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19 August 1999 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • Upgraded SH-60R rolls out Tester August 19, 1999 -- Lockheed Martin Federal Systems in Owego, N.Y., together with the Navy, celebrated the rollout of the first fully upgraded SH-60R multi-mission prototype helicopter Aug 5.
  • CACI Awarded Strategic Contract to Support Air Force Distributed Mission Training CACI 19 Aug 1999 -- CACI International Inc (NASDAQ: CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a $1.1 million contract by the Aeronautical Systems Center’s Training Systems Product Group, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, to support the Distributed Mission Training Operations and Integration (DMT O&I) program.

Other Conflicts

  • RAPE / WAR CRIMES Voice of America 19 August 1999 -- A U-N special investigator says the systematic rape of women in armed conflict is used as a weapon of war and a tool of genocide. The investigator is calling for concerted action to bring those responsible for these crimes to justice and to compensate the victims.
  • AFGHANISTAN - U-N Voice of America 19 August 1999 -- Afghanistan's Taleban and opposition forces are locked in heavy fighting in eastern and northern parts of the war-ravaged country. thousands of people have been displaced by fighting that began late last month.
  • AFGHANISTANPakistan Foreign Secretary's Press Briefing, 19 August 1999 -- Those who have provided weapons, ammunition, logistic support and military training to the Afghan opposition have wrongly accused Pakistan of providing similar assistance to the Taliban. These are totally malicious and baseless allegations.
  • CAMBODIA/UNITED NATIONS Voice of America 19 August 1999 -- A deadline is looming for Cambodia and the United Nations to reach agreement on a joint tribunal to prosecute members of the Khmer Rouge "Killing Fields" regime. a U-N team will arrive in Cambodia next week to offer a deal, even though its current proposal has already been rejected.
  • ANGOLA/REPORTER Voice of America 19 August 1999 -- A reporter for the Voice of America's special Portuguese-language program for Angola says he fears for his life after authorities seized him Thursday and threatened him with prosecution in connection with a dispatch he filed.
  • ATROCITIES IN ACHE Voice of America 19 August 1999 -- Under other conditions, Aceh on the northern tip of Indonesia could be close to a paradise on earth with its gleaming beaches, breathtaking vistas, and hospitable people. Instead, the province is the scene of some of the ugliest atrocities in Indonesia, largely -- though not exclusively -- committed by an army that often seems out of control.

News Reports

  • BURMA ARRESTS Voice of America 19 August 1999 -- Burma's military government is stepping up efforts to thwart moves by anti-government groups to stage protests and acts of civil disobedience on September ninth. the military government Thursday announced the arrest of 32 people.
  • BRAZIL-TRIAL (L-UPDATE Voice of America 19 August 1999 -- Some Brazilian officials and human rights groups have expressed dismay over a jury verdict early Thursday acquitting three police officers accused in the massacre of 19 landless peasants three years ago.

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