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23 September 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • RAMALLAH / UN VOA 23 Sept 2002-- U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on Israel and the Palestinians today (Monday) to put an end to violence and re-commit themselves to a political settlement. Mr. Annan made the appeal during a Security Council meeting to discuss the Israeli siege of Ramallah
  • Israeli Actions "Not Helpful" to Peace Process, U.S. Ambassador Says Washington File 23 Sept 2002-- Calling its military actions in Ramallah "not helpful," U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte said September 23 that Israel must "carefully consider the consequences of its action and avoid further measures that escalate rather than reduce tension and violence" in the occupied territories.

Other Conflicts

  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 23 Sept 2002-- Israeli and Palestinian officials have met (Monday) to try to end the standoff at Yasser Arafat's headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Israeli siege of the compound is now in its fifth day with Israel under increasing international criticism for its action
  • IVORY COAST / UNREST VOA 23 Sept 2002-- Gunfire erupted Monday in the central Ivory Coast city of Bouake, where rebels have been bracing for a battle with loyalist troops following an attempted coup last week in the West African country

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Feith to Consult With Allies in War on Terror AFPS 23 Sept 2002-- U.S. defense officials will discuss options for the International Security Assistance Force with Afghan leaders as part of a trip to the region starting Sept. 24.
  • San Antonio Achieves 50 Percent Completion Milestone Navy Newsstand 23 Sept 2002-- USS San Antonio (LPD 17) achieved a major construction milestone last month, when the 105th of its 210 units was erected at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Avondale shipyard in New Orleans.
  • New Pier Planned for Navy Island Navy Newsstand 23 Sept 2002-- Operations on Navy-owned San Nicolas Island (SNI) will improve significantly as a result of a recently awarded contract

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • BUSH DOCTRINE" VIEWED AS FUNDAMENTAL POLICY SHIFT Foreign Media Reaction 23 Sept 2002-- Commentators saw the promulgation of the National Security Strategy as representing a fundamental change in international security policy. / Many writers complained that the strategy reflected U.S. unilateralism and worried about the future relevance of the UN, EU and even NATO. / Some observers called the new policy of the "preemptive strike" dangerous and unpredictable and worried that the notion would spread.
  • JAKARTA BLAST VOA 23 Sept 2002-- One person has been killed in a failed attempt to blow-up a house belonging to the U-S Embassy in Jakarta
  • BUSH KYRGYZ REPUBLIC VOA 23 Sept 2002-- The Bush administration is praising the Kyrgyz Republic for its help in the war on terrorism, while urging its leaders to pursue democratic reforms
  • CONGRESS / TERROR COMMISSION VOA 23 Sept 2002-- The U-S Senate Tuesday is expected to vote on a measure to create an independent commission to investigate last year's September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States
  • State Official Says Conflict Resolution Vital to National Security Washington File 23 Sept 2002-- Conflicts and failed states are breeding grounds for threats to U.S. national security -- including terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, trafficking of women and children, illegal drugs, international crime, and infectious diseases, says Ambassador Donald Steinberg, deputy director for policy planning at the State Department.
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 23 Sept 2002-- Hong Kong and U.S. to sign agreement on anti-terrorist container security initiative
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 23 Sept 2002-- U.S. shifting military strategy



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