20 September 2002 Military News
- PENTAGON / DJIBOUTI VOA 20 Sept 2002-- Pentagon sources are hinting that U-S forces in and around the tiny but strategically-positioned Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti may soon be moving on.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 20 Sep 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY FOREIGN MINISTER OF CYPRUS United Nations 20 Sep 2002
- BUSH / RUSSIA / GEORGIA VOA 20 Sept 2002-- President Bush is trying to calm tensions between Russia and Georgia over cross-border raids by Chechen rebels
- ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 20 Sept 2002-- Israeli forces lay siege to the compound of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank while troops and tanks make deep incursions into the Gaza Strip overnight. Two Palestinians are reported killed in the operation and three Israeli soldiers injured
- Lawmakers Say Burma's Military Junta Continues to Commit Abuses Washington File 20 Sept 2002-- Urge end to military rule and restoration of democracy
Defense Policy / Programs
- USAFE gains two units under realignment plan AFPN 20 Sept 2002-- A major command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, is gaining two new units with the implementation of the Unified Command Plan on Oct. 1.
- 24th MEU (SOC) arrives in Kosovo Marine Corps News 20 Sept 2002-- As darkness began to set on the evening of Sept. 19, most of the people aboard Camp Able Sentry in the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia were winding down and preparing to call it a day.
- BUSH/SECURITY VOA 20 Sept 2002-- President Bush has released a national security strategy, directing America's military toward pre-emptive strikes against terrorism
- National Security Strategy Seeks to Defend Peace, Prosperity Washington File 20 Sept 2002-- President Bush's National Security Strategy will focus on three priorities: defending the peace against global terror, preserving the peace by fostering good relations among the world's great powers, and extending the peace by working to extend the benefits of liberty and prosperity as broadly as possible, a senior administration official says.
- U.S. Will Propose a New, Agile Military Response Force for NATO Washington File 20 Sept 2002-- The United States will propose next week that NATO create a light, agile brigade-sized military force, which would be available for brief out-of-area contingency operations ranging from non-combatant evacuations to crisis response.
- Stryker ambulance to roll out next year Army News Service 20 Sept 2002-- Variants of the Stryker family are making debut rollouts on a continual basis, and the medical variant will be the fifth of the nine to arrive at Fort Lewis, Wash., early next year.
- United States Naval Observatory VOA 20 Sept 2002-- The United States Naval Observatory performs an important scientific duty for the United States, the Navy, and the Department of Defense
- PENTAGON / NATO VOA 20 Sept 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will propose the creation of a new rapid reaction force at a NATO ministers meeting in Warsaw next week
- CONGRESS / TERRORISM VOA 20 Sept 2002-- The U-S Congress has been told intelligence officials knew about some of the September 11th hijackers more than a year before the attacks. A Congressional investigator told lawmakers Friday the agency did not pass the information on to other agencies
- INDONESIA / U-S WARNING VOA 20 Sept 2002-- The U-S Embassy in Indonesia is warning Americans traveling to a popular tourist destination to be vigilant, because of possible threats of violence against Westerners
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 20 Sept 2002-- NATO defense ministers to discuss the Alliance's reform, war against terrorism
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 20 Sept 2002-- Europeans await details of U.S. plan for NATO anti-terrorism force
- U-N / LANDMINES VOA 20 Sept 2002-- Activists are hailing this week's meeting in Geneva to access progress on a 1997 treaty that bans the use of landmines
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