26 April 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S. Air Force Receives 49th Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Boeing 26 Apr 1999 -- The 49th Boeing C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft was delivered to the U.S. Air Force in a short ceremony here on April 22. An aircrew from the Defense Contract Management Command flew it to Charleston Air Force Base Air Force Base, S.C.
- Sanders Demonstrates Fast Deployability of IDECM Fiber Optic Towed Decoys Lockheed Martin 26 Apr 1999 -- Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company, has successfully completed the first airborne fast-deploy test of production representative Fiber Optic Towed Decoys (FOTD) and their launch canisters. Decoys are a key part of Sanders' Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) Radio Frequency Countermeasures (RFCM) program. The test occurred off the coast of Virginia from April 14 to April 19.
- 26 April 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 26 Apr 1999
- AUSTRALIA-EAST TIMOR Voice of America 26 April 1999-- AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN HOWARD HAS GONE TO THE INDONESIAN RESORT ISLAND OF BALI, WHERE HE IS TO MEET TUESDAY WITH INDONESIAN PRESIDENT B-J HABIBIE. EAST TIMOR IS THE SUBJECT OF THE BALI MEETING. AUSTRALIA FEARS A FURTHER ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE
- SOMALIA RIGHTS Voice of America 26 April 1999-- A UNITED NATIONS INVESTIGATOR SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES MUST BE INTEGRATED INTO NEGOTIATIONS AIMED AT BRINGING PEACE TO SOMALIA, OTHERWISE THEY WILL NOT SUCCEED. THE INVESTIGATOR HAS SUBMITTED A REPORT TO THE U-N HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION DESCRIBING GROSS VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY MEMBERS OF THE WARRING FACTIONS
- CONGO/TALKS Voice of America 26 April 1999-- PEACE TALKS TO END THE NINE-MONTH CONFLICT IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO ARE DUE TO BE HELD IN ROME ON FRIDAY UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC PEACE GROUP, THE SANT' EGIDIO COMMUNITY. THE REBELS SAY THE TALKS ARE A WASTE OF TIME AND THEY WON'T ATTEND.
- EGYPT/MILITANT RELEASE Voice of America 26 April 1999-- EGYPTIAN OFFICIALS SAY POLICE HAVE RELEASED ONE THOUSAND ISLAMIC MILITANTS FROM PRISON. RICHARD ENGEL REPORTS FROM CAIRO THE RELEASE IS PART OF A GOVERNMENT POLICY TO REWARD ISLAMISTS WHO GIVE UP VIOLENCE AND AT THE SAME TIME CRACK DOWN ON TERRORISTS.
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