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26 January 2003 Military News

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Current Operations

Defense Policy / Programs

  • SPY PLANE CRASH VOA 26 Jan 2003 -- A U-S military reconnaissance jet has crashed near an American air base in South Korea

Defense Industry

  • T-50 Begins Static Loads Testing On Schedule - Program On Track For First Flight Later This Year Lockheed Martin 26 Jan 2003 -- The team of Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company began static loads testing on the T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer on schedule on Jan. 2, an essential step on the path to first flight later this year. Test results will be used to certify the flight worthiness of the aircraft and to validate the aircraft structural computer model used in the design of the airframe.

Other Conflicts

  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 26 Jan 2003 -- Israel has imposed a total closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip as part of measures to boost security ahead of national elections Tuesday
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 26 Jan 2003 -- Israeli forces have withdrawn from Gaza City after an overnight raid by tanks and helicopters that Palestinians say killed 12 people and wounded at least 50 others

  • IVORY COAST / UNREST VOA 26 Jan 2003 -- Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, Sunday to protest a peace agreement that demonstrators said granted too many concessions to rebels. The French brokered accord, reached on Friday, is meant to end a four month rebellion that has killed hundreds
  • IVORY COAST/UNREST VOA 26 Jan 2003 -- Violent demonstrations continue in Ivory Coast, where thousands took to the streets for a second-day to protest a French-mediated peace agreement to end a four-month-old rebellion

  • NEPAL / KILLING VOA 26 Jan 2003 -- The head of Nepal's armed police force was shot and killed Sunday in the capital Kathmandu. Also killed in the attack were the police chief's wife and a bodyguard. Maoist rebels are believed behind the attack

News Reports

  • DAVOS/LULA VOA 26 Jan 2003 -- Brazil's new President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is urging major industrial nations to set up an international fund to tackle poverty. President da Silva made the appeal at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland two-days after addressing the anti-globalization World Social Forum in Porte Alegre, Brazil
  • BUSH/STATE OF THE UNION VOA 26 Jan 2003 -- President Bush is putting the finishing touches on his State of the Union address. The White House says Tuesday's speech will focus on challenges facing the United States, both at home and abroad
  • U-N-H-C-R/RWANDA REFUGEES VOA 26 Jan 2003 -- The U-N refugee agency says it is making arrangements for the voluntary return of more than five-thousand Rwandan refugees living in camps in western Zambia. The agency has signed an agreement with the Zambian and Rwandan governments, making the repatriation possible



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