28 September 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- British - U.S. Study Affirms V-22 Osprey Effectiveness Boeing 28 Sep 1999 -- An independent British/U.S. study jointly assessed the potential for the V-22 to meet current and future U.K. vertical airlift requirements. The requirements for this study were based on the Royal Navy's Future Amphibious Support Helicopter program, as well as the U.K.'s recent Strategic Defence Review.
- KAMOV/ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES Ka-50-2 ATTACK HELICOPTER COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT DEMONSTRATIONS IN TURKEY Israel Aerospace Industries 28 Sep 1999 -- Israel Aircraft Industries and Kamov conducted a series of successful flight demonstrations in Turkey of the Russian Ka-50-2 attack helicopter.
- 28 September 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 28 Sep 1999
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON EAST TIMOR BY XANANA GUSMAO AND JOSE RAMOS HORTA 28 September 1999 -- The multinational force in East Timor must rapidly expand to start building peace and security in the territory, East Timorese leaders Xanana Gusmao and Jose Ramos Horta told correspondents at a press conference, sponsored by Portugal, at Headquarters this afternoon.
- CONGRESS-INDONESIA Voice of America 28 September 1999 -- Several pieces of legislation are pending in the U-S Congress dealing with the crisis in East Timor. A Senate Committee is backing a bill that calls for a cut-off of all U-S assistance to Jakarta, except humanitarian aid. House of Representatives is focusing on the Australian-led international peace keeping force.
- Texts: Amb. George Moose Statements on East Timor USIA 28 September 1999 -- The United States supported the call for the special session of the UN Human Rights Commission because of its deep concern over the human rights crisis in East Timor and the threats posed to the outcome of the UN-sponsored free and fair vote by the violence that swept East Timor since that vote, said Ambassador George Moose, the U.S. delegate to the special session.
- Byliner: Humanitarian Aid for the Timorese -- No Time to Lose USIA 28 September 1999 -- The humanitarian crisis in Timor has produced an outpouring of concern worldwide for the well-being of Timorese, approximately 140,000 of whom have taken refuge in West Timor. Irrespective of questions of politics, religion or place of refuge, the urgent plight of these people must concern us all.
- COHEN-AUSTRALIA-TROOPS Voice of America 28 September 1999 -- U-S Defense Secretary William Cohen says Washington will consider sending more help to the Australian-led peacekeeping force in East Timor. But he made it clear that help is not likely to include combat troops. Mr. Cohen's comments came in an interview on Australian television.Mr. Cohen is beginning meetings with Australian officials.
- E. TIMOR PEACEKEEPERS Voice of America 28 September 1999 -- Troops from INTERFET, the United Nations peacekeeping force in East Timor, have carried out what spokesmen call another successful anti-militia operation in outlying territory.
- U-N / TIMOR AID Voice of America 28 September 1999 -- The United Nations Refugee Agency, U-N-H-C-R, says it hopes to gain access soon to tens of thousands of East Timorese refugees who have fled or been deported to West Timor. The agency says it has made some progress with the authorities in West Timor in persuading them that United Nations aid workers be allowed to assist the East Timorese refugees
- INDONESIA / AUSTRALIA RELATIONS Voice of America 28 September 1999 -- Relations between Australia and its nearest Asian neighbor, Indonesia, have deteriorated sharply since Australia assumed leadership of the multi-national peacekeeping force in East Timor.Australia says Indonesia is deliberately trying to discredit it.
- AUSTRALIA - INDONESIA Voice of America 28 September 1999 -- Australian officials lashed out Tuesday at Indonesia, saying there is a campaign to discredit Australia's leadership of the multi-national peacekeeping force in East Timor. The comments come after a series of Indonesian media reports, claiming Australian troops are torturing pro-independence militia men.
- E TIMOR RAIDS Voice of America 28 September 1999 -- United Nations troops conducted two raids on East Timorese militia strongholds Monday. The raids come amid reports that pro-Indonesia militias plan to launch a guerilla war against the multi-national peacekeeping force
- Text: FAO's Special Alert on East TimorUSIA 28 September 1999 -- Ongoing violence in East Timor is hampering humanitarian and fooddistribution operations and exacerbating the food shortage and healthproblems among thousands of refugees and displaced people, the UnitedNations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a special newsalert on East Timor September 28.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 28 September 1999 -- Tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing Chechnya, as Russian jets continue air strikes on the breakaway region.
- U-N-H-C-R / CHECHEN REFUGEES Voice of America 28 September 1999 -- The United Nations refugee agency, U-N-H-C-R, reports that around 50-thousand people from Chechnya have fled to the neighboring republic of Ingushetia.
- ANGOLA / FIGHTING Voice of America 28 September 1999 -- In Angola, the UNITA rebel movement continues to deny reports that it has lost one of its major strongholds to advancing government troops.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY FOREIGN MINISTER OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA United Nations 28 Sep 1999
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