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22 November 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • AFGHAN/WARLORD VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- As the government of Afghanistan struggles to re-assert its authority over the once lawless countryside, one warlord has brought stability and prosperity to his region -- but at a price
  • DJIBOUTI / WAR ON TERROR VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- As the global hunt continues for Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaida terrorist suspects, the small, Muslim country of Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, has been emerging as a key strategic ally for the United States
  • DJIBOUTI / U-S TROOPS VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- For the past several months, the United States has been sending troops to different parts of the world as part of the fight against terrorism. More than two-thousand of them are in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, conducting military exercises, and building a new military headquarters. The people of Djibouti are greeting the increased U-S military presence with caution and skepticism
  • KUWAIT/ AMBUSH VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested a Kuwaiti policeman suspected of shooting two U-S soldiers. Kuwaiti officials expect the man, Khaled al Shimmiri, to be sent back to Kuwait later today

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 22 Nov 2002
  • NIGERIA / MISS WORLD VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- The continued Muslims-led protests in Nigeria have forced organizers to move the Miss World pageant in the country to London. The event will be held there on December 7th.
  • NIGERIA / MISS WORLD VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- Protests in Nigeria have now spread to the capital, Abuja, as anger grows among Nigerian Muslims over plans to hold the Miss World pageant in the country next month
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- Israeli troops today entered the West Bank city of Bethlehem in a major operation following a terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Thursday in which a suicide bomber killed himself and 11 other people. Israeli forces have also begun raids in parts of the Gaza Strip
  • U-S / ANGOLA PEACE VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- The United States has welcomed his week's final implementation of U-N-brokered peace accords in Angola, saying it marks "the end of an era" in the war-torn African country. The State Department pledged long-term U-S support for Angola's reconstruction and political reconciliation

