13 November 2002 Military News
- BUSH / BIN LADEN VOA 13 Nov 2002-- President Bush says U-S officials are still analyzing the voice on a tape broadcast by Qatar's Al-Jazeera television claiming to be that of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden
- PENTAGON/WEST AFRICA/TERROR VOA 13 Nov 2002-- The Pentagon is working with four West African governments to improve their border security capabilities against terrorist penetration
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 13 Nov 2002
- Boucher Says Mideast Peace Roadmap Not "Frozen" Washington File 13 Nov 2002-- State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher said that although the "roadmap" to peace adopted by the United Nations, European Union, Russia and the United States needs to take Israeli and Palestinian election timetables into account, it is not "frozen."
- U-S/MIDEAST PEACE VOA 13 Nov 2002-- The State Department all but conceded Wednesday that U-S efforts toward Middle East peace have largely been put on hold until after Israel holds elections in January.
- SIERRA LEONE / AID VOA 13 Nov 2002-- Major international donors are gathering in Paris to draft a long-term development strategy for the impoverished West African country of Sierra Leone
- SOMALIA / LANDMINES VOA 13 Nov 2002-- Somalia's transitional national government and 18 of the country's armed factions have committed to destroying and removing landmines. An international humanitarian group made the announcement Wednesday
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Briefing On U.S. Army Technical Escort Unit 16 Nov 2003 -- Briefing On U.S. Army Technical Escort Unit (...) "Unfortunately, the majority of our missions are no notice, hazardous, and classified. Therefore, there haven't been many opportunities for you to see us in action first-hand. And so today we've put together a demonstration that revolves around three separate scenarios that represent support TEU could be asked to provide or has provided in the past. Before we begin, though, I'd like to take a minute and tell you a little bit about our unit. We are a one-of-a-kind battalion-level organization that is comprised of six companies located in four states, to provide a regional response capability to both our homeland and our combatant commanders. The battalion consists of both military and civilian men and women who stand ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to go wherever and whenever required."
- Army setting up MWR sites for deployed troops Army News Service 13 Nov 2002-- With soldiers deploying overseas for Operation Enduring Freedom, U.S. Army civilian Morale, Welfare and Recreation specialists are close behind to provide MWR programs for troops downrange.
- Orient Shield '03 begins in Japan Army News Service 13 Nov 2002-- More than 500 U.S. soldiers joined 600 of their counterparts from the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force in a ceremony at Camp Takigahara as Orient Shield 2003 got underway in Japan Nov. 8.
- Seabee Exercise Hones Small-Unit Leadership Navy Newsstand 13 Nov 2002-- One of the best expressions of small-unit leadership in the Navy isn't found in a dictionary. For "The Professionals" of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, it was found during a Command Post Exercise (CPX) on Camp Mitchell Oct. 26.
- USS Oklahoma City Collides With Vessel Navy Newsstand 13 Nov 2002-- No Sailors were injured when the U.S. Navy submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) came into brief contact with another vessel while transiting the western Mediterranean Sea east of the Strait of Gibraltar Nov. 13.
- Air Force releases UH-1N accident report AFPN 13 Nov 2002-- The Air Force has determined pilot error caused the Aug. 8 UH-1N Huey accident near Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
- BAE SYSTEMS completes acquisition of Corbett Technologies BAE Systems 13 Nov 2002 -- BAE Systems North America today completed its acquisition of Corbett Technologies, Inc., following review by the relevant regulatory authorities. The $15 million cash transaction complements BAE Systems established information technology and secure information businesses.
- Lockheed Martin's ATACMS Block II Missile Performs Perfectly in Test at White Sands Missile Range Lockheed Martin 13 Nov 2002 -- Lockheed Martin's Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) Block II Missile performed perfectly in a test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., recently.
- Thales Group sells Thales Microsonics to Temex Thales 13 Nov 2002 -- On 8 November, Thales and Temex finalised an agreement concerning their businesses related to the design and production of radio frequency components for mobile telephones and telecoms infrastructure networks.
- INDONESIA BOMBING SUSPECT VOA 13 Nov 2002-- Indonesia's national police chief has met with the prime suspect in the investigation of the deadly October 12th bomb attack in Bali.
- ROHAN GUNARATNA VOA 13 Nov 2002-- U-S officials, who want to remain anonymous, are indicating it is likely the voice on a tape broadcast Tuesday by Qatar's Al-Jazeera television is that of Osama bin Laden. The voice praised recent terrorist attacks around the world, saying the attacks were intended to defend Islam. Further tests are underway to determine whether the voice is that of the al-Qaida leader. If authenticated, the tapes would be the first proof that Osama bin Laden is alive. Rohan Gunaratna (Ro-hahn Goon-uh-raht-na) is the author of the book "Inside al-Qaida: Global Network of Terror."
- BIN LADEN TAPE VOA 13 Nov 2002-- The Arabic television station Al-Jazeera has broadcast an audio tape of what it says is the voice of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. The voice praises a series of recent attacks around the world against, what the speaker described as, allies of the United States
- Osama or Not, U.S. to Take Threat Seriously, Prez Says AFPN 13 Nov 2002-- U.S. experts are studying a tape broadcast from Qatar that may have been made by Osama bin Laden.
- U.S. Offers Reward for Information on Terrorist Financing Washington File 13 Nov 2002-- The Bush administration will offer up to $5 million for information that helps law enforcement officials stop the flow of money to terrorists and the networks that support them, Treasury Under Secretary for Enforcement Jimmy Gurule says.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 13 Nov 2002-- Voice on tape sounds like bin Laden, U.S. says; more tests needed
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 13 Nov 2002-- Rumsfeld brushes skeptics aside over NATO hopefuls
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