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14 December 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • First and Finest Paves the Way for OEF Navy Newsstand 14 Dec 2002-- Deployed where there is no rear area, Seabees from U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 (NMCB-1) repaired roads and built bridges in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Other Conflicts

  • UNHCR / IVORY COAST VOA 14 Dec 2002 -- A senior official from the United Nations Refugee Agency, U-N-H-C-R, has gone to West Africa to investigate the crisis in Ivory Coast. U-N-H-C-R says it also is drawing up plans to evacuate thousands of refugees from the war torn country
  • IVORY COAST / REFUGEES VOA 14 Dec 2002 -- The United Nations refugee agency, U-N-H-C-R, is urging refugees in Ivory Coast to remain neutral in the conflict in the troubled west African nation. The move comes after unconfirmed allegations that both sides in the conflict have been trying to recruit refugees

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Recalls Contributions to Fleet During WWII Navy Newsstand 14 Dec 2002-- It was a quiet Sunday morning in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. But at 7:55 a.m., the skies seemed to explode as Japanese planes dropped bombs and torpedoes on the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Waves of planes made attack after attack on military installations in Oahu. It was quick and it was unexpected.
  • 22nd MEU Assumes Operational Control Its Major Subordinate Elements Marine Corps News 14 Dec 2002-- The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) assumed operational and planning control of its major subordinate elements (MSEs) Dec. 15, a major step in preparing for its deployment next summer as the landing force for the U.S. Sixth Fleet.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • U-N / MUNITIONS VOA 13 Dec 2002 -- At a United Nations conference in Geneva, representatives from 90 governments agreed Friday to begin negotiations next year on new rules to reduce deaths and injury from unexploded munitions
  • KENYA / POLITICS VOA 14 Dec 2002 -- Thousands of supporters lined the streets of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, Saturday to welcome opposition presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki. Mr. Kibaki, who is predicted to win elections later this month, flew home from London where he was treated following a serious car accident



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