27 September 2002 Military News
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 Sep 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE United Nations 27 Sep 2002
- U-N / EAST TIMOR VOA 27 Sept 2002-- At the United Nations today (Friday), the small Southeast Asian nation of East Timor became the 191st member of the global organization
- SUDAN / FLIGHT BAN VOA 27 Sept 2002-- The government in Sudan is banning all humanitarian flights into the southern part of the country for the next nine days (into early October).
- UNSC ON ARAFAT SIEGE: MANY SEE IRAQ-PALESTINE LINK IN U.S. ABSTENTION VOA 27 Sept 2002-- The U.S. abstention, rather than veto, of UNSC 1435 demanding Israel lift its siege of Yasser Arafat's compound was widely attributed to Washington's Iraq strategy rather than an erosion of its support for Israel.
Defense Policy / Programs
- U-S/CHINA SHIP VOA 27 Sept 2002-- China and the United States are disagreeing over whether a U-S Navy vessel broke international law by conducting research in waters off the Chinese coast
- New Command Shifts Thinking on Defense AFPS 27 Sept 2002-- Establishing U.S. Northern Command Oct. 1 shifts the way the U.S. military thinks about defending the United States, DoD's point man on homeland security matters said.
- NAVSEA Awards SSGN Conversion Contract Navy Newsstand 27 Sept 2002-- Naval Sea Systems Command awarded yesterday a $442,923,371 contract to Electric Boat Corp. to provide detail design, procurement and manufacturing of Long Lead Time Material (LLTM) to support the conversion of up to four Ohio-class SSBN submarines to Ohio-class SSGN submarines.
- Another UH-1Y Prototype "Darkens" Maryland Skies Navy Newsstand 27 Sept 2002-- The H-1 Upgrade Program came one step closer to its unofficial goal, of "darkening the Maryland skies with H-1's," last week when the fourth of five AH-1Z and UH-1Y prototypes made its first flight here.
- ITALY / TERRORISM VOA 27 Sept 2002-- More than 30 alleged members of the al-Qaida terror organization have been arrested in Italy since the September 11th attacks last year in the United States.
- MALAYSIA / AL QAIDA VOA 27 Sept 2002-- Malaysian police have arrested a man they say is a key member of a militant Islamic group thought to have links to the al-Qaida terrorist network
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 27 Sept 2002-- Portugal's president supports Bulgaria's bid to join NATO and EU
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 27 Sept 2002-- German daily: "A Marine officer to lead NATO into counter-terrorism war"
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