27 November 2002 Military News
- Enemy Troops Use Hit-and-Run Tactics in Afghanistan AFIS 27 Nov 2002 -- American service members and their coalition allies continue operations in Afghanistan. U.S. camps have been targets of hit-and-run attacks from Taliban and al Qaeda sympathizers over the last week. U.S. personnel also have found arms caches and shut down a drug lab. There were no U.S. casualties
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 Nov 2002
- U-S-NIGERIA VIOLENCE VOA 27 Nov 2002 -- The United States is condemning officials in the northern Nigerian state of Zamfara, who reportedly issued a Muslim death decree or "fatwa" against a woman journalist who wrote a report on the Miss World beauty pageant seen as insulting to Islam. U-S officials are calling Nigerian authorities to put an end to the religious violence stemming from the controversy
- Powell/Greece/Cyprus VOA 27 Nov 2002 -- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell says the plan to reunite Cyprus presented earlier this month by U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan presents a "historic opportunity" to resolve the long-standing dispute over the island. He spoke to reporters after talks about Cyprus and related issues with Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou
- SRI LANKA VOA 27 Nov 2002 -- In Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran says he will accept regional autonomy for Sri Lanka's Tamil minority population, but has threatened to resume the group's separatist struggle, if the demand is not met. The Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels embarked on a peace process earlier this year, raising hopes of ending a civil war that began 19 years ago
- IVORY COAST / TALKS VOA 27 Nov 2002 -- French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin is in West Africa on a six-nation trip designed to help save troubled peace talks between the Ivory Coast government and rebels who control the northern part of the country. Both sides have criticized French mediation in its former African colony
- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS VOA 27 Nov 2002 -- The armed wings of Palestinian guerrilla groups have vowed to intensify attacks throughout Israel today, after two of their leaders were killed in the West Bank town, Jenin. Israel has not yet accepted responsibility for the killings
- EAST TIMOR VERDICT VOA 27 Nov 2002 -- An Indonesian court has sentenced a notorious East Timorese militia leader to 10 years in prison for crimes against humanity
- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS VOA 27 Nov 2002 -- The armed wings of two Palestinian guerrilla groups have vowed to intensify attacks throughout Israel, after two of their leaders were killed in an explosion the militants blame on the Israeli army. Israel has not accepted responsibility for the killings
Defense Policy / Programs
- Fighting on urban terrain challenging, not impossible Army News Service 27 Nov 2002 -- Americans believe that the next conflict will take place on urban terrain, which is the most challenging environment to fight, officials said
- Soldiers Explain Army Urban Warfare Doctrine AFIS 27 Nov 2002 -- When it comes to military operations of the future, enemy forces will not be in for a "fair fight," a senior Army officer said in a Pentagon press briefing Nov. 26.
- Wolfowitz to Meet With NATO Officials, British and Turkish Governments AFIS 27 Nov 2002 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz will depart here Dec. 1 to meet with officials in NATO headquarters, and with leaders in Great Britain and Turkey, a senior U.S. official announced today
- Destroyers, a Century of Greatness Navy Newsstand 27 Nov 2002-- One hundred years ago, on Nov. 24, a new class of ship was "born" into the fleet of the U.S. Navy.
- Lockheed Martin and British Army Unveil the World's Most Sophisticated Simulation System Lockheed Martin 27 Nov 2002 -- The world's largest and most sophisticated simulation system is today unveiled to the media by UK Minister for the Armed Forces, Adam Ingram. The Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (CATT), designed and built by Lockheed Martin, will revolutionise armoured battlegroup warfare simulation.
- Lockheed Martin and U.S. Air Force Complete Flight-Testing of F-16 Conformal Fuel Tanks Lockheed Martin 27 Nov 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT], with the help of the U.S. Air Force, recently completed the development flight-testing of new conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) for its F-16 multirole fighter.
- Lockheed Martin Delivers Last F/A-22 Raptor Lockheed Martin 27 Nov 2002 -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]-led F/A-22 Raptor industry team has delivered the air dominance fighter program's last Dedicated Initial Operational Test & Evaluation (DIOT&E) aircraft - Raptor 4011 - with yesterday's signing, Nov. 26, of formal acceptance documents here by U.S government officials.
- Northrop Grumman and TRW Notify Justice Department of Intent to Complete Merger Northrop Grumman 27 Nov 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and TRW Inc. (NYSE:TRW) jointly announced today that, in accordance with their agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, they notified the Department of their intention to complete their merger transaction on Dec. 11, 2002.
- SOUTH KOREA/US APOLOGY VOA 27 Nov 2002 -- President Bush has apologized for the deaths of two South Korean schoolgirls killed by U-S soldiers in a road accident. The American ambassador in Seoul conveyed the apology in a bid to stem public anger after two servicemen were cleared of criminal negligence by U-S military courts
- PRAGUE SUMMIT: NATO REINVENTED FOR NEW THREAT AND AS 'TOOL' FOR U.S. Foreign Media Reaction 27 Nov 2002-- Global opinionmakers concluded that the Prague Summit had "buried" the Warsaw Pact and given NATO a "new mission" in a supporting role in the U.S.-led fight against terrorism. / Many reflected that the significance of admitting former members of the Eastern bloc had been eclipsed by the focus on Iraq and the "reorganization" of the U.S., Russia and Europe./ European writers either praised NATO enlargement for strengthening the alliance or complained that it had been retooled to serve U.S. interests first./ Others derided NATO for becoming a "political club" instead of a military alliance.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 27 Nov 2002 -- U.S. berates Europe for ambiguous stand on Hamas / Defense Minister says radical Islamic groups pose significant danger to Russia / Rumsfeld: Requests for allies against Iraq shows U.S. 'seriousness of purpose' / Chancellor Schroeder pledges Germany will supply Israel with Patriot missiles / America isn't pressuring Arabs to help in possible war on Iraq / New rocket attack in Kabul, peacekeepers investigating / Greece sees new Turkey as model for Muslim world / Germany says EU force could take over SFOR / Top Yugoslav military official denies arms deals with Iraq / Yugoslav army to be significantly downsized over the next decade / Macedonia (sic) agrees to hand over war crimes cases to UN tribunal /UN body to urge North Korea nuclear checks
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 27 Nov 2002 -- SHAPE hosting force generation conference for ISAF 3 / Adm. Forbes explains that SACLANT is getting new name, new mission / Germany, France propose EU defense union / Germany grants U.S. forces transit, overflights in case of Iraq war
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