30 December 2002 Military News
- American Soldier Wounded in Firefight near Pakistan AFPS 30 Dec 2002-- An American soldier in Afghanistan was wounded by hostile fire Dec. 29.
- Horn of Africa Group Meets with Regional Leaders AFPS 30 Dec 2002-- Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander, Marine Maj. Gen. John F. Sattler, met with officials from Djibouti today at the CJTF-HOA headquarters aboard USS Mount Whitney in the Gulf of Aden.
- EAST TIMOR/TRIALS VOA 30 Dec 2002-- An Indonesian court has acquitted a military commander of crimes against humanity over violence that broke out during East Timor's independence vote in 1999.
- ACEH TRIAL VOA 30 Dec 2002-- An Indonesian court in the restive province of Aceh (Ah-chay) has sentenced two foreign women to several months in jail for visa violations. The American nurse and British researcher were arrested and tried after being accused of associating with Aceh's separatist rebels
Defense Policy / Programs
- VENEZUELA / STRIKE VOA 30 Dec 2002-- Venezuelan energy minister Rafael Ramirez said Monday the government was winning the battle against a four-week-old general strike that virtually shut down the state-owned oil industry. Meanwhile, street clashes between government and opposition supporters in two cities underlined the risk of serious violence.
- TRANSATLANTIC TENSIONS VOA 30 Dec 2002-- Entering 2003, the United States and Europe seem to be drifting apart. The relationship is not only said to be lacking coherence, but in many ways losing its necessity
- PHILIPPINE/ ARROYO VOA 30 Dec 2002-- Philippine President Gloria Arroyo surprised her country on Monday by saying she is not going to run for a new term in 2004. She says she made the decision to avoid a prolonged period of political infighting
- FIGHTING TERRORISM VOA 30 Dec 2002-- A group of U-S experts on terrorism gathered in Washington to look at the U-S campaign against terrorism during the past year and what lessons can be learned for the future
- YEMEN/AMERICANS KILLED VOA 30 Dec 2002-- A suspected Muslim extremist has killed three American missionaries working at a hospital in Yemen.
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