23 September 2002 Military News
- 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.
- 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
- ATK and Hill Air Force Base Enter into Composite Structures Partnering Agreement ATK 23 Sep 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK) said ATK Composites, Clearfield, Utah, and the U.S. Air Force Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC) Depot Maintenance Activity Group, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have signed a formal partnering agreement to further the advancement of composite fabrication technology and improve the affordability of composite structures.
- BAE SYSTEMS Harrier GR7A makes first flight BAE Systems 23 Sep 2002 -- A more powerful version of the GR7 Harrier has made its first flight. The development GR7A took off from Warton in Lancashire at 16.32 on Friday September 20 and landed after a 45-minute flight.
- Engine Running Tests of the First Series Production Eurofighter for the Spanish Air Force EADS 23 Sep 2002 -- EADS CASA Military Aircraft is steadily approaching the delivery of the first series production aircraft for the Spanish Air Force.
- General Dynamics Receives $6.3 Million Order for Improved Chemical Agent Monitor General Dynamics 23 Sep 2002 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), received a $6.3 million order, an exercised option to an existing contract, for Improved Chemical Agent Monitors from the U.S. Army Robert Morris Acquisition Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
- Northrop Grumman Receives Air Force Contract to Build Joint Threat Emitter Northrop Grumman 23 Sep 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Amherst Systems business unit, teamed with Modern Technologies Corporation (MTC) of Dayton, Ohio, has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to develop and produce a new multifunctional threat simulator that will emulate "real world" electronic warfare hostile environments.
- Lockheed Martin-Led Team Awarded $40 Million Contract for Component Advanced Development of the Navy's Next-Generation Communications System Lockheed Martin 23 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., today awarded a Lockheed Martin-led team one of two $40 million contracts to begin the Component Advanced Development phase of the next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system, known as the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS).
- 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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