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04 September 2002 Military News

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  • UNHCR / AFGHANISTAN VOA 04 Sept 2002-- The United Nations refugee agency, U-N-H-C-R, says nearly two million Afghans have returned home so far this year. Agency officials say this is the largest repatriation anywhere in the world since 1972, when almost 10 million Bengalis who had fled to East Pakistan returned to Bangladesh
  • PAKISTAN/PRISONERS VOA 04 Sept 2002-- Authorities in Afghanistan have released 55 Pakistani prisoners accused of fighting alongside the ousted Taleban regime. They are among an estimated one thousand citizens of Pakistan held in Afghan jails
  • PHILIPPINES TERROR SUSPECTS VOA 04 Sept 2002-- Philippine officials say that testimony from two suspects in a fatal Manila bombing two years ago has led them to two Malaysian men with alleged links to al-Qaida.

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Truman Battle Group Begins Exercise in Puerto Rico Navy News Stand 04 Sept 2002-- Ships and aircraft of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Carrier Battle Group recently commenced use of the Vieques Island inner range in conjunction with their Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX).

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • COLIN POWELL on 9/11 VOA 04 Sept 2002-- THIS VOA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL IS EMBARGOED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5TH. EXCERPTS, OR THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW CAN BE USED UP TO SEPTEMBER 11TH
  • ATTACKS: POWELL / IRAN VOA 04 Sept 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell says there is evidence Iran is sheltering members of the al-Qaida terrorist organization. In a V-O-A conducted to coincide with the 9-11 anniversary, Mr. Powell maintained none-the-less that the United States is open to better relations with Tehran if it disassociates itself from terrorism and efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction
  • ATTACKS: POWELL / PAKISTAN VOA 04 Sept 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell, in a V-O-A interview on the 9-11 anniversary, has paid tribute to Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf's support for the war against terrorism, though he says the United States is concerned about his unilateral amendments to the country's constitution
  • BOSNIA / SREBRENICA VOA 04 Sept 2002-- The top international official in Bosnia has denounced a report by the Bosnian Serb government that claims far fewer Muslims were killed in the Bosnian city of Srebrenica in 1995 than was commonly reported



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