03 December 2002 Military News
- Al Qaeda, Taliban Sympathizers Harass U.S. Outposts AFPS 03 Dec 2002 -- Al Qaeda and Taliban sympathizers launched two hit-and-run attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan Dec. 2, DoD officials said today
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 03 Dec 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 03 Dec 2002
- DENMARK / RUSSIA VOA 03 Dec 2002 -- Denmark has rejected a Russian request for the extradition of a Chechen rebel envoy wanted by Moscow on terrorism charges. As we hear from Peter Heinlein in Copenhagen, Russia immediately denounced the Danish decision
- Annan welcomes ceasefire pact between Burundi government and rebels UN News Centre 03 Dec 2002 -- The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today welcomed a ceasefire agreement reached by the Transitional Government of Burundi and a rebel faction, known as the CNDD-FDD, calling the pact a positive development in the country's search for peace
- BURUNDI CEASEFIRE VOA 03 Dec 2002 -- Burundi's largest rebel movement and the government have signed a cease-fire aimed at ending the country's nine-year civil war. Regional leaders are threatening to use sanctions to get Burundi's second-largest rebel group to also lay down its arms
- U-S-Burundi Peace VOA 03 Dec 2002 -- The United States has welcomed the signing of a cease-fire aimed at ending Burundi's nine-year-old civil conflict. It says it will support sanctions against the lone holdout rebel group
- U-N / CYPRUS VOA 03 Dec 2002 -- U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he is not ready to give up on a political settlement to unify Cyprus before next week's meeting of the European Union. The E-U meets in Copenhagen December 12th and 13th, to vote in new members.
- IVORY COAST / FIGHTING VOA 03 Dec 2002 -- Thousands of people are fleeing western Ivory Coast as loyalist troops battle to regain control of areas captured by rebel forces last week
- JAPAN ACEH TALKS VOA 03 Dec 2002-- Two-dozen nations and international organizations are in Tokyo to discuss aid to the strife-torn Indonesian province of Aceh
Defense Policy / Programs
- DOD BEGINS OFFSET PAYMENTS OF A-12 PROGRAM 03 Dec 2002 -- In August 2002, the Navy issued a demand letter seeking repayment from General Dynamics and Boeing of approximately $2.3 billion owed the government as a result of the termination for default of the A-12 aircraft development and production contract.
- DoD Acquisition Office Recognizes Transformational E-Business Working Group AFPS 03 Dec 2002-- An expanded electronic government -- doing more "e- business" -- is a cornerstone of President Bush's management agenda to improve government functions and performance.
- Navy Transfers 33 Acres of Property to City of Key West Navy Newsstand 03 Dec 2002-- Adm. Robert J. Natter, Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, along with Rear Adm. Annette E. Brown, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, and Key West Mayor Jimmy Weekley recently participated in a land-transfer signing ceremony at the Key West Museum of Arts and History.
- Aircraft Gets a Makeover in Phase Maintenance Navy Newsstand 03 Dec 2002-- Looking up from a thick stack of maintenance cards, Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Elizabeth Simpson glances at her day's project before going to work on it. The massive hulk of aircraft fuselage in front of her needs a lot of work, and it's come to the right place.
- Pegasus soars over Philipines Marine Corps News 03 Dec 2002-- The Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 Pegasus arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Oct. 6 for a six-month tour under the Unit Deployment Program.
- Sharpening the skills 3/12 sustains artillery ability at Fuji Marine Corps News 03 Dec 2002-- More than 175 Marines of K Battery and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, deployed here recently to conduct an artillery relocation exercise.
