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11 October 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • BUSH AFGHANISTAN VOA 11 Oct 2002-- President Bush Friday again promised to help Afghanistan claim what he called "its democratic future" by urging world leaders to honor financial commitments to help rebuild the country
  • KUWAIT ATTACK VOA 11 Oct 2002-- Authorities in Kuwait say they are holding about 15 Islamic militants believed to have been planning additional attacks against U-S targets in the country
  • U.S., Coalition Partners Contributed to Afghanistan's Progress Washington File 11 Oct 2002-- The White House released October 11 a fact sheet detailing the progress Afghanistan has made in the course of a year. With the help of aid from the United States and its coalition partners, the fact sheet states, Afghanistan has averted famine, allowed for displaced persons to return to their homes, reopened schools, restored religious and political freedoms and strengthened its corps of trained doctors.

Other Conflicts

Defense Policy / Programs

  • MSSG-24, new and improved Marine Corps News 11 Oct 2002-- When the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) set out on its current deployment, it brought with it a few new assets like the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement truck, The MEU Personal Administration Center and the New MEU Service Support Group (MSSG). That's right, the new MSSG!
  • CV-22 wraps up electronic warfare testing AFPN 11 Oct 2002-- The purpose of the electronic warfare tests was to test the suite of integrated radio frequency countermeasures, or SIRFC system, which is the radar warning receiver and electronic countermeasures system for the CV-22.
  • USS Frederick decommissioned: Navy's last tank landing ship leaves the fleet Hawaii Navy News 11 Oct 2002-- The Navy decommissioned USS Frederick (LST 1184), the sixth of 20 Newport-class tank landing ships, after 33 years of distinguished naval service during a ceremony at Naval Station Pearl Harbor on Oct. 5. Frederick was the naval reserve force's only amphibious ship and was also the last remaining tank landing ship to serve in the active naval fleet.

Defense Industry

  • Lockheed Martin Web System to Centralize Navy Personnel Data Lockheed Martin 11 Oct 2002 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has recently begun developing a new web-enabled personnel and payroll system for the U.S. Navy, consolidating data from the service's more than 100 legacy systems into a new Enterprise Database and leading to significant savings for the Navy.

News Reports

  • FRANCE / YEMEN BLAST VOA 11 Oct 2002-- France offered new evidence today that an explosion on a French oil tanker off the coast of Yemen was not an accident
  • PAUL WILKINSON, TERRORISM VOA 11 Oct 2002-- German authorities this week arrested a Moroccan man (Abdelghani Mzoudi) on suspicion he provided logistical support to Mohamed Atta and two other men accused of last year's September 11th hijackings. And U-S citizen (Ahmed Ibrahim Bilal) has been deported from Malaysia on charges he supported al-Qaida. Professor Paul Wilkinson is with the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 11 Oct 2002-- NATO, UN police clash with ethnic Albanians in Kosovo
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 11 Oct 2002-- Russian official: Russia's military reform should capitalize on NATO experience



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