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22 October 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Rumsfeld's Take on al Qaeda Today AFPS 22 Oct 2002-- Al Qaeda "has gone to school on us" and has adjusted to the constant U.S. pressure on the terrorist organization, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said during a Pentagon press conference Oct. 22.

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY BRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 22 Oct 2002
  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CÔTE D’IVOIRE United Nations 22 Oct 2002
  • SUDAN/BUSH REACT VOA 22 Oct 2002-- Government and opposition groups in Sudan have differing views on a new U-S law allowing President Bush to impose sanctions against the Sudanese government
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 22 Oct 2002-- Israel's Defense Minister has pledged that there will be a response to the bomb attack against a bus on Monday that killed 14 people. At the same time the Minister says any retaliation will be in the manner and timing of Israel's choosing
  • IVORY COAST / UNREST VOA 22 Oct 2002-- Pro-government demonstrators in Ivory Coast attacked Westerners in an angry protest against the former colonial power, France
  • Bush Signs and Commends Sudan Peace Act Washington File 22 Oct 2002-- President Bush issued a White House statement October 21 announcing his signing of the Sudan Peace Act, H.R. 5531. He said the Act "is designed to help address the evils inflicted on the people of Sudan by their government. . .and to press the parties, and in particular the Sudanese Government, to complete in good faith the negotiations to end the war."

Defense Policy / Programs

  • NATO Allies' Capabilities To Be Key Issue at Prague, Robertson Says Washington File 22 Oct 2002-- Secretary General sees robust future for organization
  • PENTAGON / DETAINEES VOA 22 Oct 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has approved the release of a small number of prisoners from the terrorist detention facility the United States has built at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba
  • Transcript: Defense Department Briefing, October 22, 2002 Washington File 22 Oct 2002-- Rumsfeld: The only time we'll have perfect evidence that a terrorist regime has deliverable weapons of mass destruction may be after they've used those weapons. And needless to say, that's a bit late.
  • Rumsfeld Draws Lessons From Cuban Missile Crisis to Today AFPS 22 Oct 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the United States must move on all fronts -- diplomatic, economic, military -- to make sure there's no repeat of the Cuban Missile Crisis, but this time with a terrorist state. "President Bush is determined to do just that," he said.
  • Navy/Marine Corps Team Tests Expeditionary Strike Groups Navy Newsstand 22 Oct 2002-- The Navy/Marine Corps Team is extending its reach and transforming its capabilities to prepare for the future challenges of the 21st Century, according to Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Vern Clark.
  • NSWC Port Hueneme Tests Cooling Device for 5-inch Gun Barrels Navy Newsstand 22 Oct 2002-- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme Division's Louisville detachment successfully tested a prototype internal water-cooling lance for the MK-45 gun system's 5-inch gun barrel. The new lance will be safer, more effective and easier for Sailors to operate than the fog applicator currently in use.
  • Key West Awarded $75 Million Plus in Navy Contracts and Services in FY 2002 Navy Newsstand 22 Oct 2002-- During the last fiscal year, the Navy awarded more than $75 million in military construction and services contracts at Naval Air Facility Key West. The contracts were awarded by Southern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Charleston, S.C., and include a diversified scope of projects at the Naval Air Facility.
  • Special ops soldiers hear profiles of bin Laden, terrorism Army News Service 22 Oct 2002-- Perhaps best known for their work in combat zones, Army special operations soldiers spent some time in a school zone Oct. 7 during a renowned psychologist's presentation about global terrorism, Osama bin Laden and effective ways to defeat them both.
  • 258th Field Artillery takes over security at West Point Army News Service 22 Oct 2002-- The 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery has officially taken over the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment's post as top security dog at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Defense Industry

  • BAE SYSTEMS network enabled warfare solutions showcased at land warfare conference BAE Systems 22 Oct 2002 -- BAE Systems is demonstrating Networked Enabled Warfare (NEW) concepts at the Defence Science & Technology Organisation's (DSTO) Land Warfare Conference in Brisbane.
  • International success continues for 'SPIKE' BAE Systems 22 Oct 2002 -- The SPIKE system - a key contender in the Australian Defence Force's (ADFs) Land 40 Phase 1 guided weapons programme - has recently been selected by the Polish Government to bring its armed forces up to NATO standards.
  • BAE SYSTEMS agrees to acquire Condor Pacific Industries BAE Systems 22 Oct 2002 -- BAE Systems North America has agreed to the acquisition of Condor Pacific Industries, Inc. (CPI) of Westlake Village, California, for $58.5 million. The acquisition will be funded from existing cash resources.
  • Boeing Delivers 100th Upgraded T-38 Boeing 22 Oct 2002 -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Air Force celebrated the delivery of the 100th T-38C Talon jet trainer modified as part of the T-38 Avionics Upgrade Program. During a ceremony yesterday at the Boeing modification facility at Williams Gateway Airport, Ariz., Boeing presented the milestone aircraft to Maj. Gen. Scott Bergren, commander, U.S. Air Force Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
  • Boeing Announces Strategic Partners for Unmanned Combat Armed Rotorcraft Program Boeing 22 Oct 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] has announced its strategic partners for Phase I of the Unmanned Combat Armed Rotorcraft, or UCAR, program.
  • Lockheed Martin Delivers First Lightweight, Anti-Armor LOSAT Vehicle to U.S. Army Lockheed Martin 22 Oct 2002 -- Lockheed Martin delivered its first Line-of-Sight Antitank (LOSAT) Weapon System Fire Unit, a lightweight system for transformation forces, to the U.S. Army in a ceremony today at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Northrop Grumman, Kockums/HDW Sign Agreement for Naval Composite Technology Vessel Program Northrop Grumman 22 Oct 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has signed a cooperative agreement with Kockums AB and its parent company, Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG (HDW), under which Kockums will join a team assembled by Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector to compete for the U.S. Navy's Focused Mission Vessel Study.

News Reports

  • JAPAN ASHCROFT VOA 22 Oct 2002-- The United States is asking Japan for closer cooperation in the fight against terrorism
  • SE ASIA TERROR / RELIGION VOA 22 Oct 2002-- After bomb attacks in Indonesia and the Philippines in the past two weeks, leaders in the region are trying to come to grips with the fact that catastrophic terrorism has spread to Southeast Asia and what it means for religious and communal tolerance
  • BUSH PREEMPTIVE STANCE VOA 22 Oct 2002-- Recent events are testing President Bush's new national security strategy continuing terrorist attacks in various parts of the world and the disclosure of North Korea's secret nuclear weapons program. All the more reason to implement the forceful Bush Doctrine, says its proponents. It clearly delineates the duties of the one global superpower. Others contend its policy of preemption is dangerously vague
  • House Measure Urges Renewed Efforts in Terror War After Bali Bombing Washington File 22 Oct 2002-- Representative Alcee Hastings (Democrat of Florida) submitted to the House of Representatives October 16 House Resolution 589 (H. Res. 589), which condemns the October 12 terror attack in Bali, Indonesia.
  • "USA Ready On Several Fronts," by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Washington File 22 Oct 2002-- Our central objective in the Global War on Terror is to stop another 9/11 -- or worse, a chemical, biological or even a nuclear 9/11 -- before it happens.
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 22 Oct 2002-- U.S. gives Liechtenstein "terror" finance names
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 22 Oct 2002-- U.S. offers concessions in UN draft on Iraq



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