26 August 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- CLINTON - HAITI Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- The United States is preparing to withdraw its last contingent of full-time troops from Haiti in the coming months, and replace them with rotating units made up of mostly military reservists. The move comes amid increasing Congressional pressure on the Clinton administration to reduce U.S. military commitments around the world.
- New Boeing "Super D" Chinook Completes First Flight Boeing 26 Aug 1999 -- The first Boeing CH-47SD or "Super D" Chinook tandem-rotor helicopter made a successful first flight yesterday with test pilots Jack Jordan and Armand Barrieault at the controls. The Super D completed basic hover and flight maneuvers before completing a successful 1.5-hour flight, followed by another flight later in the day.
- 26 August 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 26 Aug 1999
- PRESS BRIEFING ON CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT United Nations 26 Aug 1999
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON ANGOLA SANCTIONS 26 August 1999 -- Out of Angola's small population of 11 million people, 1 million had been killed since the beginning of the war more than 20 years ago and nearly 2 million had been internally displaced.
- United Nations Security Council Condemns Use of Child Soldiers USIA 26 August 1999 -- The UN Security Council has for the first time adopted a resolution underscoring the importance of protecting children during armed conflicts and not using them as soldiers.
- UNSC Condemns Use of Children as Soldiers in Armed Conflicts USIA 26 August 1999 -- The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recruitment of children as soldiers and other abuses directed against them during armed conflicts "including killing and maiming, sexual violence, abduction and forced displacement," and the targeting of places that have "a significant presence of children", such as schools and hospitals.
- ANGOLA-SANCTIONS Voice of America 25 August 1999 -- Experts began meeting at the United Nations in New York today (Thursday) to study how Angola's Unita opposition group is evading international sanctions and to recommend new measures to strengthen those sanctions.
- EAST TIMOR / SIT REP Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- At least two people have died after shooting broke out in East Timor's capital, following an anti- independence rally.
- U-N - E. TIMOR VIOLENCE Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has condemned the wave of violence that rocked East Timor Thursday and called on Indonesia to take stronger steps to curb the turmoil.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA BOMBS Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- Russia's Defense Minister, Igor Sergeyev, has denied that Russian jets carried out strikes in breakaway Chechnya against Muslim insurgents who were retreating from neighboring Dagestan. The minister's comments contradict earlier statements by lower level officials.
- KYRGYZ EMERGENCY Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- A state of emergency has been declared in southern Kyrgyzstan, where government troops have launched an operation to crush armed militants holding 25 hostages.
- CAMBODIA / TRIAL Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- Thousands of people marched through Phnom Penh Thursday. They were demanding that senior Khmer Rouge leaders accused of war crimes be tried by an independent tribunal run by the United Nations. The Cambodian capital, the Cambodian government is warning that the U-N's proposal for a war crimes tribunal might spark renewed civil war.
- BRAZIL-PROTEST UPDATE Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- In Brazil, at least 60-thousand people held a massive demonstration in the Brazilian capital Thursday to protest against the government of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso.
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