11 October 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- NATO AWACS Radar Improvement Program More Than Halfway Completed Boeing 11 Oct 1999 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that 11 of NATO's 17 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft have been retrofitted with Radar System Improvement Program (RSIP) kits. Completion of the entire fleet is scheduled for early 2000.
- 11 October 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Oct 1999
- W-H-O / EAST TIMOR Voice of America 11 October 1999 -- The World Health Organization, W-H-O, warns its operations in East Timor will come to an end within the next two or three months unless it gets more money. The Geneva-based agency says its appeal for nine-million dollars has not been successful, thereby jeopardizing important public health programs in East Timor.
- U-S / EAST TIMOR Voice of America 11 October 1999 -- The United States is playing only a supporting role in East Timor. The lead part in restoring order and security in the territory has been taken by Australia and New Zealand.
- TIMOR - CLASH Voice of America 11 October 1999 --Officials of the multinational peacekeeping force in East Timor say they are still trying to sort out the facts, after Sunday's incident in which they say Australian peacekeepers came under fire from pro-Jakarta militia members. Australian military officials want to know if Indonesian troops participated in the attack.
- RUSSIA / CHECHEN REFUGEES Voice of America 11 October 1999 -- Regional leaders in the Caucasus area say more than 150-thousand refugees have fled air strikes against Russia's breakaway republic of Chechnya. Officials in neighboring Ingushetia say they cannot cope with the growing number of displaced peoples and are calling on international aid organizations for assistance.
- RUSSIA - CHECHNYA Q&A Voice of America 11 October 1999 -- A VOA Moscow correspondent is in Grozny, Chechnya near the fighting between Russian and Chechen troops. He did a Q&A with VOA NEWS NOW.
- ANGOLA / UNITA / WAR Voice of America 11 October 1999 -- In Angola, a top official of the UNITA movement says rebel forces are prepared to fight on for years if necessary.
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