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26 August 2002 Military News

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  • DOD ANNOUNCES MERGER OF U.S. SPACE AND STRATEGIC COMMANDS 26 Jun 2002 -- As part of the ongoing initiative to transform the U.S. military into a 21st century fighting force, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld today announced the intention to merge two unified commands whose missions include control of America's nuclear forces, military space operations, computer network operations, strategic warning and global planning.
  • C-17, C-130 will get laser-based jammer AFPN 26 Aug 2002-- Experts from the large aircraft infrared countermeasures program here got the green light Aug. 22 to begin low-rate initial production of the system. They hope to deliver the first laser-protected transport to Air Mobility Command in early 2004.

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  • U-S-CHINA TERRORISM VOA 26 Aug 2002-- The Bush administration is adding a Muslim Uighur separatist group in China to a list of foreign organizations facing U-S economic penalties for terrorist activities. But State Department officials say the decision should not be seen as a U-S endorsement of a general Chinese crackdown against the Uighurs
  • CHINA / ARMITAGE VOA 26 Aug 2002-- A top U-S diplomat says China and the United States are cooperating very well in the fight against terrorism. As he wrapped up a visit to Beijing, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage also announced U-S action against a Muslim separatist group from China
  • ARAB MEDIA DECRY U.S. 'PRESSURE' ON EGYPT, SAUDI ARABIA VOA 26 Aug 2002-- Many editorialists saw a concerted post-9/11 U.S. campaign to demonize and punish Arab nations that don't follow Washington's lead on Iraq and the Palestinian-Israeli dispute.
  • Cheney: Enemies Must Face 'Swift, Certain, Devastating Response' AFPS 26 Aug 2002-- The United States and the civilized world have only one option against terrorists, Vice President Dick Cheney said today.
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 26 Aug 2002-- Serbia asks for hand-over of three Kosovo leaders
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 26 Aug 2002-- U.S. senator denies linking NATO accession and ICC immunity deal



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