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18 May 1999 Military News

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  • First V-22 Rolls Out For Marines Boeing 18 May 1999 -- Hundreds of Bell employees, along with Boeing representatives and members of the U.S. Marine Corps, celebrated the rollout and delivery of the first production MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at the Bell Helicopter Textron Flight Research Center here, May 14.

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  • 18 May 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 18 May 1999
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY SPECIAL ENVOY ON BALKANS United Nations 18 May 1999
  • UGANDA/AMNESTY Voice of America 18 May 1999 -- ALICE LAKWENA, A PERSON ONCE REGARDED BY SOME AS UGANDA'S MOST-FEARED REBEL LEADER, HAS FORMALLY REQUESTED THE GOVERNMENT TO ALLOW HER TO RETURN TO KAMPALA. MS. LAKWENA NOW LIVES IN A REFUGEE CAMP IN NORTHERN KENYA ALONG WITH 20 REMAINING FOLLOWERS.
  • TURKEY IRAQ Voice of America 18 May 1999 -- TURKISH TROOPS ARE CONTINUING THEIR OFFENSIVE AGAINST KURDISH SEPARATIST REBELS BASED IN NORTHERN IRAQ. SOME 15-THOUSAND TURKISH TROOPS HAVE CROSSED INTO TO THE KURDISH-CONTROLLED ENCLAVE AS PART OF A ROUTINE OFFENSIVE AGAINST REBEL FORCES OF THE KURDISTAN WORKERS' PARTY OR P-K-K -- A GROUP OUTLAWED BY THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT
  • CAMBODIA/KHMER ROUGE Voice of America 18 May 1999 -- CAMBODIA WILL ALLOW A U-N LEGAL TEAM TO REVIEW ITS PLANS FOR A JOINT TRIBUNAL FOR MEMBERS OF THE KHMER ROUGE KILLING FIELDS REGIME. THE AGREEMENT IS SEEN AS A BREAKTHROUGH THAT WILL ALLOW THE UNITED NATIONS TO HELP STAGE INTERNATIONALLY-ACCEPTABLE TRIALS UNDER CAMBODIAN LAW.

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