- 2/3 unleashes fury at Forest Light 2002 Marine Corps News 03 Dec 2002-- The Marines of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment disembarked the "Westpack Express," High Speed Vessel early morning, Nov. 11, and traveled to Camp Beppu to take part in Exercise Forest Light 03-1, a semi-annual bilateral training exercise between the Marine Corps and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force
- 26th MEU (SOC) Marines earn title Marine Corps News 03 Dec 2002-- Today, the Marines and Sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit have reason to be proud, as the Commander, Marine Forces Atlantic, Lt. Gen. Martin R. Berndt, formally certified the 26th MEU as "Special Operations Capable" (SOC) following their evaluation during the Special Operations Capable certification Exercise (SOCEX) last month.
- Depot inducts first Air Force Huey NAVAIR News Release 03 Dec 2002-- It is the first of its kind to be inducted at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Depot Cherry Point - a U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey. There are a total of 62 of them in the Air Force, and there is a good chance they may all be coming to the depot.
- NAVAIR's F/A-18 Fleet Support Team help the fleet to keep 'em flying NAVAIR News Release 03 Dec 2002-- The F/A-18 Fleet Support Team (Structures) at Naval Air Depot North Island here has been supporting the warfighter by providing repair procedures for damaged composite components for the fleet. At the same time, the team is saving taxpayer dollars and keeping Navy fighter aircraft in the air thereby supporting the U.S. fight against terrorism.
- Raptor program on track despite challenges AFPN 03 Dec 2002-- Despite recent changes in the F/A-22 Raptor program, the aircraft's future remains bright, Air Force officials said recently.
- USS Harry S. Truman Battle Group to Deploy Navy Newsstand 03 Dec 2002-- More than 8,000 Sailors and Marines from the ships and squadrons that comprise the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Carrier Battle Group will depart on a regularly scheduled deployment Dec. 5.
- USS Thach departs the 'gem of the Orient' 7th Fleet Press Release 03 Dec 2002-- Following a five-day port visit, USS Thach (FFG 43) said goodbye to the friendly people of Hong Kong on Nov. 27.
- GE Aircraft Engines Delivers 1st Higher-Thrust Fighter Engine To Lockheed Martin GE Aviation 03 Dec 2002 -- GE Aircraft Engines has delivered to Lockheed Martin the first F110-GE-132 engine, the highest-thrust fighter engine ever developed for the F-16 aircraft.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES ALMOST $23 MILLION TO CONTINUE PRE-DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PHASE OF E-2C RADAR MODERNIZATION PROGRAM Lockheed Martin 03 Dec 2002 -- Lockheed Martin received a $22.9 million contract to continue the pre-System Development and Demonstration (SD&D) phase of the Radar Modernization Program (RMP) for the U.S. Navy's E-2C Hawkeye aircraft.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- U.S. senator heads to Brussels for NATO update / Ukraine's president expresses satisfaction with NATO summit, despite snub from alliance / Bush warns Iraq over arms as Sunday deadline nears / Defense minister cautions about 'aggression' against Iraq
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- U.S. asks Turkey for bases, soldiers for possible Iraqi operation / Three accused of Al Qaeda plot to attack NATO base / Europe should call off its mission impossible / France seeks lead position in shaping EU's future / U.S. mounts push to secure place for Turkey in EU / Afghans planning an army of 70,000 / EUCOM has a new deputy commander
- EUROPEAN / U-S RELATIONS VOA 03 Dec 2002 -- U-S and European policy makers and experts examined problems in the transatlantic relationship Tuesday at a Washington conference sponsored by Center for Strategic and International Studies. There was consensus that NATO and European Union enlargement are fundamental issues that signal a difficult transition
- SOUTH KOREA U-S VOA 03 Dec 2002 -- The South Korean President directs his cabinet to find ways to improve a bilateral military agreement governing the legal status of U-S troops in the country. His call follows public outcry over the acquittal of U-S soldiers in the deaths of two South Korean schoolgirls
- U.S.-Turkish Cooperation Key to Stability, Peace in Middle East Washington File 03 Dec 2002-- Dec. 3, Istanbul: DOD's Wolfowitz with Turkish Prime Minister Abdullah Gul
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