16 February 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Maintenance Work On First KC-135 Underway At Boeing Center In San Antonio Boeing 16 Feb 1999 -- The first KC-135 Stratotanker to undergo programmed depot maintenance at the Boeing Aerospace Support Center has completed the depaint process and has been positioned in the giant hangar once part of Kelly Air Force Base.
- Boeing Apache Longbow to Make First Visit to Australia Boeing 16 Feb 1999 -- Military leaders from around the world will get a fresh look at the AH-64D Apache Longbow when the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopter visits Australia this week.
- 16 February 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 16 Feb 1999
- RUSSIA / KURDS Voice of America 16 Feburary 1999 -- POLICE IN MOSCOW HAVE REMOVED ABOUT 50 KURDISH DEMONSTRATORS WHO FORCED THEIR WAY INTO THE GREEK EMBASSY TO PROTEST THE ARREST OF KURDISH REBEL LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN.
- OCALAN / GREECE Voice of America 16 Feburary 1999 -- GREECE HAS ISSUED AN ULTIMATUM TO THE KURDISTAN WORKERS PARTY, ORDERING ITS EXTREMIST SUPPORTERS TO RELEASE A HOST OF GREEK NATIONALS TAKEN HOSTAGE IN AT LEAST 10 GREEK EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES THROUGHOUT EUROPE TUESDAY.
- OCALAN WRAP Voice of America 16 Feburary 1999 -- THE ARREST OF KURDISH SEPARATIST LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN HAS UNLEASHED A WAVE OF DEMONSTRATIONS ACROSS EUROPE.
- TURKEY / KURDS Voice of America 16 Feburary 1999 -- ABDULLAH OCALAN, THE LEADER OF THE KURDISTAN WORKERS' PARTY, OR P-K-K, HAS BEEN CAPTURED AND BROUGHT TO TURKEY. THE PARTY IS OUTLAWED BY TURKEY AND MR. OCALAN IS WANTED ON TERRORISM CHARGES.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing , FEBRUARY 16, 1999 -- The United States did not apprehend or transfer Ocalan or transport him to Turkey. In other words, US personnel did not participate in any of those actions that I just described. Our policy toward the whole Ocalan issue has been a very clear declaration on our part that he should be brought to justice. We have had extensive diplomatic efforts that we have undertaken to bring him to justice. We have been in frequent diplomatic contact with all governments concerned.
- ETHIOPIA-ERITREA DISPUTE: SOUR NOTES IN THE HORN OF AFRICA USIA Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest February 16, 1999 -- Foreign observers in Africa and Europe lamented that "a full-scale war is raging between Ethiopia and Eritrea" despite the efforts of the Organization of Africa Unity, the UN Security Council and U.S. mediators. Ethiopian and Eritrean media each protested the violation of their country's "sovereignty" and signaled that the border dispute over the Badme region.
- ETHIOPIA ERITREA Voice of America 16 Feburary 1999 -- ETHIOPIA IS REINFORCING POSITIONS ALONG ITS NORTHERN BORDER, PREPARING FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF FIGHTING WITH ERITREA.
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