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02 October 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • PHILIPPINES U-S BLAST VOA 02 Oct 2002-- At least one Philippine soldier and one American died in an explosion at a bar outside a southern Philippine military camp
  • One Soldier Killed, One Injured In Philippine Bombing AFPS 02 Oct 2002-- One U.S. soldier was killed and another injured today after a bomb went off outside a Philippine military facility, said a DoD spokesperson.

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY BRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 02 Oct 2002
  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Oct 2002
  • ARABS / JERUSALEM VOA 02 Oct 2002-- Arab leaders are reacting angrily to a new U-S law that calls for recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Palestinians and other Arabs say they don't want Jerusalem recognized as Israel's capital until there is a Palestinian state that has Jerusalem as its capital
  • YUGO WAR CRIMES VOA 02 Oct 2002-- Slobodan Milsoevic and Croatian President Stipe Mesic battled it out in court Wednesday with the former Yugoslav leader seeking to discredit his old political opponent. Also from The Hague Tribunal, a former president of the Bosnian Serb Republic plead guilty to persecuting non-Serbs
  • IVORY COAST / FOREIGNERS VOA 02 Oct 2002-- Attacks on immigrants in Ivory Coast are on the increase as the government of the West African nation steps up a media campaign blaming foreigners for the rebellion
  • IVORY COAST / UNREST VOA 02 Oct 2002-- Members of the West African group of mediators who are working to end a rebellion in Ivory Coast say the rebels are willing to enter negotiations as early as Thursday.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • DOD RESPONDS TO ABA ENEMY COMBATANT REPORT 02 Oct 2002 -- Department of Defense General Counsel William J. Haynes II last week asserted the president's authority to detain enemy combatants in reponse to an American Bar Association report critical of the policy.
  • Northern Command Established in Colorado AFPS 02 Oct 2002-- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz called the activation of U.S. Northern Command "historic" and said the new command is charged with "the momentous responsibility to help deter and defend against attacks on America's home soil."
  • Strategic, Space Commands Merge AFPS 02 Oct 2002-- Two U.S. unified commands merged Tuesday to form a new global command with global responsibilities in a new strategic environment.
  • Parachute incident under investigation Marine Corps News 02 Oct 2002-- Thankful for what they called "superb training," local officials continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a potentially tragic parachute incident here.
  • Cracked turbine blade responsible for F-16 crash AFPN 02 Oct 2002-- Air Force investigators have determined a fatigue crack in a high-pressure turbine blade led to the catastrophic engine failure that resulted in the crash of an F-16 Fighting Falcon.
  • U.S. Northern Command activates AFPN 02 Oct 2002-- Homeland Defense has a new champion: U.S. Northern Command.
  • RTC Ground-Breaking Ceremony Paves Way for Camp John Paul Jones Navy Newsstand 02 Oct 2002-- Camp John Paul Jones and seven new barracks facilities at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes were moved a step closer to reality Sept. 20 with a symbolic ground breaking ceremony.
  • Patrol Coastal Ships Transfer to SURFLANT Navy Newsstand 02 Oct 2002-- All nine Atlantic Fleet Cyclone-Class Patrol Coastal (PC) ships have now come under the administrative control of Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (SURFLANT) for issues regarding manning, equipping, training and maintenance.
  • NAVSEA Awards Multi-Ship Multi-Option Contracts for Atlantic Fleet Ships Navy Newsstand 02 Oct 2002-- Naval Sea Systems Command's Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Portsmouth, Va., in conjunction with the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, has awarded four, multi-ship, multi-option contracts for depot maintenance on ships homeported in the Hampton Roads area.
  • First Marine Corps Night Vision Combat Capable Prowler Squadron Marine Corps News 02 Oct 2002-- Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3 became the first Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler squadron to qualify with night vision combat capabilities.
  • 'Enterprise architecture' integrates AF systems AFPS 02 Oct 2002-- Transformation, the Air Force chief of staff said, is the key to the service's future.
  • Gold Eagle reunites with the Gold Bear Carl Vinson PAO 02 Oct 2002-- It was "just like old times" for USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) last week, when the Gold Eagle reunited with USS Sacramento (AOE 1), the Golden Bear, for the aircraft carrier's first underway replenishment since returning from Operation Enduring Freedom nearly nine months ago.

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