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31 October 2002 Military News

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  • DAILY BRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 31 Oct 2002
  • UNIFEM PRESS BRIEFING ON INDEPENDENT EXPERTS’ ASSESMENT ON WOMEN, WAR AND PEACE United Nations 31 Oct 2002
  • SRI LANKA PEACE TALKS VOA 31 Oct 2002-- Sri Lankan government officials and the rebel Tamil Tigers are beginning a second round of peace talks in Thailand
  • U-S-Egypt-Jews VOA 31 Oct 2002-- The United States has complaints to Egypt and other Arab governments over plans to broadcast an Egyptian-produced television drama series partly based on the anti-Semitic "Protocols of the Elders of Zion." The planned broadcasts have been condemned by U-S Jewish leaders, who have urged the U-S and European governments to intercede
  • IVORY COAST-TALKS VOA 31 Oct 2002-- The second day of peace negotiations between the Ivory Coast government and rebels has ended with both sides saying they have made progress toward ending the country's six-week-old insurrection
  • U-S/CENTRAL AFRICA VOA 31 Oct 2002-- The United States has decided to withdraw its diplomats from the Central African Republic and close its embassy in the capital, Bangui, amid continued violence stemming from the military rebellion that erupted there late last week
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 31 Oct 2002-- The Gaza Strip home of a member of the Palestinian militant group Hamas has been rocked by a series of explosions
  • RUSSIA-CHECHNYA FUTURE VOA 31 Oct 2002-- Following the armed Chechen siege of a Moscow theatre, many people in Russia and elsewhere are asking what happens next. Russia's second military campaign in Chechnya continues, and the nearly decade-old war-zone seems to have been expanded once again to the streets of Moscow.
  • SRILANKA/REBEL LEADER VOA 31 Oct 2002-- In Sri Lanka, a court has sentenced the leader of the Tamil Tigers to 200-years in jail for a 1996 bomb attack in Colombo. The sentence was handed down as the Tamil rebels and the Sri Lankan government began a second round of peace talks in Thailand
  • AFGHAN-KARZAI VOA 31 Oct 2002-- Afghanistan's president says he does not fear any repercussions in his country if the United States attacks Iraq. In an interview with VOA, the Afghan leader also says he hopes the religious parties that have won new political power in neighboring Pakistan will work with Afghanistan
  • ISRAEL/ARAB REACT VOA 31 Oct 2002-- The Arab world has offered mixed reactions to the collapse of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's unity government. While some political analysts say it could provide an opportunity to strengthen the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, others are warning it may make matters much worse

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Marine Gen. Peter Pace: Leadership Enhanced by Global Communication AFPS 31 Oct 2002-- Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has watched the military evolve over the past 35 years. During a recent interview with American Forces Press Service, Pace talked of the changes he's seen and of the changes yet to come. Here is the third in a three-part series on the general's views.
  • Study could reduce Anthrax shots, decrease side effects Army News Service 31 Oct 2002-- A study to decrease the required number of Anthrax shots and its accompanied side effects is being conducted at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Maryland.
  • Amphib crew assists world's newest country 7th Fleet 31 Oct 2002-- USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), arrived off the coast here today to assist the United States Support Group East Timor (USGET) with humanitarian and civic assistance projects.

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News Reports

  • AUSTRALIA/TERROR VOA 31 Oct 2002-- The head of Australia's intelligence service says the al-Qaida terror network was involved in the deadly bombing of a Bali nightspot. The statement comes as Australian civil libertarians say police raids on suspected members of a group linked to al-Qaida were a publicity stunt
  • TURKEY / ELECTION PREVIEW VOA 31 Oct 2002-- U-S-based experts on Turkey expect a new party with Islamist roots to show strong backing in Sunday's parliamentary election
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 31 Oct 2002-- Explosion in northwest Kabul, peacekeepers investigating



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