19 September 2002 Military News
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 19 Sep 2002
- YEMEN/AL-QAIDA VOA 19 Sept 2002-- U-S military officials say 800 special-operations troops have been moved to the tiny African nation of Djibouti, where they could be used to hunt for al-Qaida terrorists in nearby Yemen.
- LAIRD ANDERSON / SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES VOA 19 Sept 2002-- The Washington Post newspaper says the U-S Defense Department intends to put its Special Operations Command in charge of most anti-terrorism actions. It also says the Special Operations Command will shift towards a more covert war against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups. Special Operations Command includes Special Forces troops as well as counter-terrorism units that can carry out search and kill missions
- ISRAEL / BOMBING VOA 19 Sept 2002-- A Palestinian suicide bomber has set off an explosion in a crowded bus in central Tel Aviv, killing at least five people and injuring dozens more
- FRANCE / IVORY COAST VOA 19 Sept 2002-- France says the government in (the West African nation of) Ivory Coast has survived a coup attempt and that President Laurent Gbagbo remains the head of state, even though he is out of the country
- ISRAEL / BLAST VOA 19 Sept 2002-- At least six people have been killed in a suicide bus bombing in Tel Aviv and 60 more wounded
Defense Policy / Programs
- BAE SYSTEMS awarded FOAS C4ISTAR study contract BAE Systems 19 Sep 2002 -- BAE Systems has been awarded one of two 700,000 contracts by the UK's Defence Procurement Agency (DPA) to develop the definition of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Information/Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting Acquisition and Reconnaissance (C4ISTAR) architecture for the Future Offensive Air System (FOAS) programme.
- Northrop Grumman Newport News Conducts Successful Catapult Testing on the Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagan Northrop Grumman 19 Sep 2002 -- Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) Newport News successfully conducted testing today on the number one catapult of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
- U.S. Air Force Selects Northrop Grumman's RainDrop as its Precision Targeting Tool Northrop Grumman 19 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Air Force has chosen Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) RainDrop as its near-term standard precise positioning tool to meet warfighters' time-sensitive targeting requirements and to provide better capability from commander-in-chief to unit level operations.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY DEPUTY EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR United Nations 19 Sep 2002
- PAKISTAN BOMBING SUSPECTS VOA 19 Sept 2002-- Pakistan says security authorities have rounded up 19 "most wanted terrorists" during recent raids in the southern city of Karachi. Officials say the militants belong to an Islamic group that masterminded deadly attacks against foreigners in Karachi and plotted to kill Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf
- CONGRESS TERRORISM VOA 19 Sept 2002-- Senior Bush administration officials say the United States was aware of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden prior to the September 11th terrorist attacks. But in testimony before the joint House-Senate Intelligence Committee, the officials said not enough information was available to prevent the attacks
- PENTAGON/TERROR/LATAM VOA 19 Sept 2002-- South America has not figured prominently in the war against the al-Qaida terrorist group, but U-S officials are keeping a close eye on areas of the continent where they fear the terrorists could be getting clandestine support
- Wolfowitz: 'We've Got to Go on Offense' Against Terrorists AFPS 19 Sept 2002-- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz today told congressional questioners that offense -- not defense -- will win the global war against terrorism.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 19 Sept 2002-- Bush, Havel discuss NATO expansion
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 19 Sept 2002-- New DSACEUR takes up post
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