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08 August 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • AFGHANISTAN/U-S MILITARY VOA 08 Aug 2002-- A senior U-S military commander, visiting Afghanistan, is playing down the possibility of an upsurge in combat activity by remnants of the al-Qaida terrorist network and the former Taleban government
  • U-N / KOSOVO / ABUSE VOA 08 Aug 2002-- The United Nations says it is aware of abuses at mental facilities in Kosovo. But a spokesman says the United Nations is not to blame for the violations.
  • AFGHANISTAN / PRISON BREAK VOA 08 Aug 2002-- Afghan officials are offering new details about a deadly gunbattle that left two policeman dead Wednesday, along with 13 gunmen described as foreign al-Qaida fighters. Afghanistan's foreign minister says the al-Qaida fighters had escaped from a Kabul prison before the firefight

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 08 Aug 2002
  • ISAAC COHEN on COLUMBIA VOA 08 Aug 2002-- At least 15 people were killed in explosions in Bogota during the inauguration of the new president, Alvaro Uribe. Isaac Cohen is the retired director of the Washington office of the United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribean
  • LOUIS GOODMAN on COLOMBIA VOA 08 Aug 2002-- Bloodshed has marred the inauguration of Colombia's new president, Alvaro Uribe. A suspected rebel mortar attack rocked Bogota as Mr. Uribe was sworn in Wednesday. Several thunderous explosions killed at least 17 people and injured 69 others. Three of the blasts went off just blocks from the parliament building, while inside Mr. Uribe was taking the oath of office. Explosions also blew out windows in the nearby presidential palace. There's been no immediate claim of responsibility.
  • Powell / Palestinians VOA 08 Aug 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell and White House national security adviser Condoleeza Rice held separate meetings Thursday with three Palestinian cabinet members. They were the first such talks since President Bush halted U-S contacts with Yasser Arafat in June. Mr. Powell said the Bush administration is pushing for early Palestinian action to improve security in the West Bank and Gaza
  • AFRICAN BUSH PILOT VOA 08 Aug 2002-- From Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From Liberia to Sudan. Many African countries are in the grip of war. Reaching the war zones with food and medical supplies is a job very few people want

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Rumsfeld Says Transformation Vital to Global Stability AFPN 08 Aug 2002-- Transforming the Defense Department is as important to the success of the global war on terrorism as other steps the military is doing to combat the threat, said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
  • HARM Upgrade Live Fire Experiences Successful Test Navy News Stand 08 Aug 2002-- The International High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Upgrade Project (IHUP) successfully completed its second Precision Navigation Upgrade (PNU) test at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) western test range last week.
  • USS Columbus Returns Home COMSUBPAC News 08 Aug 2002-- Chief Machinist Mate Paul Cavalarro receives a lei from his son Paul after USS Columbus (SSN 762) returned to Pearl Harbor on Aug. 8.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • SAUDIS:FRIEND OR FOE VOA 08 Aug 2002-- The Bush administration is distancing itself from a private analyst's report concluding that Saudi Arabia is an adversary of the United States. The comments came from a Rand Corporation expert to the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board sometime last month. The Washington Post reported it in a front-page story that quickly produced a flurry of editorials
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 08 Aug 2002-- U.S. soldier wounded in Afghanistan-Pentagon



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