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04 October 2002 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs
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Current Operations

  • PENTAGON/AFGHAN VOA 04 Oct 2002-- U-S troops in Afghanistan have destroyed the largest cache of weapons yet found in the country

Other Conflicts

  • IVORY COAST/UNREST VOA 04 Oct 2002-- Representatives of the rebels and the government in Ivory Coast are preparing to sign a cease-fire agreement, as a first step toward ending a two-week conflict in the west African country
  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 04 Oct 2002-- At least four Palestinians have been hurt in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank, including a 12-year-old boy who was critically injured by Israeli tank fire. Clashes also broke out briefly Friday at one of Jerusalem's holiest sites. Israeli police entered the al-Aqsa mosque compound, after Palestinian youths threw stones at police and Jewish worshippers below
  • Cyprus Talks / UN VOA 04 Oct 2002-- Two days of talks in New York between the leaders of the Greek and Turkish communities on divided Cyprus ended Friday without any substantive movement toward a settlement. But U-N officials say the effort to re-unite the divided island nation has not collapsed and there are some encouraging signs

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Department of Defense Briefing Transcript Washington File 04 Oct 2002-- Clarke: And clearly, there is a lot of focus right now, as there should be, on the very real and growing threat that Iraq poses. And there's much scrutiny, as there should be, of that regime's tactics. We believe it is very important to provide you with as much information as possible so the people can judge for themselves the nature of the regime, what we're dealing with as we go forward and help them make the tough decisions. And that's why recently, we had a senior Defense official here, talking about programs -- weapons of mass destruction programs, including the Iraqi regime's. That is why the secretary and the chairman went to some great lengths to talk about the no-fly-zone violations -- no-fly zones that were set up to protect the Iraqi people from the Saddam Hussein regime and the repeated attacks on U.S. and coalition aircraft.
  • NAVSEA Introduces New Minehunting Sonar to Fleet NAVSEA News Wires 04 Oct 2002-- Naval Sea Systems Command introduced to the Fleet last week a new minehunting sonar system that will enhance mine clearance operations.
  • First West Coast Cooperative Engagement Capability Battle Group Tested NAVSEA News Wires 04 Oct 2002-- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme culminated months of work on USS Chosin (CG 65) and USS Princeton (CG 59) in the first ever combined battle group operations, training, and Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials from September 9-13.
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Team Leads Successful Availability on Carl Vinson NAVSEA News Wires 04 Oct 2002-- With that phrase, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) sailed into the afternoon sun of Puget Sound's Sinclair Inlet, having just completed its third Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS).
  • New Strapless Bomb Pallet Design to Improve Fleet Efficiency NAVSEA News Wires 04 Oct 2002-- Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head's Earle (New Jersey) Detachment developed a strapless bomb pallet that will improve efficiency in the Fleet.
  • Air Force reduces number of deployed security forces AFPN 04 Oct 2002-- Air Force officials have reduced the number of security forces needed at deployed locations by 10 percent, allowing more than 200 airmen to come home earlier than originally planned
  • Board announces cause of F-15 crash AFPN 04 Oct 2002-- Investigators have determined that structural failure led to the April 30 crash of an F-15 Eagle into the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Panama City, Fla.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • TERRORIST ARRESTS WRAP VOA 04 Oct 2002-- Five Americans including one trained by the U-S Army -- have been charged with conspiring to wage war against the United States by allegedly trying to travel to Afghanistan after last year's terrorist attacks and join forces with al-Qaida. The arrests were announced on a day when a federal judge in Virginia sentenced a tearful John Walker Lindh to 20 years in prison for aiding the Taleban in Afghanistan.
  • AL-QAIDA MANHUNT VOA 04 Oct 2002-- The hunt for Al-Qaida terrorists continues worldwide. Police, intelligence and military forces from South Asia to Europe and the United States have captured several key leaders and a small army of foot soldiers from Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. [B-roll shown. Natural sound in background.] In September, Pakistani commandos raided an apartment in Karachi, where terrorists were suspected of hiding. In a fierce gun battle, two terrorists were killed and five were captured, among them, Ramzi Binalshibh. Just days before, Binalshibh had appeared in a videotaped broadcast by al-Jazeera television, bragging of his role in organizing the September 11th, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Binalshibh is now in U-S custody, as is another al-Qaida leader, Abu Zubaida, who was captured in Pakistan in March. But other al-Qaida leaders are still unaccounted for, including Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden himself. How goes the hunt for al-Qaeda terrorists? I'll ask my guests, Bruce Hoffman, terrorism expert at the RAND corporation; Elaine Shannon, correspondent for Time magazine; and Matthew Levitt, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 04 Oct 2002-- President Bush threatens end run around recalcitrant UN
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 04 Oct 2002-- Senate confirms Gen. Jones as EUCOM commander and SACEUR

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