18 August 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Stealth System Contract Awarded to Boeing Boeing 18 Aug 1999 -- The Boeing Company has further confirmed its leadership in stealth technology development by winning a new U.S. Air Force contract to produce the Common Low Observables Verification System, also known as CLOVerS.
- 18 August 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 18 Aug 1999
- EDITORIAL: COLOMBIAN'S CRY "NO MORE" Voice of America 18 August 1999 -- The Voice of America presents differing points of view on a wide variety of issues. Next, an editorial expressing the policies of the United States Government:
- COLOMBIA FARC Voice of America 18 August 1999 -- U-S and Colombian officials are stressing the ties between leftist rebel groups and drug traffickers as a way to emphasize the need for more aid to the violence-torn nation. But some analysts say the official rhetoric may be overheated to justify greater involvement by the United States in Colombia.
- E.TIMOR VIOLENCE Voice of America 18 August 1999 -- A pro-Indonesia militia group in East Timor launched an attack (Wednesday) on a student center. the attack was apparently intended to disrupt the political campaigning for the U-N supervised autonomy referendum to be held August 30th.
- RUSSIA / DAGESTANVoice of America 18 August 1999 -- At least eight Russian soldiers have been killed in a day of heavy fighting with Islamic rebels in the mountains of Dagestan. the casualties came as Russia's top defense officials arrived in the region to direct the anti-insurgency campaign.
- TALEBAN PUNISHMENT Voice of America 18 August 1999 -- The hard-line Islamic Taleban movement has imposed a number of edicts which have drawn criticism from international human rights organizations and many Western countries for their harshness.
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