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02 January 2003 Military News

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Current Operations

  • RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Vol 2, Number 1 02 Jan 2003 -- SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN IN PERSPECTIVE / U.S. BOMBS SCHOOL ON AFGHAN-PAKISTANI BORDER... / ...WHICH PAKISTAN SAYS WAS INSIDE ITS TERRITORY... / ...AND NWFP ASSEMBLY CONDEMNS U.S. BOMBING / U.S. SOLDIERS COME UNDER ATTACK IN PAKTIKA AND KUNAR... / ...AS ANOTHER U.S. SOLDIER IS WOUNDED IN KANDAHAR / AL-QAEDA BLAMED FOR ATTACK ON U.S. SOLDIERS IN KABUL... / ...AS IS HIZB-E ISLAMI... / ...WHILE ITS LEADER RENEWS HIS DECLARATION OF JIHAD TO LIBERATE AFGHANISTAN FROM FOREIGN TROOPS... / ...AND AFGHAN JUDICIARY HOLDS EMERGENCY SESSION TO REBUFF HIS CALL FOR JIHAD / AFGHAN MINISTER SAYS WARLORDS POSE SECURITY THREAT / NORTHERN AFGHAN OFFICIAL SPEAKS ON KARZAI'S ATTEMPT TO CURB WARLORDS' POWER / SUICIDE BOMBER ATTACKS ISAF BASE NEAR KABUL... / ...AND SEVEN ISAF SOLDIERS KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH / AFGHANISTAN'S NEIGHBORS SIGN NONINTERFERENCE PACT... / ...WHICH IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MISSES... / ...BUT IRAN BACKS PACT... / ...AS EDITORIAL TOUTS PAKISTAN'S COMMITMENT TO NONINTERFERENCE / UNION OF JOURNALISTS FORMED IN KABUL... / ...WHILE AN AFGHAN EDITOR IS SENTENCED FOR PUBLISHING CARTOON OF KARZAI / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY

  • V Corps Soldiers Receive Deployment Orders 2 January 2003 -- Approximately 800 soldiers from the U.S. Army's V Corps received orders this week to deploy to the Central Command area of responsibility.
  • NAVY'S MOST POTENT ATTACK SUB REJOINS FLEET Royal Navy News 02 Jan 2003-- The Royal Navy's most potent attack submarine, the nuclear-powered HMS Torbay, has rejoined the active fleet following a 240 million update and reactor refuelling.
  • Fact Sheet Recaps U.N. Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina Washington File 02 Jan 2003-- On December 21, 1995, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1035, setting up the UN International Police Task Force and a UN Civil Affairs Office. These were brought together as the UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The UN Mission (UNMIBH) was created to help implement the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (also referred to as the as the Dayton-Paris Agreement). It was "under the authority of the Secretary-General and subject to coordination and guidance as appropriate" of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina appointed to oversee the Agreement's implementation.
  • Completion of U.N. Mission in Bosnia Draws U.S. Praise Washington File 02 Jan 2003-- State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher issued a statement marking the final day of the UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina and congratulating the United Nations, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative Jacques Klein, and the people of Bosnia "for their extraordinary work during this time."

  • PAKISTAN: Islamabad investigates US bombing IRIN 02 Jan 2003 -- Pakistan is investigating an alleged US bombing of an Islamic seminary in the border village of Angur Ada in the country's southwest over the past weekend. "The security agencies are investigating the matter and they will shortly announce their findings," Aziz Ahmed Khan, a foreign ministry spokesman,told IRIN in the capital, Islamabad, on Thursday.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • Boeing Statement Regarding Department of State Allegations Boeing 02 Jan 2003 -- Today The Boeing Company released the following statement in response to a letter of charges issued by the U.S. State Department relating to alleged export violations that occurred in the 1990's when Boeing Satellite Systems was still part of Hughes Electronics.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $409 Million Contract to Build New DDG 51-Class Destroyer General Dynamics 02 Jan 2003 -- On December 27 the U.S. Navy awarded a $409 million contract modification to Bath Iron Works, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), to build DDG 106, an Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) Class destroyer, and for advance procurement for ships to be built in 2004-2005. Bath Iron Works is the lead designer and builder of the DDG 51-class destroyers.
  • U.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $401.5 Million in Funding for DDG 105 Northrop Grumman 02 Jan 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that the U.S. Navy will provide funding of more than $401.5 million for DDG 105, the second of four DDG 51-class Aegis-guided missile destroyers awarded to the company's Ship Systems sector.

