10 September 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Tiltrotor Technology Demo Day - MV-22 Makes Public Debut at Pentagon Boeing 10 Sep 1999 -- The U.S. Department of Defense hosted a Tiltrotor Technology Presentation on the Pentagon's River Entrance parade ground to demonstrate the capabilities and versatility of tiltrotor Sept. 8.
- Boeing Delivers First KC-135R to Singapore Air Force Boeing 10 Sep 1999 -- The Boeing Company delivered the first of four re-engined KC-135R Stratotankers to the Republic of Singapore Air Force. The delivery took place at ceremonies here today attended by representatives of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, the U.S. Air Force and Boeing.
- 10 September 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 10 Sep 1999
- STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT September 10, 1999 - It is now clear that the Indonesian military is aiding and abetting the militia violence. This is simply unacceptable. The actions of the Indonesian military in East Timor stand in stark contrast to the commitments they have given to the international community.
- TRANSCRIPT OF PRESS CONFERENCE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN 10 September 1999 Press Release SG/SM/7124 -- Indonesia had the responsibility to maintain order and security in the Territory during and after the ballot until the results had been accepted by the new Indonesian Parliament. Regrettably, Indonesia has failed to fulfil that responsibility, even with the introduction of martial law in the last 72 hours.
- Text: Sept. 10 Remarks by National Security Advisor Berger USIA 10 September 1999 -- The United States supports an international peacekeeping force for East Timor, and President Clinton has told allies the United States "would provide support to such a force," according to National Security Advisor Sandy Berger.
- September 9 Congressional hearing on East Timor CrisisUSIA 10 September 1999 -- Responding to escalating mayhem in East Timor following the August 30 vote for independence, the House subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and the Senate subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs held a rare joint hearing September 9 to discuss U.S. policy toward Indonesia and East Timor.
- ANNAN - TIMOR Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- At the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan strongly urged Indonesia to accept an international peacekeeping force to stop what he calls East Timor's descent "into anarchy" following the territory's August referendum on independence.
- EAST TIMOR / SITREP Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- The United Nations has begun evacuating much of its remaining staff from its besieged compound in the East Timorese capital, Dili. A handful of U-N employees will remain behind in East Timor, which has been virtually over-run by pro-Indonesia militia groups.
- INDONESIA / MILITARY Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- The head of the Indonesian Armed Forces says he would consider accepting a United Nations peacekeeping mission in East Timor -- but says now is not the time. The Indonesian government has come under mounting international pressure to allow peacekeepers into East Timor -- which has been virtually overrun by armed militia groups.
- TIMOR WRAP FRIDAY Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- Hundreds of United Nations staffers have been evacuated from East Timor. The crisis in East Timor is beginning to raise questions over whether President Habibie or the Indonesian military is calling the shots in Jakarta.
- U-N-TIMOR UPDATE Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- The United Nations Security Council will hold an open meeting today (Saturday) to discuss the violence in East Timor.
- AUSTRALIA / EAST TIMOR Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- Australia has announced it will scale back its defense relations with Indonesia, in response to the situation in East Timor. However the Australian government is taking care not to cut defense aspects which could jeopardize the United Nations mission in East Timor.
- EAST TIMOR: 'CLINTON DOCTRINE DYING ON THE STREETS OF DILI' USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 10 September 1999 -- Not since the crisis in Kosovo has a single issue-- the situation in East Timor-- provoked such a steady outpouring of editorials in papers from around the world. As it has since the results of the referendum on autonomy for East Timor were released just a week ago, commentary has remained heavy. The vast majority of writers continue to express extreme dismay over the world's "inaction" vis-a-vis the plight of the East Timorese, who are facing mass deportation, slaughter and widespread arson and looting at the hands of armed militias-- reportedly acting with impunity despite Jakarta's imposition of martial law in the province earlier this week.
- RUSSIA / DAGESTAN Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- Russian troops captured one of several villages in Dagestan seized last Sunday by Islamic militants. Heavy fighting continues in other villages held by insurgents in Russia's southern Caucasus region.
- AFGHAN DRUGS Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- A new report by the U-N Drug Control Program (UNDCP) says Afghanistan has produced more opium -- the raw material used to make heroin - this year than any other country in the world.
- RUSSIA/EXPLOSION Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- Rescue workers have finished their search for bodies as security officials investigate the cause of an apartment block explosion that killed 90 people. Officials are trying to determine if the blast was an act of terrorism or an accidental detonation of explosives.
- VENEZUELA AT THE CROSSROADS Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez came to power last December in a landslide election. He promised a "peaceful social revolution" to a country tired of corruption and widespread poverty. The opposition-controlled congress is calling the action an unconstitutional power grab.
- EGYPT - SECURITY Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- Egypt's Interior Minister has replaced the head of state security, as part of a larger security reshuffle. This comes after the attack (Monday, September 6) on President Hosni Mubarak.
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