24 October 2002 Military News
- Combat Veterans Recount Grit, Valor, Air Support in Defeating Terror Troops AFPS 24 Oct 2002-- Army 10th Mountain Division troops said teamwork, training and discipline negated al Qaeda forces' efforts to destroy them during March 2 fighting in Afghanistan's Shahi Khot Valley.
- 82nd find largest weapons cache to date Army News Service 24 Oct 2002-- It took soldiers from Company B and a platoon from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment two days and 35 truckloads to move the ammunition found in a cache in the Khowst region of Afghanistan.
- DAILY BRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 24 Oct 2002
- RUSSIA-HOSTAGE DAY TWO VOA 24 Oct 2002-- Tensions have heightened at the theatre in southeastern Moscow,where hundreds of people are being held hostage by armed Chechens since late Wednesday. Day two of the stand-off started quietly enough, but quickly took a turn for the worse, with a daring escape, gunfire and one confirmed death
- RUSSIA / HOSTAGES VOA 24 Oct 2002-- Russian authorities say two women have escaped from a theater in Moscow, where Chechen separatists demanding an end to the war in Chechnya have been holding hundreds of people hostage
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 24 Oct 2002-- A U-S envoy to the Middle East is calling for Palestinians to take decisive action against terrorism if they want to achieve statehood
- IVORY COAST / UNREST VOA 24 Oct 2002-- Rebels in Ivory Coast say they are setting up an independent administration of areas under their control
Defense Policy / Programs
- Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 24 Oct 2002-- Rumsfeld: First, we've mentioned from time to time that there's been a good many so-called caches of weapons found in Afghanistan. The total number, I'm told, as of last week was 475. In the beginning, they were found during military sweeps. Somewhat later, they were located during small attacks on enemy concentrations, or through liaisons with regional leaders. Most recently, as the coalition forces have developed relationships with the people in Afghanistan and been physically present in the areas, the overwhelming majority of the information has come from tips by local Afghans.
- Port squadron moves OEF cargo, passengers AFPN 24 Oct 2002-- Mission "No.1" for the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing is keeping supply lines moving within the Operation Enduring Freedom corridor. When viewing the action on the flightline at a forward-deployed location, it seems everything just happens according to some master plan.
- ANG director sees evolution of organization AFPN 24 Oct 2002-- At first glance, the Air National Guard of today bears little resemblance to the early "militiamen" who were renowned for their ability to pick up a musket at a moment's notice and defend the homeland.
- Air Force demonstrates 'smart tanker' concept AFPN 24 Oct 2002-- The Air Force moved one step closer to achieving its 'smart tanker' vision Oct. 23 when the first Roll-on Beyond Line of Sight Enhancement, or ROBE, pallet-equipped tanker successfully relayed communication data while flying from here to Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
- Alaskan wing deploys to Singapore AFPN 24 Oct 2002-- A 3rd Wing contingent here deployed to the Republic of Singapore Oct. 23 to take on that nation's air force in an annual air-to-air combat exercise.
- The Boeing-SAIC Future Combat Systems Team Announces New Round of Contract Awards Boeing 24 Oct 2002 -- Forty-six awards were made to suppliers from all parts of the United States as The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Future Combat Systems (FCS) team continued its quest to seek out "the best of industry" for this critical Army transformation program.
- Boeing Improved NATO AWACS Aircraft Passes European Airspace Tests Boeing 24 Oct 2002 -- The first NATO AWACS aircraft, upgraded by The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] under the Mid-term Modernization Program, has successfully completed initial European engineering tests and evaluation.
- EADS and American Eurocopter announce site selection of new Mississippi facility EADS 24 Oct 2002 -- Eurocopter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EADS, one of the world’s leaders in aerospace and defense, today announced that its U.S. subsidiary, American Eurocopter Corporation, will construct a facility in the Golden Triangle area of Mississippi.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 24 Oct 2002-- U.S. tells APEC nations to tighten security fast
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 24 Oct 2002-- French EU commissioner pushing for EU mutual defense pact
- APEC/TERRORISM VOA 24 Oct 2002-- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell and other U-S officials talked trade and terrorism Thursday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, known as APEC, meeting in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
- AUSTRALIA/TERROR VOA 24 Oct 2002-- Australia has introduced new laws to prosecute terrorists who murder Australians overseas
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