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05 September 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • CONGRESS AFGHANISTAN VOA 05 Sept 2002-- A U-S Senator says Thursday's developments in Afghanistan highlight the need for the United States to remain focused on the war on terrorism rather than pursue any military campaign to oust Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Senator Dianne Feinstein offered the first Congressional reaction to the assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the separate bomb blasts in Kabul
  • AFGHANISTAN / ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT VOA 05 Sept 2002-- Afghanistan's Interim President Hamid Karzai narrowly escaped an assassination attempt Thursday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. President Bush expressed relief Mr. Karzai was unharmed
  • Coalition concludes Mountain Sweep in Afghanistan Army News Service 05 Sept 2002-- Coalition forces completed Operation Mountain Sweep in Southeastern Afghanistan Aug. 26 with the repositioning of combat forces.

Other Conflicts

  • EUROPE / CHECHNYA VOA 05 Sept 2002-- The leader of a Council of Europe delegation on Chechnya, Frank Ashcroft Judd, is urging Russia to include all parties, including separatist rebels, in future peace talks about the breakaway Russian Republic. Lord Judd issued the appeal during a news conference in Moscow, following a two-day visit to the capital of the war-torn republic
  • ISRAEL-SHARON VOA 05 Sept 2002-- Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, has warned that Libya could become the first Arab State to develop nuclear weapons

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Port Royal Gets Early Jump on IDTC Navy Newsstand 05 Sept 2002-- The cycle of a surface warship from one deployment to the next is much like the annual rhythm of a major league baseball team.

Defense Industry

  • GE Aircraft Engines Awarded $15 Million T58 Improvement Contract GE Aviation 05 Sep 2002 -- GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE) has been awarded a fixed-price $15 million contract for the delivery of 30 T58-GE-16A helicopter engine conversion kits. Installation of the new configuration will help extend the service life of the United States Marine Corps' (USMC) fleet of Boeing CH-46E helicopters to 2015.
  • GE Aircraft Engines Selected For Kuwait Apache Helicopters GE Aviation 05 Sep 2002 -- GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE) will supply 32 T700-701C engines and spares to power 16 Kuwait Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters. The U.S. Government contract is valued at $30 million. Production and delivery information for these aircraft has not been disclosed.
  • Northrop Grumman Wins Air Force Mission Planning Contract for Precision Guided Munitions Northrop Grumman 05 Sep 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has been awarded a $49 million, nine-year contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide Precision Guided Munitions Planning Software (PGMPS).

News Reports

  • ATTACKS: ARAB WORLD VOA 05 Sept 2002-- The September 11th attacks in the United States also harmed the region the terrorists came from, the Middle East. In the year since the attacks, Arab countries have seen their economies take a beating, their primary religion under fire, and their security and political systems under new stress
  • ATTACKS: OPINIONS VOA 05 Sept 2002-- The latest opinion polls surveying U-S attitudes a year after the September 11th terrorist attacks show that most Americans agree the United States has changed dramatically in a variety of ways, but they do not see any major changes in their own daily lives
  • ATTACKS: ASIA TERROR / Pt 2 MILITARY VOA 05 Sept 2002-- The U-S led war on terror has boosted military relations with several nations that used to be held at arms' length by Washington because of concerns about human rights abuses or other policy differences
  • ATTACKS: ASIA TERROR / PT 1. COOPERATION VOA 05 Sept 2002-- The governments of East and Southeast Asia quickly expressed their sympathy to the United States following the September 11th attacks and pledged cooperation in the U-S led anti-terror campaign. Some countries in the region have their own problems with radical Muslim groups, so they have domestic interests in stopping international terrorism
  • Wolfowitz: "The Future Does Not Belong To Terrorists" Washington File 05 Sept 2002-- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says terrorism is "the single greatest threat to peace and security in our time," but that "the future does not belong to terrorists."
  • Afghanistan Also Battleground of Ideologies AFPS 05 Sept 2002-- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Afghanistan is not only the scene of a war on terrorism, but also the battleground of opposing Muslim ideologies, and the relationship of the Muslim world with the West.
  • Outreach Efforts Help Explain Unconventional War AFPS 05 Sept 2002-- The global war on terrorism is unlike any war the United States has ever fought.

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