17 October 2002 Military News
- PHILIPPINE BLAST VOA 17 Oct 2002-- Six people died and at least 144-others were wounded when two bombs exploded in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga. Authorities say the blasts occurred within a half hour of each other. The mayor of Zamboanga is calling for Manila and the military to strengthen security in the city
- Civil Affairs: Winning Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan AFPS 17 Oct 2002-- Civil affairs soldiers are forging relationships with Afghans that help pave the way for civilian aid organizations and will help prevent terrorist groups from regaining a toehold in the region.
- PENTAGON/AFGHANISTAN VOA 17 Oct 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has expressed sorrow over the death of an Afghan child killed in a traffic accident involving a U-S military vehicle
- DAILY BRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 17 Oct 2002
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 17 Oct 2002-- At least eight Palestinians have been killed and 37 wounded after Israeli tanks shelled a town in the Gaza Strip
- IVORY COAST / UNREST VOA 17 Oct 2002-- The government of Ivory Coast and rebel leaders have signed an agreement to put aside their weapons and negotiate an end to the country's four-week-old rebellion
Defense Policy / Programs
- Harpoon Still an Option for the Future SURFLANT Release 17 Oct 2002-- A static display of a Harpoon cruise missile was recently unveiled at Surface Warfare Development Group (SWDG). It joins the other symbols of surface warfare displayed at SWDG, representing and completing the triad of what surface warfare is all about. The standard missile representing Air Warfare, the Mk 46 Torpedo representing Undersea Warfare and now the Harpoon representing Surface Warfare.
- USS City of Corpus Christi arrives in Guam 7th Fleet News Release 17 Oct 2002-- USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) arrived at its new homeport here Oct. 17. The Los Angeles class fast attack submarine is the first of three submarines to be homeported in Guam.
- Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 17 Oct 2002-- Rumsfeld: As the president made clear in his address last week, none of us desire to see military conflict, because we know the awful nature of war. A decision to use force is never easy. No one with any sense considers war a first choice. In the recent congressional debate, many important questions were raised about the risks of military action.
- Rumsfeld Describes Guidelines for Committing American Troops AFPS 17 Oct 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today gave the world a peek at how he thinks.
- BAE SYSTEMS dedicates new facility; focuses on systems integration BAE Systems 17 Oct 2002 -- Company officials and representatives from government and industry dedicated a new BAE Systems facility in Reston, Virginia today. The 130,000 square foot complex, located at 11487 Sunset Hills Rd., will serve as headquarters for the company's Integrated Systems business.
- BAE SYSTEMS, GE extend preferred-supplier agreement for gas turbine electronic engine controls BAE Systems 17 Oct 2002 -- BAE Systems Controls and GE Aircraft Engines have extended an agreement under which BAE Systems is the preferred supplier of gas turbine electronic engine controls for GE's commercial and military engines. The arrangement, in place since 1996, now extends through 2010.
- BALI BLAST INVESTIGATION VOA 17 Oct 2002-- Indonesia's top security minister says foreigners may be behind the deadly bomb blast that tore through a crowded tourist area a few days ago
- SAUDI ARABIA / AL QAIDA VOA 17 Oct 2002-- Saudi Arabia came under criticism in a report by anti-terrorism experts for not doing enough to crack down on the money flow to al-Qaida. The report by the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations finds much of the funding for the terrorist organization flows through Saudi Arabia
- U-S / TERROR / STRATEGY VOA 17 Oct 2002-- U-S military analysts and some senior officials are predicting the United States could soon face another major terrorist attack. Analysts say a new strike could be more deadly than last year's September 11th attacks and may involve the use of weapons of mass destruction
- INDONESIA TERROR VOA 17 Oct 2002-- An Indonesian cleric suspected of terrorist links is being called in for questioning by police
- Wright-Neville -- terrorism VOA 17 Oct 2002-- Authorities in Indonesia and Malaysia are focusing on possible links between a suspected terrorist group with alleged links to al Qaida and Saturday's deadly bombings on the resort island of Bali.
- BALI ATTACKS / SINGAPORE VOA 17 Oct 2002-- Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri is ready to invoke emergency measures to make it easier to arrest those suspected in terrorism attacks.
- Drug Traffickers Pose Threat to National Security, Says White House Washington File 17 Oct 2002-- On October 16, President Bush extended for one year an executive order that identifies the actions of Colombian narcotics traffickers as an "extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States" and declares a national emergency to deal with this threat.
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