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04 December 2002 Military News

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  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 04 Dec 2002
  • HEADQUARTERS PRESS CONFERENCE BY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CÔTE D’IVOIRE United Nations 04 Dec 2002
  • PRESS CONFERENCE ON BURUNDI BY DEPUTY PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA United Nations 04 Dec 2002
  • UN troops, police called in to quell deadly melee in Timor-Leste capital UN News Centre 04 Dec 2002 -- United Nations peacekeepers and police were called in to restore order in Dili, Timor-Leste, today following a violent demonstration involving more than 600 people that left one student dead and a Timorese parliamentarian injured
  • EAST TIMOR RIOTS VOA 04 Dec 2002-- East Timor's government imposes a state of emergency after at least five people are killed in clashes between police and rioters. Violent student protests prompt police to open fire
  • ACEH PEACE PROCESS VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- Separatist rebels from Indonesia's Aceh province have defied the government by hoisting their flag to celebrate the 26th anniversary of their fight. Still, the warring sides are expected to sign a truce in Geneva next week
  • IVORY COAST / FIGHTING VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- New fighting has broken out in western Ivory Coast between government troops and rebels.
  • IVORY COAST / FIGHTING VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- Efforts to end a rebellion in Ivory Coast appear to have hit another snag. Rebels at negotiations in Togo are criticizing a draft of a peace accord.The rebels' criticism comes as the conflict in the West African country continues to escalate.
  • ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- Israeli helicopters have fired missiles at a Palestinian Authority compound in Gaza City. One person was reported killed and four others were wounded in the attack
  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- Reports from the Gaza Strip say Israeli helicopters have fired missiles at a Palestinian Authority compound in Gaza City. One person was reported killed and five others were wounded in the attack
  • ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- The Israeli Army says it shot and killed two Palestinian militants hiding in a cave near the West Bank city of Hebron Wednesday

Defense Policy / Programs

  • The good, the bad, the Ugly Angels Marine Corps News 04 Dec 2002-- The Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 Ugly Angels are wrapping up their final days of a six-month Unit Deployment Program tour at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni.
  • HMS NOTTINGHAM TO BE REPAIRED Royal Navy News 04 Dec 2002-- Lord Bach, Minister for Defence Procurement, announced today that the Royal Navy Type 42 Destroyer HMS Nottingham will be repaired at HM Naval Base at Portsmouth.
  • Pegasus storm into Iwakuni Marine Corps News 04 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.
  • Dragon Fury '03 Marine Corps News 04 Dec 2002-- To complete the final training segment of their Force Deployment Planning and Execution training, Command Service Support Detachment 36 took to the field Monday, Oct. 28, to conduct Operation Dragon Fury '03.
  • Bats screech into Iwakuni Marine Corps News 04 Dec 2002-- The Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 Bats arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Sept. 13 for a six-month tour under the Unit Deployment Program.
  • White Snakes return home from deployment Marine Corps News 04 Dec 2002-- Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Bravo detachment returned home to Iwakuni Oct. 22 from a 6-month deployment in Uzbekistan.
  • COLOMBIA / POWELL VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell today (Wednesday) vowed continued support for the Colombian government as it steps up its war on Marxist rebels and sophisticated drug cartels. Colombia is currently the third largest recipient of U.S. aid

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • VENEZUELA / PROTEST VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- The Venezuelan opposition has announced it is extending its three-day general strike against President Hugo Chavez into a fourth day. The aim is to intensify street protests in an attempt to force the president to bring forward elections
  • GLOBAL ATTITUDES VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- The global outpouring of public sympathy for the United States following the September 11th terrorist attacks has dissipated, according to a study released in Washington today (Wednesday). The study, based on a survey of 38-thousand people in 44 countries, also shows AIDS is on top the peoples' worry list
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- Suspicious letters arrive at Belgian parliament, NATO, government offices / NATO says its prisoner in Bosnia is linked to al-Qaida / War against Iraq not inevitable says U.S. envoy / Turkey approves U.S. use of bases for Iraq attack, but says only if UN approves military action / Kuwait says Iraqi vessel fires at coast guard boats / German Cabinet approves more troops, lead role in Afghan security force /Putin visits India to declare mutual anti-terrorism efforts, boost military ties / Report: International Crisis Group examines Yugoslav arms trade with Iraq / Kenyan and U.S. forces conduct joint exercises off Indian Ocean coast / Pro-independence party set to win Greenland polls
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS VOA 04 Dec 2002 -- Iraq arms declaration "on Saturday" / "Bin Laden chose Kleine Brogel air base" / European Convention mulls collective strategy / Turkey renews pressure to win firm date for EU entry talks



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