20 October 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Greece to Receive Seven New Boeing CH-47D Chinooks Boeing 20 Oct 1999 -- Boeing has completed contract negotiations with the U.S. Army for the purchase of seven new Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopters that will be delivered to the Greek Army under a Foreign Military Sale program. The value of the FMS program is in excess of $200 million.
- Boeing Signs Agreement With Meteor Missile Team Boeing 20 Oct 1999 -- Boeing has become the U.S. partner on the Matra-BAe Dynamics Meteor missile team that is pursuing the United Kingdom Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) program.
- 20 October 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 20 Oct 1999
- BRIEFING BY SPECIAL ENVOY TO AFGHANISTAN United Nations 20 Oct 1999
- BRIEFING BY SPECIAL ENVOY TO AFGHANISTAN 20 October 1999 -- The fighting had not significantly changed the situation on the ground. Rather, it had resulted in many deaths and the destruction of villages and the country's sparse infrastructure.
- U-N - AFGHANISTAN - BRAHIMI Voice of America 20 October 1999 -- The United Nations is stepping up pressure on Afghanistan's Taleban to stop military aggression against its opponents and seek a political settlement to the country's civil war.
- New UN Security Council Action Strengthens Fight Against Terrorism By Judy Aita USIA 20 October 1999 -- By adopting a resolution declaring that there are no excuses for terrorism nor should terrorists be given safe havens, the Security Council spoke with one unequivocal voice October 19 and added to an expanding list of international laws and legal instruments to counter the growing threat of terrorism at the end of the century.
- RUSSIA'S CHECHEN OPERATION; WEST'S 'WEAK' REACTION CONTINUE TO DRAW EDITORIAL FIRE USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 20 October 1999 -- As Russia presses on with its nearly month-old military operation in Chechnya, media voices outside of Russia continued to criticize the Kremlin's "dangerous adventure," and particularly its "use of force to resolve a problem that can only be settled politically." A number of analysts noted Prime Minister Putin's "soaring popularity" among the Russian public as a result of his "iron-fisted" approach to the Caucasian republic.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 20 October 1999 -- Russian President Boris Yeltsin, recovering from a recent bout of influenza, summoned top security officials to his country residence to discuss Russia's next move in the breakaway region of Chechnya.
- ABDURRAHMAN WAHID PROFILE Voice of America 20 October 1999 -- Abdurrahman Wahid, better known throughout the nation as Gus Dur, is the leader of the Nahdlatul Ulama, perhaps the largest Islamic organization in the world with a membership estimated at between 30 and 40 million.
- INDONESIA PRESIDENT Voice of America 20 October 1999 -- Indonesia has elected a prominent moderate Muslim leader President Abdurrahman Wahid (of the Nation Awakening Party P-K-B).
- Texts: U.S. Senators Introduce Comprehensive Aid Plan for Colombia USIA 20 October 1999 -- Senators Mike DeWine (Republican of Ohio) and Paul Coverdell (Republican of Georgia) are sponsoring legislation that would provide $1,600 million in aid to Colombia through fiscal year 2002.
- ANGOLA / UNITA Voice of America 20 October 1999 -- The government of Angola says its troops have captured the main strongholds of the UNITA rebel movement.
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