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22 September 1999 Military News

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Defense Industry
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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • Lockheed Martin Moves Acquisition Reform Forward Lockheed Martin 22 Sep 1999 -- With the increased emphasis of military aircraft customers on affordability, doing more for less has become a driving force for Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems in Fort Worth, Texas.

Other Conflicts

  • U-N - CHINA - SOVEREIGNTY Voice of America 22 September 1999 -- China says it is opposed to calls by some countries for the United Nations to be more active in humanitarian intervention. China's foreign minister challenged those calls today (Wednesday) in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
  • U-N PEACEKEEPERS TO EAST TIMOR Voice of America 22 September 1999 -- The arrival of United nations peacekeeping troops in yet another of the world's trouble spots, this one, the south Pacific island of East Timor, is drawing a good deal of comment in the U-S press.
  • Text: UNHCR Briefing on E. Timor USIA 22 September 1999 -- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Sadako Ogata hasreceived assurances from Indonesian President B.J. Habibie and other top officials that UNHCR staff will have secure and unimpeded accessto Timorese who are in need of assistance, according to Spokesman KrisJanowski.
  • Text: September 21 Presidential Determination on East TimorUSIA 22 September 1999 -- President Clinton issued a Presidential Determination on East Timor September 21 that directs the Department of Defense to provide services, military education and training to support the efforts and enhance the capabilities of countries participating in the multilateral force to restore peace and security to East Timor.
  • WEST TIMOR REFUGEES Voice of America 22 September 1999 -- VOA NEWS spoke by telephone to a VOA reporter about the refugee situation there after so many people fled the violence in East Timor the past two weeks.
  • EAST TIMOR JOURNALIST Voice of America 22 September 1999 -- The commander of the multi-national peacekeeping force in East Timor has warned that the territory's pro-Indonesia militias could resume their violent attacks. Despite expanded operations by international troops, East Timor remains a dangerous place.
  • INDONESIA ACTIVIST Voice of America 22 September 1999 -- As thousands of East Timorese refugees continue to pour into other parts of Indonesia, many are describing in vivid detail the violence they left behind. And they are calling for the perpetrators to be brought before an international war crimes tribunal.
  • RUSSIA - DAGESTAN Voice of America 22 September 1999 -- A senior Russian security official says troops have sealed off the breakaway Chechnya region, but have no plans for a ground invasion. Instead, the Russian strategy is based mostly on NATO-style air strikes against suspected rebel positions.
  • WORLD COURT / PAKISTAN Voice of America 22 September 1999 -- Pakistan has started legal proceedings against India at the World Court in the Netherlands over the shooting down in August of a Pakistani naval aircraft. All 16 people on-board were killed when the plane was shot down by India's air force. Pakistan now wants India to take both legal and financial responsibility for the incident.
  • SOMALIA FIGHTING Voice of America 22 September 1999 -- New outbreaks of fighting in Somalia have left more than two dozen people dead. The violence comes as international relief agencies stop all activities in southern Somalia following last week's murder of an aid worker.

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