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27 September 1999 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • ATK Awarded $4 Million Contract to Produce Medium Caliber Ammunition for U.S. Ally ATK 27 Sep 1999 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems) (NYSE: ATK) said it has been awarded a $4 million contract from the U.S. Army Industrial Operations Command, Rock Island, Ill., to supply 30mm ammunition to a U.S. ally in the Middle East for use by that country's AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN ANNOUNCES NEW CUSTOMER-FOCUSED ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT Lockheed Martin 27 Sep 1999 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today announced the results of the strategic and organizational review that began June 9. As a result, the Corporation plans to realign its businesses, flatten its management structure, reduce corporate staff, evaluate the divestiture of non-core operations, and enhance financial management processes.

Other Conflicts

  • Transcript: Albright/Gusmao September 26 Remarks on East TimorUSIA 27 September 1999 -- The continuing humanitarian crisis in East Timor and the growingtragedy of East Timorese refugees in West Timor are of acute concernand demand immediate attention, Secretary of State Madeleine Albrightsaid in September 26 remarks in New York.
  • Points from the Daily Briefing Monday 27 September 1999 -- Security is tense as the last phase of TNI withdrawal from Dili is being conducted over the next 24 hours. However, people continue to return to the city on a daily basis.
  • COHEN - INDONESIA INVESTIGATION Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen says he will urge Indonesian leaders to investigate recent killings in the troubled territory of East Timor. Mr. Cohen spoke with reporters on the flight to South East Asia where he will soon hold talks with leaders of Indonesia's opposition, government, and military.
  • CLINTON-INDONESIA Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- President Clinton is taking a conciliatory approach toward Indonesia, saying he hopes it will emerge from the current crisis over East Timor to play a positive role in Asia's future.
  • EAST TIMOR / HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- The United Nations Human Rights Commission has adopted a resolution by a wide margin calling for an international inquiry into violations of human rights in East Timor. This was the fourth emergency session held by the Commission in its 53 year history.
  • INDONESIA / MILITARY Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- Indonesia's military has been forced to withdraw from East Timor and its effort to impose new nationwide security measures has been suspended. Now, in the face of public protests and in advance of an upcoming presidential election, the military is fighting to preserve its authority.
  • SENATE-INDONESIA Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- The U-S Senate Foreign Relations Committee has voted to cut off nearly all aid to Indonesia in reaction to the violence in East Timor.
  • ALBRIGHT - TIMORVoice of America 27 September 1999 -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has met in New York (Sunday) with East Timorese independence leader Xanana Gusmao. In a statement to reporters, she demanded that the Indonesian government stop what she called collusion between the Indonesian military and anti-independence militias.
  • E. TIMOR SECURITYVoice of America 27 September 1999 -- A multinational peacekeeping force in East Timor has effectively taken over security from the Indonesian armed forces. But the commander of the peacekeeping mission, General Peter Cosgrove says Indonesia still has security responsibility in the troubled territory. The Australian military is apparently downplaying the transfer of power out of deference towards Jakarta.
  • E. TIMOR ATROCITIES Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- Recent media reports point to a lack of evidence of many of the atrocities and mass killings alleged to have taken place in East Timor. Humanitarian aid officials and refugee protection experts expect more evidence to come to light as peacekeepers are able to secure more of the territory.
  • E. TIMOR HANDOVER Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- The Indonesian military has formally handed over control of security in East Timor to the leaders of the multi-national peacekeeping force. The handover marks Indonesia's first step towards moving out of the territory since it invaded East Timor 24 years ago.
  • CLINTON-INDONESIA Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- President Clinton says he hopes Indonesia will emerge from the current crisis over East Timor to play a positive role in Asia's future.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- Afghanistan's Taleban movement says it has made strategic gains against opposition forces in the northern part of the country, capturing two key towns after three days of bloody fighting.
  • U-N - AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- A United Nations report released today (Monday) denounces Afghanistan's Taleban leadership for increases in fighting, drug production and human rights abuses in that country.
  • U-N - SIERRA LEONE PEACEKEEPING Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is calling for deployment of a six-thousand person peacekeeping force in Sierra Leone.
  • SRI LANKA - U-N Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister has blasted the United Nations for its statement issued last week on civilian casualties in the country.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- Chechen leader Aslan Maskhadov has appealed for an urgent meeting with President Boris Yeltsin as Russian warplanes rained bombs on the breakaway republic's capital for a fifth day.

News Reports

  • PINOCHET TRIAL Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- The extradition hearing of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has opened in London.
  • Multilaterals To Provide Colombia With Massive Loan PackageUSIA 27 September 1999 -- A group of multilateral lending institutions has agreed to provide Colombia with $4,200 million in loans for the next three years in support of a program to "restore confidence and reinvigorate the Colombian economy," the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced.

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