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02 December 2002 Military News

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  • Cheney Says U.S. Waging Effective Campaign Against Terror Washington File 02 Dec 2002-- "[O]ur war on terror is well begun, but it is only begun. This campaign may not be finished on our watch, yet it must be and it will be waged on our watch," said Cheney, speaking December 2 to an Air National Guard Senior Leadership Conference in Colorado.
  • STRUGGLING AFGHANISTAN 2 VOA 02 Dec 2002-- The war is not yet over in Afghanistan, say analysts, and the peace is at risk. Sustained international help is needed both to combat the Taleban remnants and to strengthen and extend the precarious government in Kabul. So a degree of foreign intrusion may be welcomed by a society that has traditionally shunned it.
  • GERMANY / AFGHANISTAN VOA 02 Dec 2002-- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has presented a plan for a 70-thousand man national army to replace Afghanistan's private militias and establish the authority of the central government
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING VOA 02 Dec 2002-- Factional fighting in western Afghanistan continued for a third day, Monday.
  • Combat Actions Occur in Afghanistan, Iraq AFPS 02 Dec 2002-- A B-52 Stratofortress dropped precision-guided munitions in support of U.S. special operations forces that came under attack Dec. 1 in Afghanistan.

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  • E-U / TURKEY VOA 02 Dec 2002-- The European Union is approaching a moment of truth on the sensitive issue of whether it should give Turkey a date to begin negotiations aimed at eventual Turkish membership in the bloc
  • Turkey Is Among "Most Reliable" of U.S. Allies, Official Says AFPS 02 Dec 2002-- A senior U.S. administration official traveling with Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz praised Turkey as one of the "most reliable allies" of the United States.
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 02 Dec 2002-- NATO supreme commander urges Iraq to disarm peacefully / NATO chief encourages Albania, Macedonia (sic) to strive for alliance membership / U.S., Britain plan to expand Afghan security force / French defense minister calls for arms spending to be exempt from EU budget restrictions / Drnovsek of centre-left voted Slovenia's president
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 02 Dec 2002-- Gen. Ralston's visit to Bulgaria viewed / NATO could support Turkey if Iraq war spilled over / U.S. official postpones NATO visit due to technical problems / NATO names extended Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia mission / EU's "big three" struggle to agree on defense / German government to reduce A400M order to 60, plans more cutbacks / Belgian soldiers to take part in ISAF in February
  • Turkey Moves Closer to West With Human Rights Reforms AFPS 02 Dec 2002-- Turkey's recent social reforms are moving it closer to the European fold and bolstering its economic and political standing in the world, a senior U.S. administration official said here today.



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