26 August 2002 Military News
- Coalition Forces Complete Operation Mountain Sweep AFPS 26 Aug 2002-- More than 2,000 U.S. and coalition forces completed Operation Mountain Sweep in the former al Qaeda and Taliban areas of Southeastern Afghanistan.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 26 Aug 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY GEORGIA United Nations 26 Aug 2002
- GEORGIA / RUSSIA VOA 26 Aug 2002-- As Georgian troops moved into the Pankisi gorge in search of militants, Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze downplayed differences between Georgia and neighboring Russia
- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS VOA 26 Aug 2002-- The head of Israel's army, Moshe Ya'alon, has re-defined the Palestinian conflict as the greatest threat facing the country today
Defense Policy / Programs
- 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.
- Boeing Completes Back-to-Back Flight Demonstrations of EA-18G Concept Aircraft Boeing 26 Aug 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed two more successful flight demonstrations of its EA-18G Airborne Electronic Attack, or AEA, concept aircraft. During the demonstrations on August 20 and 22, an F/A-18F Super Hornet carrying three ALQ-99 jamming pods and two fuel tanks measured noise, vibration, data loads and assessed aircraft flying qualities.
- Lockheed Martin Partners with Japanese Industry to Support Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces Lockheed Martin 26 Aug 2002 -- Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, SAMPA Kogyo K.K. and Mitsubishi Corporation have formed a joint venture company that will serve the emerging combat system engineering and lifetime support requirements of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF).
- Northrop Grumman Advanced SEAL Delivery System Successfully Completes Critical Mission in Fleet Exercise Northrop Grumman 26 Aug 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed another important step in delivering the first Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS) to the U.S. Navy by successfully completing its first operational mission as part of the Joint Forces Command's Exercise, Millennium Challenge 2002.
- 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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