23 November 2002 Military News
- KUWAIT/SUSPECT VOA 23 Nov 2002 -- Kuwaiti policeman suspected of shooting two U-S soldiers near the capital of Kuwait on Thursday has been extradited from Saudi Arabia
- ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 23 Nov 2002 -- Israel has given Britain assurances that it will investigate the shooting death of a British U-N worker at the Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin on Friday
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- KOREA/U.S MILITARY VOA 23 Nov 2002 -- A U-S military court has acquitted a second American soldier of criminal misconduct in the deaths of two South Korean schoolgirls who were crushed to death by a military vehicle. The decision follows an earlier acquittal of the soldier who acting as navigator at the time of the accident. The two rulings have sparked a furious reaction in South Korea, and warnings to Americans in the country to be wary of retaliation
- BUSH/NATO/WRAP VOA 23 Nov 2002 -- President Bush is heading home after a European trip that began with a NATO Summit, and ended with celebrations in two former communist countries invited to join the alliance. He spoke of those who fought tyranny in the past, and those who must act today in the defense of freedom
- Rumsfeld Congratulates Slovakia on NATO Invitation Washington File 23 Nov 2002-- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said that Slovakia's prospects are bright as it prepares to become one of seven new nations to join the NATO alliance.
- Bush Says Romania Will Bring Moral Clarity to NATO Alliance Washington File 23 Nov 2002-- President George W. Bush said that NATO's invitation for Romania to join the Alliance is recognition of the country's decision, despite many hardships, to choose the path of freedom and democracy.
- Bush to Lithuania: By Joining NATO, Your Miracle of Freedom Goes Washington File 23 Nov 2002-- President George W. Bush, speaking in Vilnius on November 23, said that the invitation to join the Atlantic Alliance "is a great day in the history of Lithuania, in the history of the Baltics, in the history of NATO, and in the history of freedom."
- Bush Says Romania Will Strengthen NATO Washington File 23 Nov 2002-- Romania's membership in NATO will help implement the vision of a Europe that is free, whole, and at peace, President George W. Bush said in an interview with Romanian television on November 23, 2002.
- Fact Sheet: Romania's Military Deployments Abroad Washington File 23 Nov 2002-- In a fact sheet released November 23, 2002, the White House took note of Romania's participation in multinational operations long before September 11, 2001. Today, Romanian troops are participating with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, with peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and Kosovo, and as part of the OSCE observer mission in Macedonia.
- Fact Sheet: Lithuania's Military Deployments Abroad Washington File 23 Nov 2002-- In a fact sheet released November 23, 2002, the White House summarized Lithuania's contributions to peacekeeping and peace enforcement missions in the global war on terrorism, and in a variety of peacekeeping missions in Southeast Europe.
- Seven Nations Bring Capabilities-Enthusiasm Mix to North Atlantic Alliance AFPS 23 Nov 2002-- "Our people have been tested in the fires of history; they have been tempered in the furnace of suffering and injustice," said Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga. "They know the meaning and the value of liberty. They know that it is worth every effort to support it, to maintain it, to stand for it and to fight for it."
- US FOREIGN POLICY VOA 23 Nov 2002 -- A new book out in the United States examines the debate within the Bush Administration that led to the U-S military action in Afghanistan and the decision to confront Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The book examines how the President is balancing the need for international cooperation with his belief that sometimes the U-S will have to act alone in fighting terrorism. In today's Focus report, VOA's Serena Parker talks with U-S Senator Chuck Hagel, a Republican, and former U-S Congressman Lee Hamilton, a Democrat, about the current and future state of U-S foreign policy
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