19 August 2002 Military News
- THE STATE OF AFGHANISTAN VOA 19 Aug 2002-- Afghan tribal leaders met in June to form a transitional government in Afghanistan. At this loya jirga, Hamid Karzai was elected president. His government has made tremendous progress, but still faces daunting challenges.
- VICE & VIRTUE IN AFGHANISTAN VOA 19 Aug 2002-- The heart of Afghanistan's Taleban was the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. It was charged with enforcing a strict Islamic code of behavior and severely punishing violators. With the collapse of the Taleban, the ministry disappeared as well.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 19 Aug 2002
- ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 19 Aug 2002-- Israel has begun withdrawing its forces from the West Bank town of Bethlehem and surrounding areas. It is the first step in carrying out an agreement reached between Israel and the Palestinian Authority
- PALESTINIAN GUERRILLA DEAD VOA 19 Aug 2002-- One of the most notorious Palestinian guerrilla leaders, the man known as Abu Nidal, has been found dead in his home in Baghdad
- U.S. Welcomes Palestinian-Israel Security Agreement Washington File 19 Aug 2002-- Welcoming reports that Israel and the Palestinians reached agreement on a plan to resume security cooperation, State Department deputy spokesman Philip Reeker urged both sides to continue and broaden their direct discussions.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Wing practicing sound resource management AFPN 19 Aug 2002-- The 379th Air Expeditionary Wing has established new resource management forums that comptroller officials at this forward-deployed location say will be a benchmark for large contingency bases.
- Rumsfeld's Annual Report Outlines Lessons Learned in War on Terror AFPS 19 Aug 2002-- U.S. service members' capacity for adaptation is a precious commodity that made possible American and coalition successes in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in his Annual Report to the President and the Congress.
- BAE SYSTEMS wins order for P-3C landing system receivers BAE Systems 19 Aug 2002 -- BAE Systems has received a $2 million order from the U.S. Air Force to provide Multi-Mode Landing System Receivers for various Air Force and Department of Defense aircraft to meet Global Air Traffic Management requirements.
- Boeing Begins F-22 Training Installation at Tyndall Air Force Base Boeing 19 Aug 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has begun installation of new F-22 Raptor training facilities at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training classrooms and equipment will be installed in stages, reaching full capability in early 2003 to support the arrival of F-22s later in the year.
- CACI Completes Acquisition of Government Solutions Division of Condor Technology Solutions, Inc. CACI 19 Aug 2002 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has completed the purchase of the Government Solutions Division (GSD) of Condor Technology Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: CTSI). The closing date of the transaction was August 16. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
- Royal Thai Air Force Activates Third F-16 Squadron Lockheed Martin 19 Aug 2002 -- Thailand's Korat Air Base received the first five of 16 refurbished Lockheed Martin F-16s on Aug. 17 as part of the country's ongoing efforts to modernize its air force. The delivery marks the activation of the third F-16 squadron for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF). F-16s are made by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT].
- Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Delighted With GAO Decision Affirming U.S. Navy Selection of DD(X) Gold Team Northrop Grumman 19 Aug 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), leader of the DD(X) Gold Team, and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) said today that they were delighted by the decision of the General Accounting Office (GAO), which validates that an appropriate evaluation process was used when the U.S. Navy selected the Gold Team to complete the system design for the Navy's 21st century surface combatant, DD(X).
- Northrop Grumman Delivers Last Joint STARS Aircraft to 93rd Air Control Wing as Unit Transitions Northrop Grumman 19 Aug 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered the 14th E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft to the 93rd Air Control Wing (ACW) today, six weeks ahead of schedule.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING 19 Aug 2002-- NATO says swoop will help snatch Karadzic
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 19 Aug 2002-- NATO offers help for flood-stricken Central Europe
- Fighting Terrorism in an Information Age, by General Richard B. Myers Washington File 19 Aug 2002-- This byliner by Air Force General Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is adapted from his recent speech to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco.
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