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15 October 2002 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • WEST POINT / BICENTENNIAL VOA 15 Oct. 2002-- In 1802, President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation creating a Military Academy to prepare officers to lead the army of the new nation. The Academy was established at West Point along New York's Hudson River, strategically important during the Revolutionary War
  • Battlespace Forecasts Enhance Special Warfare Forces Navy Newsstand 15 Oct. 2002-- In the Navy, no one goes anywhere without an idea of weather and ocean conditions - not even SEALs.
  • The Navy's 227th birthday - just don't ask for details NAVAIR Release 15 Oct. 2002-- First, the 227th birthday of the Navy is only 30 years old.
  • Super Hornet LOT 25 Has Arrived NAVAIR Release 15 Oct. 2002-- An improved Super Hornet had its first flight in August, ahead of schedule, and with a long list of upgraded or new features. Thanks to the efforts of the Navy/Boeing Team the fleet has the foundation for significant warfighting improvements.
  • Sea trials: to test, to learn Kitty Hawk PAO 15 Oct. 2002-- After being in port more than four months completing scheduled maintenance, the crew of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) got underway for sea trials Oct. 15, 2002.
  • ORBITAL SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES TARGET VEHICLE FOR U.S. GROUND-BASED MIDCOURSE MISSILE DEFENSE TEST Orbital Sciences Corp. 15 Oct 2002 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) successfully launched a target rocket in support of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system's flight test program, the company announced today.

Defense Industry

  • BAE SYSTEMS decoy completes rigorous Navy fighter tests BAE Systems 15 Oct 2002 -- The U.S. Navy and BAE Systems have successfully completed a series of flight tests of the BAE Systems AN/ALE-55 Fibre Optic Towed Decoy (FOTD) on the Navy's new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. The success of these tests follows similarly successful test flights on a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber in June and July.
  • CACI Awarded $48.5 Million Contract to Support U.S. Navy Submarine Missile Program CACI 15 Oct 2002 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a $48.5 million contract with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division in Dahlgren, Virginia, to provide technical and engineering services to the Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) program. CACI will provide software testing and related support for TRIDENT submarine fire control systems.
  • Fire Scout Unmanned System Demonstrates Payload, Data Link, Ground Control Capabilities Northrop Grumman 15 Oct 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has successfully conducted the first in-flight download of real-time sensor imagery from the U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle.

News Reports

  • BALI DOWNER VOA 15 Oct 2002-- Australia's foreign minister says Canberra is helping Indonesia investigate the deadly bombing in Bali
  • MEXICO/ARMY VOA 15 Oct. 2002-- Mexico's Defense Minister is denying reports that soldiers detained for questioning about alleged drug trafficking have been tortured.
  • NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY VOA 15 Oct. 2002-- The United States has a new official statement of its goals in international affairs. The unifying principle of the National Security Strategy issued by the White House is the defense and promotion of liberty. In the words of President George W. Bush, "Freedom is the non-negotiable demand of human dignity; the birthright of every person -- in every civilization." United States policy is to work with other nations in building "a balance of power that favors freedom" and rejects terrorism and tyranny.
  • PARACHINI / BALI VOA 15 Oct. 2002-- The deadly bombing in Bali is only one in a string of recent terrorist attacks around the world. John Parachini (pair-ah-'KEEN-ee) is a terrorism expert with the Washington policy analysis group "Rand."
  • POWELL / STRAW / BALI VOA 15 Oct. 2002-- The terrorist attack in the Indonesian Island of Bali dominated a Washington meeting Tuesday between Secretary of State Colin Powell and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. Mr. Powell said in the wake of the bombings that Indonesian authorities can "no longer pretend" that terrorist activity doesn't exist in their country
  • AUSTRALIA AL-QAIDA VOA 15 Oct. 2002-- The Australian government wants a Southeast Asian Islamic group to be added to the United Nations' list of international terrorist organizations
  • Text: U.S. Restates Objections to International Criminal Court Washington File 15 Oct. 2002-- United Nations -- In making the effort to ensure that U.S. citizens are not brought before the International Criminal Court, the United States does not seek to undermine the International Criminal Court, the general counsel to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations said October 14.
  • Byliner: Condoleezza Rice on Shared Values, Interests of U.S. and Allies Washington File 15 Oct. 2002-- There is an old argument between the so-called "realistic" school of foreign affairs and the "idealistic" school. To oversimplify, realists downplay the importance of values while emphasizing the balance of power as the key to stability and peace. Idealists emphasize the primacy of values and the character of societies as crucial to states' behavior toward other nations.
  • Powell, U.K.'s Foreign Secretary on Indonesia Bombing, Terrorism Washington File 15 Oct. 2002-- The weekend terrorist bombing in Indonesia reinforces the determination of the United States and the United Kingdom to fight terrorism, Secretary of State Colin Powell told reporters in a joint appearance with British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw after their meeting at the State Department October 15.
  • Text: Bloomfield Says Landmines Threaten Stability of Fragile Nations Washington File 15 Oct. 2002-- Landmines left behind from previous wars make it harder for societies to recover from conflict because they threaten the stability of fragile governments, and they "hinder the ability of peacekeepers and humanitarian aid workers to assist people in communities that have been torn apart by war," says Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Lincoln Bloomfield.

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