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10 October 2002 Military News

Other Conflicts
Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
News Reports

Current Operations

  • Progress in the Border War VOA 10 Oct 2002-- As the White House and media spotlights focus on the war on terrorism, another war is quietly being fought on another front: the battle to keep drugs from crossing the Arizona-Mexico border

Other Conflicts

  • RUSSIA / BLAST VOA 10 Oct 2002-- A blast in the breakaway Russian region of Chechnya has killed at least 13 people and injured several others late Thursday
  • IVORY COAST / REBELS VOA 10 Oct 2002-- Three weeks after well-armed rebels in Ivory Coast launched simultaneous uprisings that are now threatening to destabilize the entire region, it is still unclear who the rebels are and what they ultimately want to achieve
  • HEZBOLLAH/MISSILES VOA 10 Oct 2002-- The New York Times has reported that Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon have amassed as many as nine-thousand surface-to-surface rockets, including some with longer range than ever before
  • SUDAN CEASEFIRE VOA 10 Oct 2002-- The Sudanese government and rebels are planning to sign at least a partial cease-fire agreement when peace talks re-open in Kenya next week
  • NORTHERN IRELAND VOA 10 Oct 2002-- Gerry Adams -- the leader of the political wing of the Irish Republican Army -- is urging British Prime Minister Tony Blair not to suspend self-rule in Northern Ireland.
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 10 Oct 2002-- An Israeli woman has been killed and at least 12 others wounded by a suicide bomber at a bus stop in Tel Aviv

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Naval Forces Participate in Exercise Destined Glory 2002 Navy Newsstand 10 Oct 2002-- More than 5,000 crewmembers from USS George Washington (CVN 73), Carrier Air Wing 17 and four other Navy ships are currently taking part in NATO exercise Destined Glory 2002 off the western and southern coasts of Italy.
  • Marine Guards Adapt to Deal With International Terrorism AFPS 10 Oct 2002-- International terrorism is forcing the U.S. State Department to put more emphasis on how it secures its overseas facilities and, in turn, causing DoD to re-evaluate how it trains Marine embassy guards.
  • NEW GUIDANCE FOR NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT RELEASED 10 Oct 2002 -- The Department of Defense has released new guidance on managing natural resources on the more than 25 million acres of land on 425 major military installations. The guidance incorporates lessons learned from the past four years of preparing and implementing hundreds of Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMP). The INRMP is the document used by DoD to protect natural resources on its installations.

Defense Industry

  • It's A "Go" For The Boeing-SAIC Future Combat Systems Team Boeing 10 Oct 2002 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] - Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Future Combat Systems (FCS) team received a green light from the government on the program 'go/no go' decision that ensures it will continue as the industry lead for this critical Army program.
  • U.S. and Italy Combine to Integrate C-130J Defensive Systems Lockheed Martin 10 Oct 2002 -- Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Air Force and the Italian Air Force have conducted joint tests as part of the U.S. Air Force's planned C-130J defensive systems upgrade program. The C-130J airlifter is produced by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, a business area of Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT].
  • US Army Bradleys to Get RAFAEL's reactive Armor Rafael 10 Oct 2002 -- RAFAEL Israel Armament Development Authority Ltd. will supply reactive armor protection kits to US Army Bradley Fighting Vehicles, under contract awarded to Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics.

News Reports

  • MALAYSIA-U-S TERROR VOA 10 Oct 2002-- Malaysia has deported to the United States a U-S citizen who is wanted there on terrorism charges
  • FRANCE / YEMEN VOA 10 Oct 2002-- The French government says the explosion on an oil tanker off the coast of Yemen last Sunday was likely caused by a terrorist attack. The announcement came after French, American and Yemeni investigators began looking into the blast
  • YEMEN BLAST VOA 10 Oct 2002-- Investigators from three countries have boarded the damaged French supertanker Limburg in the Gulf of Aden in an effort to determine the cause of a deadly explosion on Sunday. Meanwhile, a militant Yemeni group is reported to have claimed responsibility for the blast, and a Yemeni official has acknowledged for the first time that this might have been a terrorist act
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 10 Oct 2002-- Kuwait holds 50 in attack on U.S. Marines
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 10 Oct 2002-- Finnish leader seen coming round to accepting NATO entry

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