24 September 2002 Military News
- IVORY COAST-UNREST VOA 24 Sept 2002-- Heavy fighting broke out between government troops and rebels in the Ivory Coast city of Bouake Tuesday, as U-S special forces flew to the region on a mission to protect Americans in the city
- PENTAGON/AFGHAN AID VOA 24 Sept 2002-- U-S troops in Afghanistan are not all involved in the pursuit of al-Qaida and Taleban fighters. A small portion - about 200 of the more than eight-thousand American military personnel in the country - are involved in several-million dollars worth of humanitarian projects
- PENTAGON/IVORY COAST UPDATE VOA 24 Sept 2002-- The Pentagon has dispatched U-S troops to West Africa to stand by for the possible rescue of American citizens endangered by the civil unrest in Ivory Coast.
- U.S. Troops to Ensure Safety of Americans in Cote d'Ivoire Washington File 24 Sept 2002-- Approximately 200 U.S. Army troops are deploying to the west African nation of Cote d'Ivoire to monitor the ongoing situation of unrest and ensure the safety of American citizens, spokesmen at the State and Defense Departments said September 24.
- U.S. Moving Troops to Cote d'Ivoire AFPS 24 Sept 2002-- Around 200 U.S. troops are deploying to the West African country of Cote d'Ivoire in response to a request by the U.S. ambassador there
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 24 Sep 2002
- COLOMBIA/PARAMILITARY VOA 24 Sept 2002-- A rightwing paramilitary leader who the United States has accused of drug trafficking has bid his troops farewell and has said he will voluntarily go to face the charges in a U-S court
- COLOMBIA/WAR VOA 24 Sept 2002-- As Colombian President Alvaro Uribe continues his official visit to the United States, the 38-year civil war rages on back home. Mr. Uribe has vowed to end the war and to eradicate the drug trade that supports insurgent groups
- COLOMBIA / U-S VOA 24 Sept 2002-- The President of Colombia is in Washington for talks with President Bush and members of Congress on ways to end his country's civil war and put its notorious drug cartels out of business
- Resolution on Israeli Withdrawal Should Condemn Terrorists, U.S. Says Washington File 24 Sept 2002-- The U.S. abstained from voting on a United Nations Security Council resolution demanding an end to Israel's siege of Yasser Arafat's compound in Ramallah because the resolution did not adequately identify and condemn Palestinian terrorist groups that are undermining peace efforts, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said.
- CHINA MIDDLE EAST VOA 24 Sept 2002-- China is "strongly condemning" Israel's siege of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's headquarters, and urging both sides to stop the violence and start negotiations
- SERBIA / MONTENEGRO VOA 24 Sept 2002-- The European Union has seldom played a leading role in the politics of non-member countries. But for six months, E-U officials have been playing the leading role in the effort to hold together Serbia and Montenegro, the only republics remaining in Yugoslavia after four others declared independence, sparking a series of wars
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 24 Sept 2002-- Israeli forces launched an overnight raid into the Gaza Strip, destroying what they said were weapons factories. Nine Palestinians were reported killed and more than 20 injured in clashes with Israeli troops during the operation
Defense Policy / Programs
- NATO MINISTERS VOA 24 Sept 2002-- America's NATO allies have given their support to a U-S plan that would see the alliance create a 20-thousand-man multinational strike force to deal with terrorists and renegade states
- Rumsfeld: Reaction to U.S. Proposals for NATO "Uniformly Excellent" Washington File 24 Sept 2002-- Talking to journalists after the informal NATO defense ministerials in Warsaw September 24, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld characterized the response to U.S. proposals as "uniformly excellent" and "overwhelmingly positive."
- NATO Responds Positively to Capabilities Initiatives AFPS 24 Sept 2002-- NATO ministers today demonstrated "overwhelming" support for the alliance to improve its military capabilities to meet 21st century threats, a senior DoD official said here.
