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12 October 1999 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • Boeing Awarded Contract To Upgrade E-6 Cockpit Boeing 12 Oct 1999 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command to modernize the cockpits of its fleet of 16 E-6 aircraft. The contract, including all options, is worth $123 million.
  • Team ABL Successfully Completes Testing of Updated Laser Module Boeing 12 Oct 1999 -- Team ABL -- the U.S. Air Force, Boeing, TRW and Lockheed Martin -- has taken another significant step toward deploying the Air Force's Airborne Laser (ABL) missile defense system by successfully completing the testing of the TRW-developed laser module that will serve as the technical foundation for the ABL's flight laser modules.

Other Conflicts

  • AUSTRALIA - INDONESIA Voice of America 12 October 1999 -- The Australian and Indonesian governments are continuing to trade charges over Sunday's clash along the border dividing East and West Timor.
  • INDONESIA / AUSTRALIA / TIMOR Voice of America 12 October 1999 -- Indonesian Military Chief General Wiranto has visited the area along the East and West Timor border where Australian led peacekeeping forces clashed with Indonesian troops last Sunday.
  • TIMOR REPATRIATION Voice of America 12 October 1999 -- The United Nations Refugee Agency, U-N-H- C-R, says its airlift of East Timorese refugees from West Timor to the East Timor capital, Dili, is gathering speed.
  • On-the-Record Briefing on Recent Trip to Indonesia Harold Hongju Koh, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor -- October 12, 1999 -- We found that the Indonesian civilian authorities, in particular, are making a very good faith effort to try to provide humanitarian assistance. On the other hand, the safety considerations were absolutely predominant. People in the camps are living in fear of the militias. We saw widespread evidence of their presence. We found clear examples of what I think could be called the intertwining of activities or collusion command between the militias and the formal Indonesian military. In the West Timor camps there seems to be a great deal of role confusion between militias and military.
  • ETHIOPIA / ERITREA Voice of America 12 October 1999 -- Eritrea says Ethiopia is destroying border villages in the latest violence of their 16-month war.
  • RUSSIA / ISLAMIC MILITANTS Voice of America 12 October 1999 -- Russian forces continue a shelling and bombing campaign against what officials describe as "terrorist bases" of Islamic militants inside the breakaway republic of Chechnya.
  • U-N - BURUNDI KILLING Voice of America 12 October 1999 -- The United Nations says two of its humanitarian workers in Burundi were killed in an ambush in the southeastern part of that country.

News Reports

  • JUSTICE FOR GENERAL PINOCHET Voice of America 12 October 1999 -- The case has raised many legal questions, including the central one of pitting diplomatic immunity for former national leaders, versus the responsibility of other nations to enforce international treaties banning criminal actions against prisoners.

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