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13 August 2002 Military News

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  • UN / EAST TIMOR VOA 13 Aug 2002-- The United Nations Security Council today (Tuesday) said it will complete the transfer of security responsibilities to East Timor's defense forces by mid-2004
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 13 Aug 2002-- Israel has demolished the homes of two Palestinians and is preparing to expel three more from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip
  • LEBANON / FIGHTING VOA 13 Aug 2002-- Two people were killed and at least six others were wounded on Tuesday when Lebanese Islamist gunmen attacked strongholds of a Palestinian faction in Lebanon's largest refugee camp

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 13 Aug 2002-- Rumsfeld: The overall security situation in Afghanistan is essentially sound. We keep reading things that it's a concern. It seems to me that it is uneven. The difficulties, to the extent they exist, are in the area southeast of Kabul. The situation there is that the regional powers are not in agreement. That is to say, there's two warlords that are still contesting.
  • DOD PROJECT 112/SHAD INVESTIGATION INFO NOW ON-LINE 13 Aug 2002 -- The Department of Defense announced today enhanced efforts to communicate the results of the Project 112/Shipboard Hazard and Defense investigation. A revised site now includes a status report of the declassification of medically relevant information of all Project 112 chemical and biological warfare agent tests conducted in the 1960s. The Shipboard Hazard and Defense (SHAD) program was a subset of Project 112 tests conducted by the Deseret Test Center. Between 1963 and 1970 under Project 112, 109 tests were planned.
  • U.S., Philippines Contacts to Expand AFPS 13 Aug 2002-- The Philippines and the United States reached an agreement this week that will expand an already robust defense alliance, DoD officials said.
  • JFK Battle Group Set to Return Home Navy News Stand 13 Aug 2002-- Sailors assigned to the ships and squadrons of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Aircraft Carrier Battle Group (CVBG) will return to their East Coast homeports and bases this week.
  • NAVAIR Team Knows Who's Who on Battlefield Navy News Stand 13 Aug 2002-- The Combat Identification Branch of the Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR's) Identification Systems Division at St. Inigoes, Md., an annex of NAVAIR's Patuxent River site, knows how to find out. They design, develop and produce electronic identification friend or foe systems.
  • Naples to Get New Navy Hospital Navy News Stand 13 Aug 2002-- A new Navy hospital is nearing completion in the Naples area.
  • Evaluation Underway: Nimitz crew steps up tempo as training drills press on Navy News Stand August 2002-- Afloat Training Group Pacific (ATGPAC) came aboard August 13, as USS Nimitz (CVN 68) crewmembers made preparations for getting underway. (Tailored Ship's Training Ability) TSTA One marks the first phase in a 16-week evaluation period of Nimitz crewmembers, as they are evaluated on their damage control knowledge and their ability to apply that knowledge to real life scenarios aboard the ship.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • POWELL-WORLD COURT VOA 13 Aug 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Bush administration is not using pressure tactics in its drive to conclude agreements with other countries granting U-S peacekeepers immunity from the new International Criminal Court, the I-C-C. The issue figured in talks Tuesday between Mr. Powell and his Spanish counterpart, Foreign Minister Ana Palacio
  • KUWAIT / AL QAIDA VOA 13 Aug 2002-- A delegation from Kuwait has left (Tuesday) for the U-S naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to visit a group of Kuwaitis being held on suspicion of having ties to the al-Qaida terror group
  • Text: Has History Restarted Since September 11? Washington File 13 Aug 2002-- Fukuyama account of how the world has changed since 9-11
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 13 Aug 2002-- U.S. Military now notified immediately of unusual air traffic events
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY 7 ANALYSIS 13 Aug 2002-- NATO to scrap Cold War-era reaction force HQ

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