09 August 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Operational Evaluation Continues Boeing 09 Aug 1999 -- Hangar 1 at the Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, Calif., is home to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron NINE - called VX-9. This is the same hangar that shelters aging secrets which helped win World War II and contributed dramatically to allied air superiority in Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and most recently Kosovo.
- 9 August 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 Aug 1999
- QUESTION OF EAST TIMOR Report of the Secretary-General S/1999/862 - 9 August 1999 -- During the interim period, the Indonesian authorities will continue to be fully responsible for the maintenance of law and order, specifically the police, as affirmed by the 5 May Agreement. I trust that Indonesia will take all steps necessary to discharge this responsibility effectively.
- INDONESIA-TIMOR Voice of America 09 August 1999 -- The U-N mission in East Timor has set August 14th as the official start of the political campaign for a special autonomy referendum on whether the territory should remain with Indonesia, or push for full independence. East Timor's opposing factions will be expected to stick to a strict code of conduct during the campaign.
- YEMEN VERDICT Voice of America 09 August 1999 -- A court in Yemen has found 10 foreign nationals guilty of plotting to commit acts of terrorism. The controversial trial has been at the center of a dispute between Yemen and Britain.
- INDIA - MILITANTS Voice of America 09 August 1999 -- In India's Assam state, suspected militants have exploded a bomb, derailing a train and injuring at least five people. Authorities say Monday's bomb blast is the latest in a string of attacks by guerrillas in India's border states of Assam in the northeast and Kashmir in the north.
- RUSSIA CAUCASUS-UPDATE Voice of America 09 August 1999 -- Fighting in southern Russia between local security forces and suspected Islamic militants has claimed its first casualties. Four policemen have been killed and at least 15 others injured in the clashes. More violence is expected around the three villages held by rebels.
- HONDURAS GRAVES Voice of America 09 August 1999 -- In Honduras, the head of the National Human Rights Commission, Leo Valladares (Vie ah dahr' raze), says that there is evidence of unmarked graves on the site of an air base once used by U-S forces. The site may contain remains of Nicaraguans as well as Honduran political prisoners.
- BRITAIN / YEMEN VOICE OF AMERICA 09 August 1999 -- Lawyers for the eight British citizens convicted of terrorism by a court in Yemen have denounced the verdict as a miscarriage of justice.The eight -- along with two Algerians -- were sentenced to jail terms ranging from eight-months to seven-years, although three were released for time served.
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