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30 August 1999 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Boeing Developing Low Maintenance Rotor Hub for CH-47 Chinook Boeing 30 Aug 1999 -- The Boeing Company has signed a contract with the U.S. Army to launch development of a new low maintenance rotor hub that will provide major cost and readiness benefits for the CH-47 Chinook, already the world's most efficient and versatile heavy-lift helicopter.

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Other Conflicts

  • BRITAIN / EAST TIMOR Voice of America 30 August 1999 -- Britain, which played an active role in East Timor's bid for independence, has welcomed today's so- far peaceful poll. Britain was asked by the United Nations to help support the referendum.
  • EAST TIMOR VOTESVoice of America 30 August 1999 --Hundreds of thousands of people in East Timor have taken part in a United Nations-supervised referendum on whether they want to remain a part of Indonesia or become independent.
  • EAST TIMOR REFERENDUM APPEARS TO BE A SUCCESS USIA 30 August 1999 -- Foley said that security concerns did lead to the temporary closing of a small number of polling stations, "but the reports we have indicate that none of these interruptions interfered with individuals' abilityto vote."
  • INDONESIA - EAST TIMOR Voice of America 30 August 1999 -- East Timor Resistance leader Xanana Gusmao was allowed out from house arrest in the Indonesian capital Monday, to cast his vote in the day's historic ballot.
  • U-S - E-TIMOR Voice of America 30 August 1999 -- The United States has labeled the referendum (Monday)on independence for East Timor a success. But officials say Indonesia still has a responsibility to maintain order in the province as the votes are being counted.
  • LANKA / GRAVES Voice of America 30 August 1999 -- A Sri Lankan soldier convicted last year of the rape and murder of a Tamil schoolgirl has identified six new burial sites which he says contain the bodies of Tamil youth who dissapeared in the northern Jaffna peninsula after the military took control of the area in 1995.
  • RUSSIAN / DAGESTAN Voice of America 30 August 1999 -- Russian forces last week declared victory over Muslim insurgents who captured several villages in the remote mountains of the southern Dagestan region. But that declaration may have been premature.
  • KYRGYZ BOMBING Voice of America 30 August 1999 -- Warplanes have bombed several villages in southern Kyrgyzstan where hundreds of gunmen are holding at least a dozen hostages, including four Japanese geologists.
  • CONGO PEACE Voice of America 30 August 1999 -- The rival leaders of the rebel "Congolese Rally for Democracy" have arrived in Lusaka, Zambia to sign a peace agreement aimed
  • BURUNDI - REBELS Voice of America 30 August 1999 -- Burundi's army says a deadly attack late Saturday by Hutu rebels ended with a heavy casualty toll among both civilians and rebel fighters.
  • ALGERIA'S SEARCH FOR PEACE Voice of America 30 August 1999 -- In July, Algeria hosted the annual summit of the Organization of African Unity. Participants and observers agreed it was the most successful in years.

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