25 November 2002 Military News
- DJIBOUTI / U-S / ECONOMY VOA 25 Nov 2002 -- The small country of Djibouti has become an important military hub in the Horn of Africa for the United States over the past several months. Djibouti has allowed the U-S to build a new command center, as thousands of U-S troops gather there for the war on terrorism. In return, Djibouti is hoping for economic assistance from the United States to help lift the country out of poverty
- PENTAGON/DJIBOUTI VOA 25 Nov 2002 -- The Voice of America has learned U-S troops and equipment have been transiting through Djibouti on their way to Kuwait, where they could be used in a new war with Iraq. The move appears to violate Djibouti's stated policy on U-S use of its territory
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 Nov 2002
- U-S / Mideast / Quartet VOA 25 Nov 2002 -- The United States will convene a ministerial-level meeting of the Middle East "quartet" next month for further work on their emerging "roadmap" for Middle East peace. The December 20th meeting will bring together Secretary of State Colin Powell, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, U-N Secretary- General Kofi Annan and top officials from the European Union
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 25 Nov 2002 -- Israeli troops today (Monday) shot dead an eight year-old Palestinian boy during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus. Israeli forces are maintaining a tight hold over Nablus but have scaled back their presence in the West Bank city of Bethlehem
Defense Policy / Programs
- USS Paul F. Foster visits Qingdao, China 7th Fleet Public Affairs 25 Nov 2002-- USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964) arrived here Nov. 24, becoming the first U.S. Navy ship to visit mainland China since March 2001.
- UNITAS Atlantic Phase Hones Readiness Level of Multinational Naval Force Navy Newsstand 25 Nov 2002-- The complexities of 12 surface combatants, two submarines, and several helicopters and fix-wing aircraft from six nations operating together as a combined force was the hallmark of UNITAS Atlantic Phase.
- Contract modification continues surface target research Air Force Materiel Command 25 Nov 2002-- Research allowing warfighters to engage moving surface targets continues to move forward thanks to Air Force Research Laboratory officials here awarding a $14.1 million contract modification to Northrop Grumman Corp., of Melbourne, Fla., Nov. 19.
- Second Boeing X-45A UCAV Completes First Flight Boeing 25 Nov 2002 -- The second Boeing [NYSE: BA] X-45A Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle technology demonstrator has successfully completed its first flight at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
- National Guards Receive Litening ER Pods Rafael 25 Nov 2002 -- Northrop Grumman was recently awarded $19.3 million contract for the procurement of 16 LITENING Extended Range (ER) targeting and navigation pods. The contract also provides for spares and support for the pods, to be deployed by Air National Guard (ANG) F-16 fighter aircraft.
- Boeing Awarded Contract to Complete X-37 Development and Flight Test Boeing 25 Nov 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced that it was awarded a NASA contract to continue development of the X-37 reusable spaceplane and conduct atmospheric and orbital flight tests.
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 25 Nov 2002 -- Russian press welcomes Prague summit's outcome / Escalating British firefighters' strike tests military / Russia says NATO will support it on Chechen threat / Report: Security at Kleine Brogel base "inadequate."
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 25 Nov 2002-- U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman in Georgia to review anti-terrorist training program / Chechen warlord warns of attacks on Russia / G-20 nations agree to fight terrorist funding / Security Council to extend mandate for international force in Afghanistan / ISAF general sees 'terrorist' strikes from Iraq war / Iraq sends angry letter on eve of inspections / Defense Minister rejects report that U.S. looking for commitment of German missiles if Iraq is attacked / Turkey mobilizing to avoid refugee flood from Iraq / Finns against NATO membership but resigned to join / France and Germany push for EU defence progress
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