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17 September 2002 Military News

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Other Conflicts

  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY QUARTET United Nations 17 Sep 2002
  • MIDEAST-U-N-POWELL VOA 17 Sept 2002-- Top diplomats of the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations have endorsed a program of steps leading to a comprehensive Middle East peace settlement including Palestinian statehood within three years. The so-called Middle East "quartet" met Tuesday on the sidelines of the U-N General Assembly in New York
  • FRANCE/ETA VOA 17 Sept 2002-- Spain is hailing the arrests of two suspected Basque terrorists in France as, "magnificent news"

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Millennium Challenge Part Of 'Transformation Journey,' General Says AFPS 17 Sept 2002-- DoD will apply lessons learned from a recently concluded joint military experiment -- the largest ever - to shape the forces of the future, a four-star general said here today.
  • SFOR 12 begins Bosnia peacekeeping duties Army News Sevice 17 Sept 2002-- With the ancient military tradition of passing the guidon, the transfer of authority for Multinational Division (North) in Bosnia-Herzegovina shifted from Hawaii's "Tropic Lightning" Division to Pennsylvania's Keystone Division Sept. 16.
  • NUWC Keyport Dedicates New Pier Navy News Stand 17 Sept 2002-- "Our pier is number one" stated Capt. Mary Townsend-Manning, commanding officer of Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport, as she presented the center's new Pier 1 on Aug. 29.
  • Amphibious Ships Depart Okinawa for Joint Exercise Navy News Stand 17 Sept 2002-- The USS Essex (LHD 2) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed the White Beach Naval Facility here Sept. 10 to conduct a semi-annual joint exercise designed to integrate the Navy/Marine Corps team into one cohesive combat force.
  • F-22 redesignation reflects combat role AFPN 17 Sept 2002-- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper announced a change in the designation of the F-22 Raptor at the 2002 Air Force Association National Convention here Sept. 17. The change is meant to more accurately reflect the aircraft's multimission roles and capabilities in contemporary strategic environments.
  • Squadron inactivating after 34 years AFPN 17 Sept 2002-- Air Force officials determined the unit's mission could be successfully accomplished with several other aircraft, including the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft and the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft, and by ground systems
  • Air Force announces depot strategy AFPN 17 Sept 2002-- Air Force officials recently announced their Depot Maintenance Strategy and Master Plan for the years 2004 to 2020, charting a new course for how the service's three air logistics centers will support America's warfighters.
  • Gen. Kernan And Maj. Gen. Cash Discuss Millennium Challenge's Lessons Learned 17 Sept 2002-- Kernan: An experiment's different. And an experiment like Millennium Challenge is significantly different because there we were trying to test a hypothesis and we were looking at the supporting ideas, what is the concept, sort of the "out of the box" type thinking. We were not focused primarily on just what we have today, but what we might -- what we envision for the future.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • LAND MINES/REBEL GROUPS VOA 17 Sept 2002-- Activists working to ban land mines say their campaign not only includes getting governments to sign the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. They are also urging rebel groups to make a commitment to stop using land mines
  • INDONESIA / BASHIR / AL-QAIDA VOA 17 Sept 2002-- Indonesian police say there is not enough evidence to justify the arrest of Abu Bakar Bashir - an Islamic cleric with alleged links to the al-Qaida terrorist network

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