06 November 2002 Military News
- Wolfowitz Says Indonesian Democracy a Prime Terror Target Washington File 06 Nov 2002 -- In the aftermath of the recent terrorist bombing in Bali, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says the Indonesian government has become "much more serious, much more focused" on the dangers of terrorism, and the government's effort to combat terrorism is improving.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFGHANISTAN United Nations 06 Nov 2002
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 06 Nov 2002
- IVORY COAST / TALKS VOA 06 Nov 2002 -- Talks between Ivory Coast government officials and rebels were to resume Wednesday in Togo as part an effort to end a six week old rebellion
- IVORY COAST-TALKS UPDATE VOA 06 Nov 2002 -- There were few signs of progress at the end of the first day of a new round of peace negotiations aimed at ending a seven-week-old rebellion in Ivory Coast
- ISRAEL ELECTIONS / ARAB REACT VOA 06 Nov 2002 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's decision to call early elections is the subject of analysis in the Arab world a day after he called for the vote. His decision follows the collapse of his unity government. The focus of the opinions is on what the political shake-up in Israel could mean for the Arab world.
- CQ CONGO/FOREIGN TROOPS VOA 06 Nov 2002 -- Rwanda and Uganda have pulled most of their troops out of eastern Congo in recent weeks, fulfilling agreements intended to facilitate an end to Congo Kinshasa's four-year war. But as Correspondent Alisha Ryu reports from eastern Congo, the rapid departure of troops has created a power vacuum in the region that is igniting fresh fighting and instability.
- CONGO / ETHNIC FIGHTING VOA 06 Nov 2002 -- Following the departure of tens-of-thousands of Rwandan and Ugandan troops from eastern Congo in recent weeks, humanitarian and human-rights groups are worried about a sharp increase in the numbers of ethnic clashes and massacres in various parts of the country.
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 06 Nov 2002-- A Palestinian gunman has shot dead two Israelis at a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip before being killed by security guards
- U.S. Praises Cease-Fire Efforts and Peace Talks in Sri Lanka Washington File 06 Nov 2002 -- Taken Question from November 5, 2002 Daily Press Briefing
Defense Policy / Programs
- U-S ARMY: THE GAME VOA 06 Nov 2002 -- The U-S Army needs to recruit tens of thousands of young men and women --- some 80-thousand this year alone. The challenge has long been how to get them interested in volunteering for military service. Recognizing that most young men in particular love to play computer games, the Army has come up with one of its own -- and it appears to be a huge success though it has not been without some controversy.
- GUIDED-MISSILE DESTROYER PREBLE TO BE COMMISSIONED 06 Nov 2002 -- The U.S. Navy will commission the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Preble (DDG 88), on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, during a 10 a.m. EST ceremony at the World Trade Center Pier in Boston
- NAVY TO CHRISTEN NEW GUIDED-MISSILE DESTROYER CHAFEE 06 Nov 2002 -- The newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Chafee will be christened on Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, during a 3:30 p.m. EST ceremony at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
- U.S. Opposes Additional U.N. Torture Oversight Group Washington File 06 Nov 2002 -- The United States opposes the creation of an additional oversight group to investigate charges of torture under the U.N. Convention Against Torture, according to a State Department fact sheet released November 4
- Exercise Prepares Tarawa Sailors, Marines for Deployment Navy Newsstand 06 Nov 2002-- USS Tarawa (LHA 1) had the feel of a warship ready for something important.
- AIRPAC Inspectors Give CVW-5 Squadrons Two Thumbs Up Navy Newsstand 06 Nov 2002-- Inspectors from Naval Air Pacific Command's Aviation Maintenance Management Team came to Atsugi, Japan, and USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Oct. 8-30, to conduct an Organizational Level Inspection on Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5's eight squadrons and one detachment.
- Seventh U.S. Army Apache Longbow Battalion Certified Combat-Ready Boeing 06 Nov 2002 -- The U.S. Army's seventh AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter battalion has been certified combat-ready after completing extensive training at Fort Hood, Texas, where the battalion will also be based.
- Lockheed Martin Begins $13.6 Million Capital Investment In Support of F/A-22 Raptor Air Dominance Fighter Program Lockheed Martin 06 Nov 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT] has begun a $13.6 million capital investment project to build unique fuel test and flight operations facilities at its Aeronautics plant here that will support the efficient delivery of large quantities of F/A-22 Raptor air dominance fighters.
- Northrop Grumman Rolls Out First MESA Radar Antenna for Australia's Wedgetail AEW&C Aircraft Northrop Grumman 06 Nov 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees rolled out the first Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar antenna for Australia's Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system this week and installed it on a test range for integration and pattern testing.
- General Dynamics C4 Systems Wins $10 Million Gigabit Ethernet Encryptor Contract General Dynamics 06 Nov 2002 -- The National Security Agency has awarded a $10 million contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), to partially fund the development of a Gigabit Ethernet Encryptor (GigEE) that will be capable of encrypting sensitive information to be transmitted over the Internet and other Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks at speeds of at least one Gigabit per second – or about 48,000 typewritten pages per second.
- U-S ELECTIONS/FOREIGN POLICY VOA 06 Nov 2002 -- The White House is interpreting the Republican gains in Tuesday's Congressional elections as an endorsement of President Bush's agenda, including his strong stand on Iraq and national security.
- INDONESIA/RAMADAN STARTS VOA 06 Nov 2002-- The Islamic holy month of Ramadan starts Wednesday. It is during this period that Muslims refrain from eating during daylight hours to concentrate on their faith.
- Bush Sends Ramadan Greeting to Muslims Around the World Washington File 06 Nov 2002 -- Following is the text of Bush's Ramadan greeting which says Muslim values shared by other faiths in U.S.
- State Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 06 Nov 2002 -- Department, South Korea/Japan/China, Iraq, North Korea, Ukraine, Cuba, Yemen, Northern Ireland, Lebanon, International Organizations
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE VOA 06 Nov 2002-- Czechs say Lukashenko seeking visa for NATO summit
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 06 Nov 2002 -- Report: Germany to cut defense budget despite U.S., NATO pressure / Poland to form Marine battalion / U.S. expands Special Operations' role in war on terrorism / U.S. breaks Iraq deadlock / Congress falls to Republicans
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