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20 August 2002 Military News

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  • Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 20 Aug 2002-- Rumsfeld: Our goal in Afghanistan, clearly, is to create conditions so the country does not again become a terrorist training camp. Terrorists are like parasites; they seek out weak and struggling countries to serve as hosts for their attacks on innocent men, women and children. If we are to ensure that terrorist networks do not return to take over Afghanistan once again, then we have to help the Afghan people build the infrastructure that will allow them to achieve true self-government and self-reliance.
  • DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RELEASES SELECTED ACQUISITION REPORTS 20 Aug 2002 -- The Department of Defense has released details on major defense acquisition program cost and schedule changes since the December 2001 reporting period. This information is based on the Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) submitted to the Congress for the June 30, 2002 reporting period.

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News Reports

  • RFE/RL Security & Terrorism Watch, Volume 3, Number 28 Radio Free Europe 20 Aug 2002-- Moscow offered a muted reaction to reports in "The Washington Post" on 17 August and by Reuters on 18 August that Russia is set to sign a $40 billion economic-cooperation package with Iraq, Russian news agencies reported on 19 August. According to the reports, the deal foresees cooperation over the next five years in such areas as oil, irrigation, agriculture, transportation, and electrical energy. Although no senior politicians commented on the reports, deputy chief of the presidential staff Aleksei Volin did say that "all agreements with Iraq are in strict compliance with international sanctions" against Baghdad and are based on "the logic of economic interests," ntvru.com reported. Oleg Buklemishev, economic adviser to Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, confirmed to Reuters that Russia is preparing an umbrella economic package with Iraq that comprises 67 agreements.
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 20 Aug 2002-- Sen. John McCain says refusal to admit Romania to NATO could harm anti-corruption efforts
  • ITALY / TERROR SUSPECTS VOA 20 Aug 2002-- Police in Italy have arrested five people on suspicion of plotting to attack a church in the northern city of Bologna. The arrests follow reports in the Italian media this summer that the al-Qaeda terrorist network was planning to bomb the basilica.
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 20 Aug 2002-- Retired Dutch general warns against shifting Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia peace mission from NATO to EU



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