07 December 2002 Military News
- GUANTANAMO / NEW FACILITY VOA 07 Dec 2002-- For months, the United States has held hundreds of suspected Taleban and al-Qaida detainees in small, individual cells at the U-S Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For some captives, that living arrangement may change early next year, when construction of a new, dormitory style detention facility is scheduled to be completed.
- Camp Commando blooms in Kuwaiti desert Marine Corps News 07 Dec 2002-- The Marines and sailors of Camp Commando have shown that something can grow in the desert - a tent city which houses select forces of the I Marine Expeditionary Force deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
- ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 07 Dec 2002 -- The Palestinian Authority accused Israel on Saturday of setting up a fake al-Qaida cell in the Gaza Strip in order to justify launching attacks inside the territory. Israel has dismissed the claim as ludicrous
- IVORY COAST / FIGHTING VOA 07 Dec 2002 -- The discovery of a mass grave in Ivory Coast is threatening negotiations to end an escalating rebellion in the West African country. The main faction of rebels says it may pull out of peace talks
Defense Policy / Programs
- Reserves Return from Historic South American Deployment Marine Corps News 07 Dec 2002-- There were those who doubted whether or not it could be done. After all, reserves are merely weekend warriors. Right?
- SERBIA / ELECTIONS VOA 07 Dec 2002 -- Yugoslavia's Republic of Serbia will again vote for a new president Sunday. The election is being held amid fears this second round of voting will fail like the first, because of low turnout. The winner would oversee the creation of a new nation to replace the current Yugoslav Federation
- VENEZUELA / PROTESTS VOA 07 Dec 2002 -- In Venezuela, opponents and supporters of populist President Hugo Chavez have staged rival marches through the capital city one day after deadly violence at an opposition rally in a Caracas plaza. The country is still in shock over the murders which, like everything else in the current crisis, have been politicized.
- SOKOR/U-S MILITARY VOA 07 Dec 2002 -- Thousands of South Koreans demonstrated in Seoul Saturday to protest the acquittal of two U-S soldiers whose vehicle crushed and killed two schoolgirls last June. The protesters were demanding a change to the bilateral agreement governing the legal status of U-S soldiers stationed in South Korea. The rising wave of anti-U-S sentiment led to the cancellation of a congressional trip to South
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