13 September 2002 Military News
- CHARGES PREFERRED IN CANADIAN FRIENDLY FIRE INCIDENT 13 Sept 2002 -- Criminal charges were preferred Sept. 11 against the two F-16 pilots involved in the April 17, 2002, friendly-fire deaths of four Canadian soldiers and injuries of eight others near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The pilots are from the 170th Fighter Squadron based in Springfield, Ill., part of the 183rd Fighter Wing, Air National Guard. Both officers have been recalled to active duty in response to the charges in accordance with Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 802
- UNHCR / RWANDA / CONGO VOA 13 Sept 2002-- The United Nations Refugee Agency, U-N-H-C-R, is complaining that Rwanda continues to force refugees back to unsafe areas in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo despite its requests not to
- CONGO / ZIMBABWE VOA 13 Sept 2002-- Zimbabwean troops have begun (Friday) to pull out of the key diamond-mining town of Mbuji-Mayi (PRON: MBOO'-jee) in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo. Observers say the move is another important step toward ending Congo's four-year civil war
Defense Policy / Programs
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 13 Sep 2002
- NAVY ANNOUNCES DDG MULTIYEAR CONTRACT 13 Sept 2002-- Bath Iron Works (BIW) and Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) are being awarded fixed price incentive multiyear contracts worth a combined total of approximately $5 billion for construction of 10 DDG 51-class Aegis Destroyers.
- More U.S. Army Europe Facilities to Be Transferred to Germany Washington File 13 Sept 2002-- The Defense Department says it will transfer several more U.S. Army facilities in Germany back to the German government, but that it does not plan to reduce the number of American soldiers stationed in Europe below the current level of 62,000.
- DD(X) Program Is Back on Track Navy News Stand 13 Sept 2002-- With resolution of the DD(X) bid protest, Northrop Grumman is on track to complete the DD(X) system design and associated engineering development models (EDM) by 2005.
- Artillery, MPs arrive in Afghanistan ready for action Army News Service 13 Sept 2002-- The most recent soldiers to touch down in Afghanistan are National Guard military policemen and an 82nd Airborne field artillery battalion with howitzers.
- Pilots charged in friendly-fire deaths of Canadian soldiers AFPN 13 Sept 2002-- Criminal charges were preferred Sept. 11 against the two Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots involved in the friendly-fire deaths of four Canadian soldiers and injuries of eight others April 17 near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
- Air Force CV-22 resumes flight testing AFPN 13 Sept 2002-- The Air Force's CV-22 tiltrotor aircraft resumed flight tests in the skies over Edwards Sept. 11. The aircraft's successful return to flight comes after meeting the recommendations of several independent investigations and military review panels.
- BAE SYSTEMS Agrees To Sell Communications Equipment Facility BAE Systems 13 Sep 2002 -- BAE Systems North America and Integrated Defense Technologies today announced they have reached a definitive agreement under which Integrated Defense Technologies Inc. will acquire BAE Systems Advanced Systems' Gaithersburg Operation.
- BAE SYSTEMS AN/UPX-37 Digital Interrogator Receives Aims Certification BAE Systems 13 Sep 2002 -- BAE Systems North America announced that its Advanced Systems business unit, with headquarters in Greenlawn, New York, has received AIMS level certification of its AN/UPX-37 IFF Digital Interrogator from the U.S. DoD International AIMS Program Office.
- Boeing Awarded $378 Million Contract for Accelerated JDAM Production Boeing 13 Sep 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] has been awarded a $378 million contract for an additional 18,840 Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM, kits by the JDAM Joint Program Office.
- AFGHANISTAN/RUMSFELD VOA 13 Sept 2002--
- DEFINING TERRORISM VOA 13 Sept 2002-- The United States has declared war on terrorism, but just who are the terrorists?
- TERRORISM / FUNDS VOA 13 Sept 2002-- Top U-S officials say they have been successful in efforts to block financial assets used to support international terrorism. They dispute suggestions in a report to the United Nations Security Council that such efforts have stalled
- LANDMINES / IRAQ / KASHMIR VOA 13 Sept 2002-- Kashmir has seen the largest landmine-laying operation in decades, carried out by India and Pakistan. The Nobel-prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines released that finding Friday. The organization also says unmarked mines in Iraq could pose a danger in a possible military assault there
- Text: State's Haass Says None Should Be Complacent About Terrorist Threat Washington File 13 Sept 2002-- The war against terrorism is fundamentally different from other wars: it is a war with multiple foes, it is without clear battlefields or fronts, it must be fought with vastly different weapons, and it cannot be waged and won by a single country, says Ambassador Richard Haass, director of the U.S. State Department's Policy Planning Staff.
- "The U.S. and the Int'l Criminal Court" by Ass't Sec. of State Otto Reich Washington File 13 Sept 2002-- Otto Reich says Bush Administration believes ICC is "seriously flawed"
- 'We Can Not Rest On Our Success,' Myers Tells Reporters AFPS 13 Sept 2002-- While America and its allies have achieved many goals thus far in the war against global terrorism, it's not time to rest on laurels, the U.S. military's senior officer said here today.
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