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07 October 2002 Military News

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  • October 7th Marks Year of Strategic Change CENTCOM Release 07 Oct 2002-- It didn't take long after the Sept. 11 sneak attacks last year for the staff at U.S. Central Command to devise a war plan. "I was in Souda, Crete on the 11th of September when this happened," said CENTCOM Commander-in-Chief Gen. Tommy R. Franks. The general and members of his staff were on a routine trip to CENTCOM's area of responsibility, enroute to visit Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf. "We did not have a plan in place to go take the Taliban down and go after the terrorist networks on the ground inside Afghanistan," Franks said. He cancelled his trip and immediately flew back to his headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.
  • Rumsfeld Says Afghan Progress Remarkable AFPS 07 Oct. 2002-- A year after the beginning of combat operations against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the achievements of coalition forces has been remarkable.

Other Conflicts

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Kennedy Prepares Tomorrow's Warriors Navy Newsstand 07 Oct 2002-- Following a post-deployment stand down, USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) returned to sea recently to prepare tomorrow's warriors.
  • Hopper Returns From Deployment Navy Newsstand 07 Oct 2002-- For the crew of the USS Hopper (DDG 70), the key word is "enduring," as they operated at the "Tip of the Spear" and sailed over 41,000 nautical miles over the last six months.
  • Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 07 Oct. 2002-- Rumsfeld: Well, I think that there are different things that concern different people, and there are different people who make judgments as to what is required to achieve one of those things, and in some cases another is required. To be specific, if you go back to the President's speech, whenever it was, three, four, five weeks ago... on the subject of Iraq, and he talked about a series of things. He mentioned the weapons of mass destruction problem, he mentioned the regime, and he mentioned the repressive nature of the regime, and what it's doing to human beings from a standpoint of human rights, the Iraqi people themselves. He mentioned the threats to the neighbors. He mentioned the fact that it's a terrorist state. He mentioned the fact that it has connections to terrorist organizations. He mentioned -- oh, goodness -- oh, violation of U.N. resolutions. So there were five, six, seven, eight things that he discussed as problems with this regime.
  • Fact Sheet on Depleted Uranium Washington File 07 Oct. 2002-- Following is a Department of State fact sheet on the health effects of depleted uranium, based on U.S., U.N. and other investigative sources:
  • Hayler Recognized as Best in the Fleet Navy Newsstand 07 Oct. 2002-- Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Admiral Robert J. Natter presented the Arleigh Burke Fleet Award Oct. 4 to the Norfolk-based destroyer USS Hayler (DD 997).

Defense Industry

  • BAE SYSTEMS awarded F-15K IFF contract BAE Systems 07 Oct 2002 -- BAE Systems received initial funding from the Boeing company to produce advanced Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems for the Republic of Korea's new fighter aircraft - the F-15K.
  • BAE SYSTEMS demonstrates successful flight of guided rocket BAE Systems 07 Oct 2002 -- BAE Systems successfully launched a 2.75-inch laser guided rocket using a unique mid-body fin-mounted guidance system, scoring a "bulls-eye" hit on a small target more than three miles away from its launch point. The Controlled Test Vehicle (CTV) was fired Sept. 19 at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona for the Army's Low Cost Precision Kill (LCPK) programme.
  • Lockheed Martin Awarded $3 Million Contract for Pentagon Physical Security System Lockheed Martin 07 Oct 2002 -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded a one-year, $3 million contract to install and maintain a Pentagon physical security system designed to protect classified information and other assets within the building and other facilities in the national capital region.
  • Boeing Delta IV Team Takes Major Step Toward First Launch Boeing 07 Oct 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] launch officials at Space Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., successfully completed the sixth tanking test of the first flight Delta IV rocket on Friday, moving it closer to its anticipated launch.

News Reports

  • STATEMENT OF SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY ON THE BUSH DOCTRINE OF PRE-EMPTION 7 Oct. 2002-- Kennedy: On September 20, the Administration unveiled its new National Security Strategy. This document addresses the new realities of our age, particularly the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist networks armed with the agendas of fanatics. The Strategy claims that these new threats are so novel and so dangerous that we should "not hesitate to act alone, if necessary, to exercise our right of self-defense by acting pre-emptively."
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 07 Oct 2002-- Al-Jazeera TV plays new tape said to be from bin Laden
  • PENTAGON/TERROR VOA 07 Oct. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says U-S forces have made good progress in the war on terrorism, one year after the start of combat operations in Afghanistan
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 07 Oct. 2002-- EU vows to launch army on time, denies clash with U.S

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