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 02 Jan 2003
  • IVORY COAST VOA 02 Jan 2003-- Rebels in Ivory Coast say they may launch a full-scale assault after the government broke a cease-fire by attacking a rebel-held village. Meanwhile, the government accuses Liberian fighters allied to the rebels of going on a looting rampage in the west
  • COTE D'IVOIRE: Army denies killing civilians IRIN 02 Jan 2003 -- The spokesman of Cote d'Ivoire's armed forces, Lt Col Jules Yao Yao, denied on Thursday that the military had killed civilians in an attack on a rebel-held village in the centre of the country.
  • U-S-CHECHNYA-O-S-C-E VOA 02 Jan 2003-- The United States is expressing disappointment over Russia's closure of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's mission in Chechnya. U-S diplomats are trying to find a way to extend the O-S-C-E mission there
  • U.S. Disappointed at Russia Decision to End OSCE Chechnya Presence Washington File 02 Jan 2003-- The United States is disappointed with the Russian Government's decision to end the mandate of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Assistance Group in Chechnya, State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher said in response to a journalist's question during the January 2 State Department Daily Briefing.

  • TURKEY / CYPRUS VOA 02 Jan 2003-- Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan has spoken out against Turkey's long-time policy toward Cyprus, the Mediterranean island that is divided between Turkish and Greek populations and has long been an obstacle to improving relations between Turkey and Greece
  • SOMALIA: About 30 killed in renewed fighting in Puntland IRIN 02 Jan 2003 -- Fighting has again broken out around the villages of Jadid and Qararsoor in the Qardho area, some 260 km south of Bosaso, the commercial capital of the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, according to local sources.
  • ERITREA: Deadline passes for ending refugee status IRIN 02 Jan 2003 -- With the deadline for the cessation of refugee status for Eritreans expiring on 31 December, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says thousands are seeking continued refugee status, while others have asked to be taken home or have applied to remain as immigrants.
  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: President asks France for troops IRIN 02 Jan 2003 -- Central African Republic (CAR) President Ange-Félix Patasse has called on France to send troops to help a regional African force restore peace in his country.
  • SUDAN: Sides accuse each other of violating peace deal IRIN 02 Jan 2003 -- Recent claims by Sudanese rebels accusing the government of violating a peace agreement have raised fears of a resumption of hostilities between the two sides and cast a cloud over ongoing peace talks.
  • DRC: 130,000 displaced around Beni, Lubero IRIN 02 Jan 2003 -- At least 130,000 people had been displaced around the towns of Beni and Lubero, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations Mission in the DRC (known as MONUC) said on Thursday.
  • KENYA-RWANDA: ICTR investigators to meet new Kenyan government IRIN 02 Jan 2003 -- The Rwandan businessman who allegedly financed the 1994 genocide in his country, Felicien Kabuga, is "most likely" in Kenya, the commander of the investigation section at the Kigali office of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Maxwell Nkole, told IRIN on Thursday.

News Reports

  • NIGERIA: Obasanjo says sorry for Benue killings IRIN 02 Jan 2003 -- President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday apologised for a military action he ordered against some communities in Benue State, central Nigeria, in which more than 200 civilians were killed.
  • CAMEROON: President announces decentralisation project IRIN 02 Jan 2003 -- Cameroonian President Paul Biya said on Wednesday that his government would embark on a vast project of decentralisation to complete a democratisation process ushered in by parliamentary and municipal elections last June.



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