- Keel Laying for First West Coast LPD 17 Class Ship Navy Newsstand 24 Sept 2002-- Northrop Grumman Ships Systems will lay the keel for New Orleans (LPD 18), a San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ships on Oct. 14 in New Orleans.
- Teamwork spans across miles of water AFPN 24 Sept 2002-- While they may not ride the same shuttle to work or eat in the same dining facility, members of the 40th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron are very much a part of the deployed 40th Air Expeditionary Wing.
- B-1B crash cause remains unknown AFPN 24 Sept 2002-- Air Force investigators have determined the cause of the crash of a B-1B Lancer bomber into the Indian Ocean on Dec.12 remains unknown.
- Oklahoma Guardsmen join U.S. planes in South Africa AFPN 24 Sept 2002-- Even with more than 60 nations represented on the flightline and in hangars at the South African Aerospace Defense Exhibition here, many here say the most recognizable tail art goes to the 185th Airlift Squadron from the Oklahoma Air National Guard's 137th Airlift Wing.
- NATO Must Plan For Future Role, Robertson Tells Ministers AFPS 24 Sept 2002-- The Cold War is over and NATO must now plan and prepare for 21st century challenges such as terrorism, the alliance's senior leader said here today.
- Poland To Take Advisory Role With New NATO Members AFPS 24 Sept 2002-- Poland will play an important role in advising the military of any new nations accepted into NATO, a senior U.S. defense official said here Sept. 23.
- ATK Wins Army Program with Potential Value of Nearly $170 Million ATK 24 Sep 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a $30 million contract from the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to produce the Multi-Option Fuze for Artillery (MOFA).
- BAE SYSTEMS HIDAS to protect Kuwait's Apache helicopters BAE Systems 24 Sep 2002 -- Kuwait has agreed to buy BAE Systems HIDAS for its Longbow Apache attack helicopters through a US Government FMS (Foreign Military Sales) contract.
- CACI Announces Intent to Acquire Acton Burnell, Inc. CACI 24 Sep 2002 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Acton Burnell, Inc., a privately held information technology company with fiscal 2002 revenue of $28.4 million.
- U.S. Marines Conduct First Training Sessions on the Corps' New High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Lockheed Martin 24 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Marine Corps recently completed its first installment of field training on their new Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers at Fort Sill Field Artillery School, Okla.
- Boeing Team Wins Key Multimillion-dollar Satellite Communications Contract; Award Brings Air Force Transformation One Step Closer to Reality Boeing 24 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Air Force's Electronic Systems Center (ESC) at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., recently announced The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] as prime contractor for a six-year, $273 million contract to design and develop the first increment of wideband satellite communications terminals for a transformational Department of Defense initiative known as the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T).
- U-S / JEMAAH ISLAMIAH VOA 24 Sept 2002-- A senior U-S diplomat says Washington is considering designating the Southeast Asian Muslim group, Jemaah Islamiah, a terrorist organization. The group is believed to be linked to the al-Qaida network - which the American Ambassador to Indonesia warns most likely exists in the country
- AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC INSTABILITY VOA 24 Sept 2002-- Analysts in Australia are becoming increasingly concerned about the continued economic and social degeneration of the country's neighbors in the South Pacific. The so-called 'The Arc of Instability' stretches from Papua New Guinea to Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands. A recent report by the New Zealand government warns the region faces a long period of political instability and will need constant aid
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 24 Sept 2002-- Afghan president warned of 'dangerous consequences' for relying on U.S. bodyguards, mismanaging nation
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 24 Sept 2002-- Defense Secretary Rumsfeld urges NATO to create strike force
- U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS: DIFFICULT TIMES AHEAD? Foreign Media Reactions 24 Sept 2002-- Saudi writers praised durable U.S.-Saudi relations, assailed Western criticism of Kingdom.
- OAS Envoy Addresses Hemispheric Security Architecture Washington File 24 Sept 2002-- U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) Roger Noriega addressed hemispheric security cooperation initiatives for the 21st century during September 20 remarks before the Inter-American Development Bank.
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