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05 November 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • U-S / YEMEN / ISRAEL VOA 05 Nov 2002-- The United States says it still opposes Israel's policy of targeting Palestinian militants for assassination even though the C-I-A apparently used the same tactic in killing a senior al-Qaida operative and five others in Yemen Sunday
  • YEMEN / EXPLOSION VOA 05 Nov 2002-- The killing of a suspected al-Qaida senior operative in Yemen is sparking controversy in Yemen, and elsewhere in the Arab world. Reaction is coming in to U-S press reports that the man was killed by a missile fired from an unmanned aircraft believed to be operated by the U-S Central Intelligence Agency

Other Conflicts

  • RUSSIA / TERRORISM VOA 05 Nov 2002-- Russia's defense minister says his country has every right to make preventive strikes against other countries in its fight against terrorism
  • ISRAEL-GOVERNMENT VOA 05 Nov 2002-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has called early elections, a week after the collapse of his broad-based coalition government
  • CONFLICT DIAMONDS VOA 05 Nov 2002-- Countries involved in the diamond industry have agreed on rules to end the production, sale, and trade of so-called "blood diamonds" used to finance conflicts.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • EMCON Keeps Ships Out of Sight Kitty Hawk News Release 05 Nov 2002-- "Emission control (EMCON) is the managing of our ship's electro-magnetic spectrum, which covers everything from infrared signals to satellite communication," said Electronic Warfare Chief (SW/AW) Andrew S. Brooks, USS Kitty Hawk's electronic warfare leading chief petty officer.
  • DoD looking at changing reserve, active mix VOA 05 Nov 2002 -- The Department of Defense is looking at changing the reserve- and active-component mix, according to its top civilian leader. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld made that observation Nov. 4 to the Pentagon press corps amid questions of reports that Reserve and National Guard soldiers were being overtaxed with mobilization requirements since last year's terrorist attacks on this nation
  • CQs complete, Kennedy wins race to Election Day USS John F. Kennedy Release 05 Nov 2002-- Big John Sailors will enjoy additional liberty and the opportunity to pursue happiness ashore, thanks to the successful completion of carrier qualifications (CQs), three days ahead of schedule. The early return affords Sailors the opportunity to exercise another right - the right to vote. Kennedy returned to homeport before noon today, giving Sailors a chance to get to the polls.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Increasing Patrols to Stem Illegal Immigration Washington File 05 Nov 2002-- The U.S. Coast Guard has announced an increase in its patrols and surveillance off the coast of Florida to stem a possible increased flow of migrants attempting to enter the United States illegally from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba.
  • Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz Reaches Out to Indonesians AFPS 05 Nov 2002-- Terrorism is a "great challenge" to democracy and unity in Indonesia, but Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told the Indonesian people today that he thinks they are up to the challenge.
  • C-5 fleet safer with anti-collision upgrade AFPN 05 Nov 2002-- Maintenance people installed a Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System, or TCAS, on final operational C-5 Galaxy transport aircraft Oct. 31, according to program officials here.
  • Keen eye leads to safety of 1,200 F-16s AFPN 05 Nov 2002-- An astute observation by a noncommissioned officer here has resulted in widespread changes to maintenance requirements affecting more than 1,200 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.
  • Alaskan civil engineers build super structure AFPN 05 Nov 2002-- A team from the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron here deployed recently to the Indian Mountain Long Range Radar Station to construct a 2,500 square foot Super K-Span storage facility.
  • T-38C fleet undergoes propulsion upgrades AFPN 05 Nov 2002-- Air Education and Training Command's first T-38C Talon with modified ejectors, engines and inlets will be delivered to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., the week of Nov. 4th by pilots from the 415th Flight Test Flight here.
  • 8th AF commander envisions future of Fightin' 55th Air Combat Command News 05 Nov 2002-- Fifty-five minus 12 equals the "Mighty Eighth?" Not in mathematical terms, but with the restructure of Air Combat Command's numbered air forces Oct. 1, the 55th Wing's resources are added to the 8th Air Force from 12th Air Force.

Defense Industry

  • General Dynamics Delivers 10,000th TACLANE Encryptor General Dynamics 05 Nov 2002 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that it recently delivered the 10,000th National Security Agency-certified TACLANE Type 1 encryptor, bringing the total sold to more than 14,000 since the product was introduced in 2000.

News Reports

  • U-S/INDONESIA VOA 05 Nov 2002-- A serious debate is raging within the Bush administration over the reported involvement of Indonesian military officials in the August murders of two Americans near a U-S operated mine in Papua province
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 05 Nov 2002-- NATO bombing of Yugoslav factories may have long-term health and environmental effects with implications for Iraq, study says
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 05 Nov 2002-- NATO seen looking ahead to a mission makeover

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