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal neutralizes bomb threat for 24th MEU Marine Corps News 22 Nov 2002-- Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), MEU Service Support Group 24, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team operated ashore in Kosovo and CENTCOM's area of operations in support of Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines.
  • Puerto Rico ANG supports airlift in Europe US Air Forces Europe News Service 22 Nov 2002-- A Puerto Rico Air National Guard C-130 unit finishes the last few weeks of its Air and Space Expeditionary Force rotation here
  • Dahlgren Division Celebrates Birthday with Tactical Tomahawk Milestone NAVSEA News Wire 22 Nov 2002-- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division recently marked its 227th birthday with a significant milestone in the Tomahawk program when the first Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System was used to successfully prepare and launch a Tomahawk Block III missile from USS Stethem (DDG 63) into the China Lake test range area.
  • New Submarine Reaches Construction Milestone NAVSEA News Wire 22 Nov 2002-- The Navy's newest submarine bearing the name Virginia reached a significant construction milestone when the pressure hull assembly was completed at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard. Virginia (SSN 774) is the first of the Navy's newest class of nuclear powered submarines.
  • NAVSEA, McCampbell Partner for Successful Aegis Baseline Testing NAVSEA News Wire 22 Nov 2002-- Naval Sea Systems Command and the crew of USS McCampbell (DDG 85) recently teamed up for the first fleet testing of the newest Aegis Baseline, 6 phase 3, during McCampbell's Combat Systems Ship Qualification Testing (CSSQT).
  • Next-generation AESA radar capability demonstrated NAVAIR 22 Nov 2002-- The first public demonstration of the integrated APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar was conducted during a debut ceremony at the laboratories of the Raytheon Company in El Segundo, CA, on Thursday, November 20, 2002. The event marked another milestone in bringing increased situational awareness, increased reliability and lower cost to the US Navy's F/A-18 fighter jets. The new radar will make the F/A-18 an even more powerful Precision Strike platform.
  • Golden Swordsmen participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise '02 Hawaii Navy News 22 Nov 2002-- One of the highlights of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47's deployment this year was the squadron's participation in exercise CARAT (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training) 2002. Operating from four different nations over a span of two months, the "Golden Swordsmen" shared their tactical expertise and worked to strengthen the military ties with several Southeast Asia nations allied with the U.S. in the war on terrorism.
  • Rumsfeld Pleased With Summit, but Wants to Do More AFPS 22 Nov 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he is "very pleased" about some aspects of NATO's Prague Summit, but he's not satisfied
  • Constellation battle group makes port visit to Hong Kong 7th Fleet Public Affairs 22 Nov 2002-- The USS Constellation Battle Group arrived in Hong Kong today for a scheduled port visit. While there, the approximately 7,700 crewmembers of the ships will have a chance to sightsee, shop and enjoy recreational activities.
  • SECAF confirms Pacific bases will support C-17s, F/A-22s PACAF News 22 Nov 2002-- The secretary of the Air Force talked about Air Force hardware coming to the command during his first troop call in the Pacific with a visit to Hickam Nov. 16 - 20.
  • U.S. Commends Southeast Europe Stability Pact's Approach Washington File 22 Nov 2002-- Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission to the OSCE Douglas Davidson commended the "forward-looking approach" demonstrated by Dr. Erhard Busek, special coordinator of the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe, following Busek's address to the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna November 21.
  • U.S. to Provide Israel $2.16 Billion in Military Assistance in FY2004 Washington File 22 Nov 2002-- The United States intends to provide Israel $2.16 billion in foreign military assistance in fiscal year 2004, according to a media note released by the State Department November 20.
  • TSG Boarding Team: There is No Ocean Wide Enough to Hide In Navy Newsstand 22 Nov 2002-- On a day of high seas, 120 miles off the coast of Brazil, the deck crew of USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51) lowered the rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to sea. The 13 members of the boarding team quickly embarked the boat and sped away, negotiating 7-foot swells that caused the RHIB to continuously become airborne and splash back down on the surface.
  • Coast Guard cutter to be recommissioned USCG 1st District Press Release 22 Nov 2002-- The U.S. Coast Guard, Sen. Joseph Lieberman and Rep. Rob Simmons will recommission the Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay Monday, Nov. 25, in a ceremony to be held at the Coast Guard Academy in New London.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • NATO / KUCHMA VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma has joined leaders of NATO partner states at the alliance's summit in Prague, despite being told he would not be welcome. There are suspicions that he sold radar equipment to Iraq. But Mr. Kuchma found the seating arrangements at the meeting changed, so that he would not have to sit near his main accusers
  • GENERAL GEORGE JOULWAN, FORMER NATO SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- NATO allies have agreed to take what they call "effective action" to back United Nations efforts to rid Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction. In a statement adopted Thursday at the alliance summit in Prague, NATO calls on Iraq to comply fully and immediately with U-N weapons inspectors, who arrived in Baghdad earlier this week. The document warns of serious, but unspecified consequences, if Iraq does not. But it stops short of threatening collective military action
  • NATO SUMMIT WRAP VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- NATO leaders have ended a two-day summit in Prague by pledging to strengthen the alliance's ties to former Soviet republics in the Caucasus and Central Asia. The pledge came a day after NATO invited seven East European countries to join the Western defense pact. NATO has also reassured Russia that its eastward expansion does not threaten that country's security
  • LITHUANIA / NATO VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- People in Lithuania are celebrating two historic events -- their invitation to join NATO and a visit by President Bush
  • U-S-BELARUS VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- The United States says it will follow the lead of most European Union countries and impose a visa ban on Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and other top members of his government. The move will increase the isolation of the government in Minsk, which has been strongly criticized in Washington and elsewhere for human rights abuses
  • LITHUANIA / U-S PRESIDENT VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- The Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, is hosting President Bush, who flew in Friday evening after the NATO summit, where Lithuania and six other countries were invited to join the alliance. President Bush arrived from Russia, where he stopped briefly to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin
  • NATO SUMMIT WRAP VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- NATO leaders have concluded a two-day summit in Prague by reaching out to countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia, and reassuring Russia that the alliance's eastward expansion does not pose a threat. NATO officials say they are satisfied with the summit, during which member countries pledged to re-tool the alliance to make it more able to fight terrorism and to address new security challenges
  • GENERAL GEORGE JOULWAN, FORMER NATO SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- NATO allies have agreed to take what they call "effective action" to back United Nations' efforts to rid Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction. Retired U-S Army General George Joulwan (JOWL-one) was NATO's supreme allied commander from 1993 to 1997. He says having NATO as a U-S partner in any military intervention in Iraq is much better than...as he put it..."going it alone."
  • SPECIAL ENGLISH IN THE NEWS #560 NATO Leaders' Meeting VOA 22 Nov 2002 -- Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization met in Prague this week. NATO member nations officially invited seven countries in eastern and central Europe to join the Alliance. The proposed expansion would be NATO's biggest since the end of the Soviet Union
  • "How U.S. Think Tanks Interact With The Military," by Michael D. Rich Washington File 22 Nov 2002-- From the beginnings of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), think tanks have worked closely with both the civilian and military leadership on a wide range of issues, from new technologies to military planning and operations, to help better protect American interests from ever-evolving threats.
  • Media Cover Media Learning to Cover War AFPS 22 Nov 2002-- The scene atop Cardiac Hill at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., was somewhat surreal today. A group of about 30 media representatives were poised at the summit waiting to photograph and interview trainees on a road march.
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 22 Nov 2002-- NATO leaders formally invite seven countries to join the Alliance / Alliance agrees on strike force and capabilities drive / NATO commits to "effective action" to back UN on Iraq / NATO to support Afghan security force
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 22 Nov 2002-- Russia stresses potential of cooperating with new NATO / Eurofighter crashes in Spain



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