23 August 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Boeing Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche Team Delivers $3.1 Billion Proposal to U.S. Army Boeing 23 Aug 1999 -- The Boeing Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche Joint Program Office has delivered a $3.1 billion proposal to the U.S. Army to initiate the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Comanche program early next year, and to build 13 RAH-66s for Army testing and evaluation.
- First Brimstone Missile Flight Test Successful Boeing 23 Aug 1999 -- A Brimstone anti-armor weapon was successfully launched for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz.
- 23 August 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 23 Aug 1999
- U-N - E. TIMOR Voice of America 23 August 1999 -- United Nations officials in East Timor are accusing pro-Indonesia militia groups of stepping up a campaign of terror and intimidation in the disputed territory. The comments come as East Timor's political campaign moves into its last week.
- Humanitarian Aid for Angola Lacking USIA 23 August 1999 -- According to the officials, about 70 percent of Angola's population is living in besieged provincial capitals or government-held areas on the coast; 1.7 million are internally displaced; and those Angolans who have been helping others are now in need of help themselves because of job loss, soaring inflation, and lack of access to arable land.
- DAGESTAN WRAP Voice of America 23 August 1999 -- Russian troops say they have captured a strategic mountain village held for two weeks by Muslim insurgents in the southern region of Dagestan. The capture came hours after the rebels announced they had withdrawn from the region.
- DAGESTAN SITREP Voice of America 23 August 1999 -- Muslim insurgents say they have withdrawn from some positions in Russia's Dagestan Republic, but government air and ground forces continue to pound several villages in the region.
- UN - ANGOLA Voice of America 23 August 1999 -- At the United Nations (Monday), humanitarian officials briefed the Security Council on the deteriorating situation in Angola.
- BURMA POLITICS Voice of America 23 August 1999 -- Burmese students in exile, hoping to create a mass movement against Burma's military government, have nevertheless rejected reports they are seeking a general uprising early next month.
- STRIKE VIOLENCE Voice of America 23 August 1999 -- Striking students at Mexico's largest university, The National Autonomous University of Mexico, known as UNAM (oon NAHM), used homemade bombs and other weapons to drive back some 300 students opposed to the strike who tried to enter the campus on Monday. Authorities are still refraining from taking any action against the militants who seized the university more than four months ago.
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