11 September 2002 Military News
- Special ops unit wraps up deployment in Philippines AFPN 11 Sept 2002-- After seven months of alert in the central Philippines, the 17th Special Operations Squadron is returning home to Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members of the unit will tell you their tour was far from boring.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Sep 2002
- MILOSEVIC TRIAL VOA 11 Sept 2002-- Prosecutors at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal have wrapped up the first part of their case against Slobodan Milosevic. They've spent the past seven months trying to prove that the former Yugoslav president is responsible for the murder of hundreds of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo and the deportation of some three-quarter-million more
Defense Policy / Programs
- Central Command Not Moving to Qatar, Officials Say AFPS 11 Sept 2002-- U.S. Central Command is not moving to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, as news reports have suggested.
- PENTAGON/CENTRAL COMMAND VOA 11 Sept 2002-- As the United States prepares for possible war against Iraq, U-S military officials say hundreds of members of the Pentagon's Central Command responsible for overseeing all U-S forces in the Persian Gulf will soon be moving to the region. Centcom, as it's known, is currently headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
- ATK Propulsion and Composite Technology Supports Launch of Japan’s H-IIA Rocket ATK 11 Sep 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK) said four Solid Strap-on Boosters (SSB) developed and produced by ATK Thiokol Propulsion, Promontory, Utah, supported the launch yesterday of a National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) H-IIA from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.
- WORLDWIDE SECURITY ALERT VOA 11 Sept 2002-- The anniversary of last year's September 11th terror attack in the United States has been accompanied by security alerts and new warnings that American interests overseas could be attacked again
- GUNARATNA / AL-QAIDA VOA 11 Sept 2002-- Although Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network has been damaged since the war on terrorism began, the organization still represents a serious threat to global security. Efforts have been made to destroy al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Indonesia in recent months, but terror experts believe the organization continues to function. Rohan Gunaratna (Ro-hahn Goon-uh-raht-na), is the author of the book "Inside Al-Qaida."
- WORLD REACT / SEPTEMBER 11 VOA 11 Sept 2002-- The anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States was commemorated worldwide from Tokyo to London, Kabul to Johannesburg, and many places in between (on Wednesday). In some places, the day was also marked by increased security alerts, and elsewhere apparent indifference
- U.S. Envoy to NATO Calls for Unity, Resolve in War on Terrorism Washington File 11 Sept 2002-- Burns: As we move forward, we Europeans and North Americans should remember that although we come from different parts of the world, that we have differing histories and traditions and may not always agree on important issues - we must remain united on one essential point: there can be no justification for terrorism. It is, in many ways, a question of right and wrong, good and evil. Our democracies, and our common civilization, are worth defending. There is no other way forward for NATO and our future.
- U.N. Asked to Designate Turkistan Group as Financier of Terrorism Washington File 11 Sept 2002-- The United States, along with China, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan, has asked a United Nations sanctions committee to designate the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) as a financier of terrorism under U.N. Security Council Resolutions 1267 and 1390, the State Department announced September 11.
- On September 11, U.N. Restates Resolve to Fight Terrorism Washington File 11 Sept 2002-- Security Council holds meeting on anniversary of terrorist attacks
- Powell Tells U.N. Delegates "We Are All In This Together" Washington File 11 Sept 2002-- Powell recommitted the United States to the "common fight against terrorism," and to the United Nations effort to "build a world of peace, prosperity and freedom, where terrorism cannot thrive."
- Negroponte Tells U.N. "We Have Made Common Cause Against Terror" Washington File 11 Sept 2002-- U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Negroponte told those gathered for the United Nations' September 11, 2002 commemoration of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks that the "United Nations understood that the attacks on the United States were attacks on civilization everywhere.
- Armitage: U.S. Must Stay Engaged With World in Terror Fight Washington File 11 Sept 2002-- Engagement on matters where "great issues are at stake" is vital "if we don't want to find ourselves fighting this war over and over again," Armitage said September 10 at a luncheon sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington-based public policy research organization.
- Cheney Urges International Support for Anti-Terror Fight Washington File 11 Sept 2002-- "All who seek justice and dignity and the chance to live their own lives can know they have a friend and ally in the United States of America," said Cheney. "Americans are not a people who seek vengeance or conquest. We fight for freedom and security, both for ourselves and for others, and to build a future of greater peace and prosperity."
- INDONESIA / TERROR VOA 11 Sept 2002-- Countries around Asia marked the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. But the day was fairly quiet in Indonesia - where there are mixed feeling about the U-S led war on terrorism
- PAKISTAN/SHOOTOUT VOA 11 Sept 2002-- Police in Pakistan say they have killed two suspected militants and captured five others in a gunfight in the southern city of Karachi
- KENYA / SEPTEMBER 11th VOA 11 Sept 2002-- Kenyans commemorated the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States at a memorial service in the capital, Nairobi
- PALESTINIAN ELECTIONS VOA 11 Sept 2002-- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has set presidential and parliamentary elections for January 20th
- BRITAIN / SEPTEMBER 11th VOA 11 Sept 2002-- Britain is holding memorial services for the victims of the terrorist attacks in America one-year ago, including the 67 British subjects who were killed.
- AFRICA / WAR ON TERROR VOA 11 Sept 2002-- Analysts say that in Africa, some governments are using President Bush's rhetoric and the changed global climate - to crack down on their own opponents. Some are also using the situation to end international isolation brought about by human-rights records that have been roundly criticized.
- RUSSIA / SEPTEMBER 11th VOA 11 Sept 2002-- Russian President Vladimir Putin called President George Bush today (Wednesday), the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States, to offer his condolences
- ISRAEL / SEPTEMBER 11th VOA 11 Sept 2002-- Israel is raising its level of security as it holds a series of events marking the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.
- ASIA 9/11 REMEMBERANCE VOA 11 Sept 2002-- Families of victims who perished in the events of September 11th 2001 joined commemorative ceremonies across Asia Wednesday
- Byliner: President George W. Bush on Securing Freedom's Triumph Washington File 11 Sept 2002-- Bush: The defense of peace is a difficult struggle of uncertain duration. America, along with our allies, is relentlessly pursuing terrorist networks in every part of the world to disrupt their planning, training and financing. With our allies, we must also confront the growing threat of regimes that support terror, seek chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, and build ballistic missiles. On this issue, the consequences of inaction could be catastrophic. We must deny terrorists and their allies the destructive means to match their hatred.
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