20 December 2002 Military News
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Vol 1, Number 4 20 Dec 2002 -- NATO TO ENTER AFGHANISTAN THROUGH THE BACK DOOR / AFGHAN DEFENSE MINISTRY EXPANDS DISARMAMENT PROGRAM... / ...BUT DENIES TIME LIMIT OR ISAF INVOLVEMENT... / ...AS UN IS UNCERTAIN ABOUT THE PROGRAM... / ...ARMS COLLECTION PROGRAM REJECTED BY FORMER GOVERNOR... / ...AS KARZAI MOVES AGAINST WARLORDS... / ...BUT DOUBTS REMAIN ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PLAN / KARZAI ASKS FOR NORWEGIAN ASSISTANCE TO AFGHAN MILITARY... / ...AS DENMARK EXTENDS MILITARY STAY IN AFGHANISTAN / PERPETRATORS OF ATTACK AGAINST U.S. TROOPS IN KABUL ARRESTED / HRW SAYS WOMEN IN WESTERN AFGHANISTAN SUFFERING... / ...AND U.S. USE OF CLUSTER BOMBS KILLED AFGHAN CIVILIANS / AFGHAN VICE PRESIDENT DISCUSSES PIPELINE PROJECT / AFGHAN NEIGHBORS TO SIGN NONINTERFERENCE PLEDGE / INTERNET PROVIDER TAKES ON AFGHAN MARKET / UN SAYS AL-QAEDA HAS TRAINING CAMPS IN AFGHANISTAN... / ...KARZAI REJECTS THE CLAIMS / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 20 Dec 2002
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 20 Dec 2002-- An Israeli settler has been shot and killed in the Gaza Strip
- IVORY COAST VOA 20 Dec 2002 -- Rebels in Ivory Coast (Friday) have continued their march, taking control of a new town in the west of the country
- Bush-Mideast Quartet VOA 20 Dec 2002 -- President Bush met members of the diplomatic "quartet" on the Middle East Friday and said his administration is committed to the early completion of a "roadmap" for a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by 2005. The quartet, which includes the United States, Russia, the European Union and United Nations, appealed for an immediate, comprehensive cease-fire between the parties to expedite peace efforts
- U-N / IVORY COAST VOA 20 Dec 2002 -- A senior official with the U-N refugee agency says plans are being made to move tens-of-thousands of Liberian refugees in Ivory Coast away from fighting between government and rebel forces
Defense Policy / Programs
- White House Daily Briefing White House 20 Dec 2002
- T-37s collide in midair AFPN 23 Dec 2002-- Two T-37 Tweet trainer aircraft assigned to the 89th Flying Training Squadron here collided in midair about 9:20 a.m. Dec. 20.
- AAV Plt. maintains Corps' amphibious tradition Marine Corps News 20 Dec 2002-- U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility(December 16, 2002) -- One of the many things that make the Marine Corps special is its amphibious capability. The only amphibious vehicular asset that is Marine Corps owned and operated is the Amphibious Assault Vehicle P7A1 Reliability, Availability and Maintainability/Rebuild to Standard (AAV P7A1 RAM/RS) The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) is not without this valuable amphibious asset.
- USS Nicholson Decommissioned Navy Newsstand 20 Dec 2002-- The Spruance-Class destroyer USS Nicholson (DD 982) was decommissioned Dec. 18 at Naval Station Norfolk.
- Boeing Receives $60.3 Million Contract for SLAM-ER Production Boeing 20 Dec 2002 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing [NYSE:BA] a $60.3 million contract for additional production of 120 Standoff Land Attack Missiles -- Expanded Response (SLAM-ER).
- U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $54.6M for SSGN Material Procurement General Dynamics 20 Dec 2002 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $54.6 million contract modification to procure long-lead time material for the Trident SSGN, a multimission submarine optimized for covert strike and special operations support.
- General Dynamics Selected to Support Air Force Integrated Maintenance Data System General Dynamics 20 Dec 2002 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Dynamics Network Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a contract to support the Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS) Functional Baseline at Maxwell AFB Gunter Annex, in Montgomery, Ala.
- Boeing Awarded Contract to Build Third Wideband Gapfiller Satellite Boeing 20 Dec 2002 -- Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, a unit of The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA], has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract option to build a third satellite in the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite, or WGS, program.
- U.S. Air Force Awards Northrop Grumman $181 Million to Modernize ICBM Guidance Systems Northrop Grumman 20 Dec 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Mission Systems sector was awarded a $181 million contract last week to continue full-rate production of the ICBM Guidance Replacement Program (GRP), which is upgrading the guidance-system electronics in the Minuteman III missile to extend its service life through 2020.
- "The Military View of Peace and Security," by General Richard B. Myers Washington File 20 Dec 2002-- The following article by General Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appears in the International Information Program electronic journal "U.S. National Security Strategy: A New Era" issued in December 2002.
- "International Cooperation in U.S. Security," by Richard Armitage Washington File 20 Dec 2002-- Late last month, as Americans prepared to celebrate Thanksgiving, the people of Sri Lanka also had much to be grateful for. On November 25th, the representatives of 22 nations -- including the United States -- came together in Oslo, Norway, to pledge political and financial support for Sri Lanka's peace process, the best hope in many years of bringing an end to two decades of violence and terror.
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