINY VOA 06 Jul 2002-- The government of Niger has announced a clampdown on journalists following an attempted mutiny in the capital, Niamey. Security remained tight on Tuesday as officials continued to negotiate an end to a series of mutinies that have shaken the West African country since last week
  • SUDAN / TECHNOLOGIES VOA 06 Jul 2002-- The long civil war in southern Sudan has taken its toll - one-and-a-half-million dead, four-million displaced and the few public services that once existed destroyed. But aid agencies have been able to provide some help with innovative technologies even in the midst of continuing war

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Rumsfeld Says Briefer's Views on Saudi Arabia Not U.S. Policy AFPN 06 Aug 2002 -- The briefing given in July by a RAND Corporation expert to the Defense Policy Board, in which Saudi Arabia was characterized as "active at every level of the terror chain," does not represent U.S. policy, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says.
  • U-S / Saudi Briefing VOA 06 Aug 2002 -- The Bush administration is distancing itself from a briefing given to a Pentagon advisory board by a private analyst who said Saudi Arabia was deeply involved in supporting terrorism and, as such, is an adversary of the United States. Secretary of State Colin Powell telephoned his Saudi counterpart Tuesday to disavow the remarks.
  • Lyles delivers newest C-17 to Air Force VOA 06 Aug 2002 -- A critical piece of the Air Force puzzle was put in place Aug. 1 as Air Force Materiel Command's top officer delivered the newest C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft to Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. Gen. Lester Lyles, AFMC commander, delivered the aircraft, the 42nd C-17 to be delivered to Charleston.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 06 Aug 2002 -- Albania sent 30 hand-picked soldiers to Afghanistan on Monday to help keep the peace, and said it hoped their performance would boost the country's hopes of one day joining the NATO military alliance. Army chief-of-staff General Major Pellumb Qazimi urged the soldiers taking part in the country's first peacekeeping mission outside the Balkans to set an example and show that Albania deserves to be part of international peace efforts.
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY&ANALYSIS 06 Aug 2002 -- Prague's Hospodarske Noviny, Aug. 5, quoted Deputy Defense Minister Fuele saying that the Czech government will decide on the possible procurement of supersonic Gripen aircraft not in September, but only after the NATO summit in Prague in November. Fuel, who heads the government team that is negotiating with the manufacturer of the Gripen, is quoted saying: "There is an opportunity here to consider the outcome of the meeting of the Alliance's representatives in peace and to weigh up once more the purchase of supersonic aircraft."
  • Air Force releases all specialties from Stop-Loss AFPN 06 Jul 2002-- The last officer and enlisted specialties on Stop-Loss will be released beginning Sept. 1.

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