07 August 2002 Military News
- OSAMA & THE TALIBAN VOA 07 Aug 2002-- A major American newspaper reports Osama bin Laden and the Taleban were often at odds -- so much so that the terrorist was on the verge of being ejected from Afghanistan. According to the newspaper report, the U-S missile attack on Afghanistan in August 1998 abruptly ended that possibility. Could the United States have exploited the differences between al-Qaida and the Taleban and thus perhaps prevented the September 11th attack?
- U-N-H-C-R / AFGHAN REFUGEES VOA 07 Aug 2002-- The United Nations refugee agency says the number of Afghan refugees returning home from Pakistan has been steadily declining in recent weeks.
- OEF missions 'challenging, fulfilling' for KC-135 crew AFPN 07 Aug 2002-- A steady stream of warm sweat drips from Capt. Matt Bowers' face as he preflights the KC-135 Stratotanker for a mid-day mission that will take him to the skies over Afghanistan.
- AFGHANISTAN / REFUGEES VOA 07 Aug 2002 -- The United States is criticizing European countries for not doing enough to assist one-and-a-half million Afghans who have returned home from foreign refugee camps. U-S Assistant Secretary of State Gene Dewey says the lack of money could force many Afghans to leave again.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 07 Aug 2002
- Powell / Palestinians VOA 07 Aug 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell meets Thursday with a delegation of three Palestinian cabinet ministers. It will be the highest level U-S-Palestinian discussion since President Bush, in his June 24th Middle East policy statement, effectively ended U-S dealings with Yasser Arafat
- CHAD / CENTRAL AFRICA VOA 07 Aug 2002-- Chad and the Central African Republic are accusing each other of invading one another's territory after a gunbattle along their border Tuesday left at least 22 dead. The skirmish, the latest in a series of confrontations over the past few months, comes as the two countries and Sudan prepare to hold a summit to discuss border issues in the region
- CHAD / CENTRAL AFRICA VOA 07 Aug 2002 -- Chad and the Central African Republic are accusing each other of invading one another's territory after a gunbattle along their border Tuesday left at least 22 dead. The skirmish, the latest in a series of confrontations over the past few months, comes as the two countries and Sudan prepare to hold a summit to discuss border issues in the region.
- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS VOA 07 Aug 2002 -- Dozens of Israeli tanks have raided the northern Gaza Strip, firing heavy machine guns and shooting a Palestinian policeman to death. Israel says the operation is part of a sweep for suspected Palestinian militants.
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 07 Aug 2002 -- The Palestinian Authority cabinet has given preliminary approval to an Israeli proposal for a phased withdrawal of Israeli troops from some Palestinian areas, in return for the Authority's crackdown on Palestinian militants.
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 07 Aug 2002 -- The Israeli Army is expanding its operations against Palestinian militants, with raids into the northern Gaza Strip.
- BURMA / AUNG SAN SUU KYI VOA 07 Aug 2002 -- Burma's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, says the release of political prisoners remains the key to political reform in Burma. She made the statement following recent efforts by the United Nations to open dialogue between the military and the opposition.
- U-N-H-C-R / AFGHAN REFUGEES VOA 07 Aug 2002 -- The United Nations refugee agency says the number of Afghan refugees returning home from Pakistan has been steadily declining in recent weeks. The agency cites the security situation in Afghanistan as one possible reason for the slowdown in refugee returns.
- FRANCE / MIDEAST GIVING VOA 07 Aug 2002 -- As the Israeli-Palestinian violence continues in the Middle East, pro-Israeli and Palestinian aid groups are waging a quieter battle for sympathy and money in France, which is home to the largest populations of Jews and Muslims in Europe.
- NIGER / MUTINY VOA 07 Aug 2002 -- The government of Niger says it has broken off negotiations with soldiers who have staged a series of mutinies across the West African country for more than a week. Government officials also say loyalist troops have retaken control of a garrison in the east of the country.
Defense Policy / Programs
- F-22 Raptor halfway through climatic laboratory tests AFPN 07 Aug 2002-- While Eglin temperatures soared into the sizzling mid-90s, snow fell on the Air Force's newest fighter, the F-22 Raptor, which was undergoing three months of extreme weather testing here.
- Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 07 Aug 2002-- Myers: Yesterday in Afghanistan U.S. Special Operations forces operating north of Asadabad returned fire after being fired upon from a blue sedan. Four enemy were killed and one wounded. There were no U.S. casualties. And while searching the vehicle, they found a satellite phone and a large amount of Pakistani currency.
- Making Steam for the Scream Navy Newsstand 07 Aug 2002-- Before the jet aircraft came along, propeller-driven planes would travel the length of an aircraft carrier's flight deck under their own power.
- BAE SYSTEMS completes Royal Navy HF broadcast system BAE Systems 07 Aug 2002 -- BAE Systems C4ISR has achieved, in partnership with the Defence Procurement Agency, the final and most significant milestone on the UK Ministry of Defence SR(S)7392 High Frequency (HF) Broadcast multi-channelling equipment programme with the acceptance of the system into service with the Royal Navy, one month ahead of contract schedule.
- EADS supplies additional “TransHospital” mobile field hospital to the German Armed Forces EADS 07 Aug 2002 -- EADS is to supply a further mobile field hospital to the medical service of the German Bundeswehr. As EADS affiliate Dornier GmbH announced on Wednesday, the Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has awarded it the contract worth approx. 25 million Euro for the supply of a further mobile field hospital.
- General Dynamics Leads Team Competing for Joint Battlefield Hazard Alert System General Dynamics 07 Aug 2002 -- General Dynamics Decision Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), will lead a team to compete for a contract to provide an integrated warning system for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) hazards.
- World first for multiple Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) applications BAE Systems 07 Aug 2002 -- BAE Systems and the University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) successfully completed a series of flight-tests involving multiple Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In a world first, the UAVs performed fully decentralised picture compilation.
- BAE SYSTEMS selected to continue supplying facilities management to Australian topographic mapping organisation BAE Systems 07 Aug 2002 -- BAE Systems has been competitively selected to continue providing facilities management for the National Mapping Division (NMD) of Geoscience Australia and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (DIGO).
- PRESS BRIEFING BY SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR OF COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS United Nations 07 Aug 2002
- Cheney Vows to Destroy Terrorists AFPS 07 Aug 2002-- The war against terror won't end in a treaty or negotiations with the terrorists, but "will end only in their complete and utter destruction," Vice President Cheney said today.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 07 Aug 2002-- Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder warns an attack on Iraq could endanger anti-terror coalition
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 07 Aug 2002-- French academic views consequences of U.S.-European differences
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