15 June 2003 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Policy / Programs
- 1st Radio Bn. greeted by family and friends Marine Corps News 15 Jun 2003-- After four months of their deployment to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, approximately 120 Marines from 1st Radio Battalion returned to their family and friends on Oahu when their flight landed Monday afternoon outside Hangar 105 MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.
- Hamilton Sundstrand captures $100 million contract with Navy for carts used to start aircraft Hamilton Sundstrand 15 Jun 2003 -- Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems, based in San Diego, has signed a contract valued at approximately $100 million to supply the U.S. Navy with ground carts used to start aircraft on board ships and at land bases worldwide.
- Hamilton Sundstrand small engines play powerful role in pioneering UAV programs Hamilton Sundstrand 15 Jun 2003 -- Hamilton Sundstrand will play a critical role in revolutionizing military small weapons systems and unmanned aerial vehicles.
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian militant in a gun battle in the Gaza Strip early Sunday. The incident occurred only hours after senior Israeli and Palestinian officials met to try to salvage the latest Middle East peace plan.
- ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- Israeli media reports say the Israeli military is preparing to pull out of northern Gaza Strip, and turn over security to Palestinian authorities.
- BUSH-MIDEAST VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- President Bush says the world must take a strong stand against the Palestinian militant group Hamas. V-O-A's Paula Wolfson reports Mr. Bush says action is needed to keep Hamas from killing the Middle East peace process.
- Israel May Pull Out of Northern Gaza Strip Soon VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- Israeli media reports say the Israeli military is preparing to pull out of northern Gaza Strip, and turn over security to Palestinian authorities.
- Sharon Vows Continued Strikes Against Militants VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is vowing to continue attacks on militants suspected of suicide bombings.
- Powell Sees Landscape of Peace Emerging in Middle East Washington File 15 Jun 2003 -- The United States pledges its unwavering support for the efforts of Israel and the Palestinians to reject violence and "embark on a path to lasting peace, prosperity, and freedom," Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an address on June 14 to the annual convention of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) in Washington.
- Powell Pledges Commitment to Two States "Living Side-by-Side in Peace" Washington File 15 Jun 2003 -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell pledged to an overflowing audience of Arab-Americans here on June 14 that the United States remains committed -- "President Bush is totally committed" -- to the vision of a Palestinian state and an Israeli state "living side-by-side in peace."
- Bush Says "Agents of Peace Will Prevail" in Middle East Washington File 15 Jun 2003 -- President George W. Bush expressed confidence that, despite setbacks, the nations of the region and the world can help end violence and achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Bush spoke briefly to the press following church services in Kennebunkport, Maine, on June 15.
- Bush Calls for Tough Stand Against Hamas VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- U.S. President George W. Bush says the world must take a strong stand against the Palestinian militant group Hamas to keep Hamas from killing the Middle East peace process.
- LIBERIA: Peace talks deadlocked over rebel demand for Taylor to quit IRIN 15 Jun 2003 -- Liberian peace talks in Ghana reached deadlock at the weekend as both rebel movements demanded that President Charles Taylor resign within 10 days of a ceasefire agreement being signed, sources at the peace conference said.
- BURMA ASEAN VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plan to take the unusual step of issuing a statement about the detention of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
- ZIMBABWE/LABOR VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- The Zimbabwe government, stung by a week of nationwide strikes, has widened the list of workers forbidden to stop work. The action follows the warning late last week from President Robert Mugabe that mass action, including national strikes, will never take place again.
- BURMA SUU KYI VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- Burma's foreign minister says opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is being held to protect her from an assassination attempt. Win Aung gave no timetable for freeing the democracy activist.
- UN Unable to Help Millions of Displaced People Who Fail to Qualify as 'Refugees' VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- The U.N. refugee agency is taking care of 12 million refugees worldwide, people who have fled from warfare or persecution at home. But there are 25 million internally displaced people around the world, people made homeless by conflict or oppression within their own countries. These IDPs, as they are called, often are not reached by organized humanitarian assistance.
- Aung San Suu Kyi Being Held for Her Own Protection, says Burma VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- Burma's foreign minister says opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is being held to protect her from an assassination attempt. Win Aung gave no timetable for freeing the democracy activist. Foreign Minister Win Aung says Burma's military government is not detaining opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but is holding her in protective custody to keep her safe from unnamed assassins. Mr. Win Aung, speaking Sunday in Cambodia ahead of a meeting of regional foreign ministers, said the government had heard there were assassins in the country.
- Czechs Vote To Join EU RFE/L 15 Jun 2003 -- Final official results show 77.3 percent of voters in the Czech Republic voting "yes" on the country joining the European Union.
- ASEAN Foreign Ministers to Discuss Burma VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- Southeast Asian foreign ministers, in an unprecedented move, are to discuss the domestic political situation in Burma, where the military government has detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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