09 October 2002 Military News
- JOHNSON-AFGHANISTAN VOA 09 Oct 2002-- Ambassador David Johnson was appointed as the Afghan Coordinator by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell on May 23, 2002
- Afghan / Aid VOA 09 Oct 2002-- The New York based Council on Foreign Relations Wednesday held a conference on the effectiveness of development assistance in Afghanistan
- DAILY BRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 Oct 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CÔTE D'IVOIRE United Nations 09 Oct 2002
- SRI LANKA PEACE PROSPECTS VOA 09 Oct 2002-- After almost two decades of civil strife, people in the South Asian country of Sri Lanka are living in relative peace thanks to the cease-fire between Sri Lankan government and the Tamil rebels. Hopes are high, but many people wonder if the current Norwegian-mediated peace talks can bring about a final end to the destructive conflict that has killed more than 60-thousand people -- including two government heads -- and displaced thousands from their homes. The prospects for a lasting peace in Sri Lanka are the topic of today's Focus
Defense Policy / Programs
- DOD RELEASES DESERET TEST CENTER/PROJECT 112/PROJECT SHAD FACT SHEETS 09 Oct 2002 -- The Department of Defense today released another 28 detailed fact sheets on 27 Cold War-era chemical and biological warfare tests identified as Project 112. Project 112 was a comprehensive program initiated in 1962 out of concern for our ability to protect and defend against these potential threats. This is in addition to the 12 fact sheets for 10 tests released in September 2001 and January and May this year.
- PENTAGON/CHEMICAL TESTS VOA 09 Oct 2002-- The Pentagon has acknowledged for the first time that it conducted secret Cold War testing with chemical and biological agents on American soil
- The Future of Military Aviation VOA 09 Oct 2002-- Since aircraft were first used extensively in combat during World War I, fighter pilots have enjoyed public acclaim for their skill and bravery. But the next generation that flies these jets may not have to risk themselves at all. They may not even have to be pilots.
- PENTAGON / TERROR VOA 09 Oct 2002-- A U-S soldier riding in a military vehicle in Kuwait shot at a civilian vehicle Wednesday, after he thought he was threatened with a firearm. U-S Defense Department officials say they do not know if anyone was injured. It was the second violent incident involving U-S troops in Kuwait in as many days. Pentagon officials say the Kuwaiti gunmen involved in a bloody attack on U-S Marines earlier this week had links to the al-Qaida terrorist network.
- U.S. Troops in Another Incident in Kuwait AFPS 09 Oct 2002-- For the second day in a row, there was an incident in Kuwait involving U.S. military personnel, DoD officials said Oct. 9.
- Navy Announces Implementation of CWO5 Pay Grade Navy Newsstand 09 Oct 2002-- The rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CWO5) is now a reality in the Navy, a move that provides the Navy with an opportunity to grow a more technical force to meet the demands of today's more technical Navy.
- Tactical Tomahawk Enters Low Rate Production Navy Newsstand 09 Oct 2002-- The U.S. Navy recently awarded a low-rate initial production contract, valued at over $36 million, to Raytheon Systems Company for the production and delivery of Tactical Tomahawk all-up round missiles.
- Kearsarge to Play Lead Role in Mine Countermeasures Exercise Navy Newsstand 09 Oct 2002-- The U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Command (MINEWARCOM) will demonstrate its capability during a ten-day, at-sea training period in the Gulf of Mexico with Norfolk-based USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) beginning Oct. 15.
- Sea Horse Wind 2002 ends successfully Marine Corps News 09 Oct 2002-- The I Marine Expeditionary Force's Exercise Sea Horse Wind 2002 ended successfully, Sept. 19, at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.
- 26th MEU hones urban warfighting skills Marine Corps News 09 Oct 2002-- The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit recently concluded 15 days of intense combat training here September 26, complete with the realistic sights, sounds and challenges of conflict in a real-world urban environment.
- BAE SYSTEMS reaches definitive agreement to acquire Corbett Technologies BAE Systems 09 Oct 2002 -- BAE Systems North America today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with the shareholders of Corbett Technologies, Inc., to purchase the corporation. Corbett Technologies has annual revenues of approximately $15 million.
- MOD awards 75 million Nimrod contract to BAE SYSTEMS BAE Systems 09 Oct 2002 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a 75 million maintenance contract which will guarantee availability of the Nimrod Maritime Reconnaissance fleet to the Royal Air Force for the next six years.
- Boeing Opens Office in Scotland to Boost U.K. Military Support Boeing 09 Oct 2002 -- Boeing (NYSE:BA), the world's leading aerospace company, today established its first office in Scotland to boost support to the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense, or MoD.
- General Dynamics Receives $19.4 Million Contract for Bradley Reactive Armor General Dynamics 09 Oct 2002 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $19.4 million order from the U.S. Army’s TACOM/ARDEC Picatinny Arsenal for the production of 56 reactive armor vehicle sets and 170 partial sets for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
- General Dynamics Receives $7.2M Contract Award for the STRIKER 40 (MK47) Grenade Machine Gun General Dynamics 09 Oct 2002 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), received a sole-source $7.2M contract award from U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for production of the STRIKER 40 (MK47) 40mm Grenade Machine Gun system.
- Northrop Grumman AMSTE Team Scores Direct Hit in China Lake Tests Northrop Grumman 09 Oct 2002 -- A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) team successfully demonstrated the ability to precisely engage moving surface targets with seekerless weapons at the Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) Weapons Division here recently.
- NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY VOA 09 Oct 2002-- The United States has a new official statement of its goals in international affairs. The national security strategy was issued by the White House in September. Its unifying principle is the defense and promotion of freedom. In military terms, that means confronting what President George W. Bush calls "the evil designs of tyrants." In social and economic terms, that means the United States will, in the words of President Bush, use this moment of opportunity to extend the benefits of freedom across the globe, bringing the hope of democracy, development, free markets, and free trade to every corner of the world. The new national security strategy also sets out the president's policy of eliminating the threat posed by rogue states before those states or their terrorist allies are able to mount attacks with weapons of mass destruction. According to the new strategy statement, to "prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the United States will, if necessary, act preemptively." Joining me to discuss the new national security strategy are Tom Donnelly, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; Marcus Corbin, senior analyst at the Center for Defense Information; and Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy. Welcome and thank you for joining us today.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 09 Oct 2002-- Iran assures EU it is not sheltering al-Qaeda
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 09 Oct 2002-- Norwegian daily views defense minister's reaction to plan for new NATO force
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