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28 October 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • AFGHAN-INVEST VOA 28 Oct 2002-- After Afghanistan was freed from the grip of the Taleban almost one-year ago, many Afghan expatriates came back to invest in their homeland
  • AFGHAN-KHALILZAD VOA 28 Oct 2002-- Bush's Special Envoy on Afghanistan says he does not expect brewing political events in Iraq and Pakistan to alter anti-terrorist efforts in South Asia.
  • Kabul-Kandahar-Herat Road Crucial to Afghanistan's Future Washington File 28 Oct 2002-- Design phase of road construction to start in October

Other Conflicts

  • KOSOVO / ELECTIONS VOA 28 Oct 2002-- First official election results in Kosovo show President Ibrahim Rugova's Democratic League of Kosovo winning a majority.
  • U-S / Russia / Hostages VOA 28 Oct 2002-- The Bush administration says the blame for the deaths at the Moscow theater rests squarely with Chechen terrorists, though it says it has posed questions to Russian authorities about their handling of the hostage affair. One U-S citizen was apparently among the more than 100 hostages who died from the effects of the incapacitating gas used by Russian troops in the rescue operation
  • ISRAEL POLITICS VOA 28 Oct 2002-- A dispute over funding for Israeli settlements in occupied territory could bring down Israel's coalition government. Israel's moderate Labor Party has threatened to vote against the government's budget proposal, and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says if that happens he will fire Labor Party ministers
  • ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 28 Oct 2002-- Israeli forces shot and killed two armed Palestinians in an army raid on the West Bank town, Nablus. Two Israeli soldiers were also wounded. The incident followed a suicide bombing, Sunday, near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank that killed three Israeli soldiers and wounded dozens more
  • CHECHEN CONGRESS VOA 28 Oct 2002-- The elected leader of Chechnya has condemned last week's hostage taking in Moscow by Chechen guerrillas, which left more than 100 people dead.
  • IVORY COAST-TALKS VOA 28 Oct 2002-- Ivory Coast government officials and rebels are preparing for their first round of peace talks Wednesday
  • U.S. Against Force of Arms Solution to Cote d'Ivoire Crisis Washington File 28 Oct 2002-- Official says U.S. would not recognize Gbagbo overthrow

Defense Policy / Programs

  • TRANSFER OF DETAINEES COMPLETED 28 Oct 2003 -- The Department of Defense announced today that it released four detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Oct. 26, 2002.
  • Wing Sharpens Skills with Ship Kitty Hawk Press Release 28 Oct 2002-- Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 resumed training with USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), America's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier, after the ship left Yokosuka, Japan, October 25.
  • USS Constellation Carrier Battle Group set to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 3rd Fleet Press Release 28 Oct 2002-- In one week, more than 8,000 Pacific Fleet Sailors will deploy for a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the North Arabian Sea. Naval forces of the USS Constellation Carrier Battle Group (CVBG) will depart San Diego on November 2nd.
  • Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 28 Oct 2002-- Clarke: The "if" part is accurate. We were talking about this before we came out. We can't say it often enough: The president hasn't made a any decisions about military action in Iraq. So it's just not really smart to be speculating about speculation. Reserve and Guard are an incredibly important part of all military operations, in the past and in the future. That is the total force concept. So if there is indeed military action in Iraq, there will be a call-up of the appropriate number of Guard and Reserve. But I just wouldn't speculate beyond that.
  • Unitas Flexes Muscles in Argentina Marine Corps News 28 Oct 2002-- Argentine and U.S. Marines and Sailors joined forces to conduct an amphibious landing here, Oct. 17, as part of Unitas 43-02, an annual, multinational series of training exercises in Latin America.
  • Montana wing heading home AFPN 28 Oct 2002-- The wing leaves Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, this week after being deployed as part of the 186th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. It is being replaced by the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th Fighter Wing from Fort Smith.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • JORDAN-U.S.-DIPLOMAT VOA 28 Oct 2002-- A U-S diplomat was killed outside his home in the Jordanian capital, Amman, Monday morning by an unknown assailant
  • INDONESIA / BASHIR VOA 28 Oct 2002-- Indonesian police are bringing a Muslim cleric suspected of links to terrorism to the capital Jakarta for questioning sparking violence between his supporters and police. Abu Bakar Bashir was released from a hospital Monday where he spent the first 10 days of his detention
  • BURMA / U-N / HUMAN RIGHTS VOA 28 Oct 2002-- United Nations human rights envoy, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, ends his latest mission to Burma (Monday) with a final meeting with opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi
  • US / JORDAN ATTACK VOA 28 Oct 2002-- The United States is promising full support for Jordan's investigation of Monday's shooting death of a U-S diplomat in Amman. Administration officials say circumstances of the killing of Laurence Foley, an official of the U-S Agency for International Development, suggest a political motive
  • PENTAGON/DETAINEES VOA 28 Oct 2002-- The Pentagon says another batch of some 30 detainees from the U-S war on terrorism have arrived at the U-S naval base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba while four others no longer considered a threat have been released
  • U-S / TERROR THREAT VOA 28 Oct 2002-- U-S Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge is defending the government against allegations contained in a new report that says the United States remains "dangerously unprepared" for a terrorist attack
  • PAKISTAN / GUANTANAMO VOA 28 Oct 2002-- Officials in Pakistan say a Pakistani citizen captured in Afghanistan and held in U-S custody at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has returned home
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 28 Oct 2002-- France repeats U.S. proposal on Iraq needs changes
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 28 Oct 2002-- Gen. Ralston visits Algeria

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