31 August 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Boeing Launches Modification Center for Tactical Aircraft Boeing 31 Aug 1999 -- The Boeing Company is expanding its growing military Aerospace Support business by establishing a new modification and upgrade center for tactical aircraft in Jacksonville, Fla. The Boeing Aerospace Support Center - Cecil is located at Naval Air Station Cecil Field.
- NASSCO Awarded U.S. Navy Cargo Ship Study Contract General Dynamics 31 Aug 1999 -- National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) today announced that it had been awarded a $1.5 million study contract for the first phase of the U.S. Navy’s Auxiliary Dry Cargo Carrier T-ADC(X) Program.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN/RAFAEL ROLL OUT AGM-142 MISSILE IN PIKE COUNTY ALABAMA Lockheed Martin 31 Aug 1999 -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Orlando will showcase its first AGM-142 air-to-surface precision strike standoff missile during roll out ceremonies Thursday, September 2, in Troy, Alabama.
- 31 August 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 31 Aug 1999
- U.S.- EAST TIMOR Voice of America 31 August 1999 -- President Clinton has discussed the situation in East Timor by phone with his National Security Adviser Sandy Berger and with the Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Guterres.
- EAST TIMOR / TUESDAY Voice of America 31 August 1999 -- With vote counting in the United Nations supervised referendum on East Timor set to begin, militias opposed to seeing the territory break away from Indonesia are continuing to disrupt the process and threaten U-N staff.
- EAST TIMOR COUNT Voice of America 31 August 1999 -- Indonesia has deemed Monday's ballot on East Timor independence -- fair, despite dozens of allegations of irregularities from pro-Indonesia groups.
- WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING USIA 31 August 1999 -- We've been working with the Portuguese to do what we can to foster fair and free democratic elections in East Timor, or balloting process in East Timor. And the President thought that the balloting there went well. We are going to look forward to seeing how the UN conducts the vote count over the next week or so. But we were pleased by the high turnout, found that an encouraging sign and the relative lack of violence on the ground there.
- KYRGYZSTAN / HOSTAGES Voice of America 31 August 1999 -- More than a dozen hostages are being held by up to 750 guerillas, and attempts to free the hostages have resulted in civilian deaths. Kyrgyzstan is calling on Russia for military assistance to fight the gunmen.
- CONGO PEACE Voice of America 31 August 1999 -- Rival leaders of the rebel Congolese Rally for Democracy -- or R-C-D -- have signed a cease-fire agreement aimed at ending the year-old war in Congo- Kinshasa.
- CAMBODIA - U-N Voice of America 31 August 1999 -- A United Nations negotiating team has concluded two rounds of talks with Cambodian government officials on establishment of a war crimes tribunal for former Khmer Rouge leaders.
- RUSSIA EXPLOSION Voice of America 31 August 1999 -- A bomb has ripped through a crowded underground shopping mall in Moscow, within 200 meters of the Kremlin. At least 29 people were injured, some seriously.
- RUSSIA / DAGESTAN Voice of America 31 August 1999 -- Russian troops are in the third-day of an offensive against Islamic militants who control several villages in the Karamakhi region of Dagestan.
- Text: State Dept. on Extension of Abkhazia Peace Force Mandate USIA 31 August 1999 -- The State Department announced August 31 that Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze and the Georgian National Security Council had agreed in principle to extend the mandate of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) peacekeeping force in Abkhazia.
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