24 December 2002 Military News
- CJTF-HOA meteorologists weather the storm Marine Corps News 24 Dec 2002-- Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa left Morehead City, N.C. in mid-November for northeast Africa. Their mission is to disrupt and defeat transnational terrorist groups posing an imminent threat to coalition partners in the Horn of Africa region.
- UNHCR /IVORY COAST VOA 24 Dec 2002 -- The United Nations Refugee Agency says it still has not received permission from the government of Ivory Coast to move thousands of Liberian refugees to a safer area. The U-N-H-C-R says the refugees must be moved out of the combat zone immediately
- IVORY COAST UPDATE VOA 24 Dec 2002 -- The president of Ivory Coast has drafted a new peace plan he hopes will end the country's three month old civil war
- ISRAEL BETHLEHEM PULLOUT VOA 24 Dec 2002 -- Israeli troops have pulled out of the West Bank town of Bethlehem to allow Christmas celebrations in the city considered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus
- YNDER: U-S-Middle East Diplomacy VOA 24 Dec 2002 -- Amid a year of serious Israeli-Palestinian violence, the Bush administration committed itself to working for a final settlement of the Middle East conflict including Palestinian statehood by 2005. The United States' peace efforts were increasingly coordinated with those of the other members of the so-called "Quartet" on the Middle East Russia, the European Union and the United Nations
Defense Policy / Programs
- Preble Sails Again as Navy Welcomes New Destroyer Navy Newsstand 24 Dec 2002--USS Preble (DDG 88), the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, arrived in San Diego Dec. 11, less than 30 months after its keel was laid in Pascagoula, Miss.
- CAMBODIA / UN VOA 24 Dec 2002 -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says he will send a delegation to the United Nations early next month to discuss a proposed Khmer Rouge tribunal. Eric Unmacht reports from Phnom Penh
- BURMA / COUP APPEAL VOA 24 Dec 2002 -- Burma's Supreme Court has upheld death sentences against four relatives of the late dictator, Ne Win, for plotting a coup against the military government. Nancy-Amelia Collins reports, an attorney for the four says he will file a special appeal
- BOSNIA AID VOA 24 Dec 2002 -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says it fears many refugees who have returned to Bosnia-Herzegovina may leave again because the international community is not giving them the support they need. The lack of humanitarian assistance threatens to undermine the return process
- TURKEY / ISLAM VOA 24 Dec 2002 -- In Turkey, the rise to power of the Islamic Justice and Development Party in the November 3rd elections has sparked fears among some Turks that the new government will steer the country away from its secular and pro-Western path. And for many the real test of whether the Justice and Development Party remains committed to secularism lies in whether it eases the ban on the Islamic style headscarves at state-run institutions and universities
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