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18 September 2002 Military News

Other Conflicts
Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
News Reports

Current Operations

  • PENTAGON / YEMEN VOA 18 Sept 2002-- U-S forces have been moved to the tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti where defense officials say they could be used to attack al-Qaida terrorists inside Yemen
  • AFGHAN / SECURITY VOA 18 Sept 2002-- Calls to expand Afghanistan's security outside the capital, Kabul, are again meeting resistance from U-S government officials. Meanwhile, a U-S State Department plan to hire private contractors to provide security for the embattled Afghan president has run into sharp criticism from ranking members of Congress
  • PENTAGON / AFGHAN CASUALTIES VOA 18 Sept 2002-- Senior U-S defense officials are denying charges the United States places less importance on the accidental deaths of civilians in Afghanistan than on the accidental killings of coalition troops
  • U.S. Looking for ISAF Leader to Succeed Turkey Washington File 18 Sept 2002-- State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher said the United States is placing a high priority on the search for the right candidate to replace Turkey in December 2002 as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

Other Conflicts

  • SRI LANKA / PEACE TALKS VOA 18 Sept 2002-- The Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels have wrapped up three days of peace talks in Thailand, with the rebels saying they may accept autonomy instead of their long-held goal of independence. The two sides also agreed to a series of negotiations and to work together to resettle displaced people
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 18 Sept 2002-- A suicide bomber attacked a bus stop in northern Israel, killing one person and injuring three others, one of them critically

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Dr. Cambone Briefing On The Office Of Programs Analysis And Evaluation 18 Sept 2002-- Cambone: There isn't a problem with CVNX. CVNX is a big commitment. It's a large ship. Puts a lot of airplanes on it. And there has been a very constructive conversation that has gone on with the secretary of the Navy and the CNO about the characteristics of that ship and any of its potential follow-ons; how it differs from the current ship; how the deck-loadings can be changed based on the kinds of aircraft, JSFs, that'll be available over against F-14s, and how does that change perhaps potentially; the role it can play in a conflict; how does that fit against some of the other concepts that the Navy has for its strike groups and other concepts for shipping. I mean, we just -- the Navy's been working 18 months in thinking their way through this process, and they've now delivered it to the secretary, essentially. And so the question is, okay, let's understand it. Let's understand this at least as well as the Navy understands it.
  • Cambone: Budget Plan Will Shape the Force of the Future AFPS 18 Sept 2002-- The fiscal 2004-2009 DoD budget proposal will shape the force of the future, Program Analysis and Evaluation Director Stephen A. Cambone said here today.
  • USARSO headquarters moving to Texas Army News Service 18 Sept 2002-- U.S. Army South will move its headquarters from Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, during the 2003 Fiscal Year.
  • Air Force participates in South Africa exercise AFPN 18 Sept 2002-- Air Force people arrived here Sept. 17 to participate in the first bilateral exercise between the air forces of South Africa and the United States.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • INDONESIA / TERRORISM VOA 18 Sept 2002-- An Islamic cleric in Indonesia is denying allegations that he was involved in a plot to blow up Western embassies in Southeast Asia this month. But officials in the United States and Asian countries say the man, Abu Bakar Bashir, is suspected of planning terrorist attacks in the region
  • AL QAIDA SUSPECTS/HEARING VOA 18 Sept 2002-- A federal judge in New York has adjourned a bail hearing for six suspected members of an al-Qaida terrorist cell in New York state today (Wednesday).
  • CONGRESS / TERRORISM VOA 18 Sept 2002-- The U-S Congress has released a report revealing that U-S intelligence agencies received many tips about possible terrorist threats against the United States prior to the September 11th attacks on New York and Washington. The report was released Wednesday at the first public hearing of a joint Congressional committee probing intelligence lapses before last year's attacks
  • Treasury Department Announces Rules to Combat Terrorist Financing Washington File 18 Sept 2002-- The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced anti-money laundering measures as part of its ongoing implementation of PATRIOT Act legislation passed by Congress after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States.

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