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25 October 1999 Military News

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Defense Industry

  • Boeing Awards Chinook Maintenance Contract To DARA Boeing 25 Oct 1999 -- The Boeing Company has awarded a contract to the United Kingdom's Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA) for inspection and repair work on CH-47 Chinook helicopter transmissions in Europe.

Other Conflicts

  • 25 October 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 Oct 1999
  • INDONESIA-MILITARY Voice of America 25 October 1999 -- In last week's elections, Indonesia gained something it has never had: a civilian government. That is an enormous change in a country where the role of the military in politics has long been enshrined.
  • SECURITY COUNCIL ESTABLISHES UN TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN EAST TIMOR FOR INITIAL PERIOD UNTIL 31 JANUARY 2001 Press Release SC/6745 - 25 October 1999 - The Security Council this morning established the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) for an initial period until 31 January 2001. It will be responsible for the administration of East Timor and empowered to exercise all legislative and executive authority, including the administration of justice.
  • BRIEFING BY UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS 25 October 1999 - The Under- Secretary-General for Peace-Keeping Operations, Bernard Miyet, said that though this mission would not be as politically complex as the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, it would certainly be one of the largest and most ambitious operations the Organization had ever taken on. The mission would comprise three main components: governance and public administration; humanitarian assistance and emergency rehabilitation; and a military component. The military component would have strength of up to 8,950 troops and up to 200 military observers. Civilian police would be part of the public administration component with strength of up to 1,640 officers.
  • Text: Ambassador Burleigh's Security Council Remarks on East Timor USIA 25 October 1999 -- Supporting the establishment of the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) October 25, U.S. Ambassador Peter Burleigh said the international community must help the people of East Timor rebuild their lives and their country.
  • UN Security Council Authorizes East Timor Administration By Judy Aita USIA 25 October 1999 -- The Security Council instructed the United Nations to undertake one of the largest and most costly operations in the organization's history October 25, establishing the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) to exercise all legislative, executive and military authority in the territory.
  • Text: UNHCR Ogata Alarmed about Civilian Casualties in Chechnya USIA 25 October 1999 -- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Sadako Ogata expressed "alarm about reports of growing civilian casualties resulting from Russia's military crackdown in Chechnya where there is virtually no international humanitarian or monitoring presence."
  • U-N / TIMOR ADMINISTRATION Voice of America 25 October 1999 -- The United Nations Security Council today (Monday) unanimously approved the establishment of a Transitional Administration in East Timor which could lay the groundwork for independence there.
  • U-N-H-C-R / CHECHNYA Voice of America 25 October 1999 -- The top U-N refugee official, Sadako Ogata, has appealed to Russia to re-open the border between Chechnya and the neighboring republic of Ingushetia.
  • U-S / CHECHNYA Voice of America 25 October 1999 -- The United States has again criticized Russia's military offensive in the Breakaway republic of Chechnya.
  • RUSSIA/CHECHNYA Voice of America 25 October 1999 -- Russian tanks are pushing forward to the outskirts of the Chechen capital, Grozny, while jets and artillery bombard suspected rebel positions.
  • U-N / BURUNDI Voice of America 25 October 1999 -- A United Nations special investigator reports a sharp deterioration in the human rights situation in Burundi as a consequence of the country's civil war and worsening economic conditions.

News Reports

  • U-S - TALEBAN - BIN LADEN Voice of America 25 October 1999 -- Representatives of the U-S Government and Afghanistan's dominant Taleban faction have met in Washington to discuss demands for the expulsion of terror suspect Osama Bin Laden.
  • U-S - TALEBAN - BIN LADEN Voice of America 25 October 1999 -- Representatives of the U-S Government and Afghanistan's dominant Taleban faction have met in Washington to discuss demands for the expulsion of terror suspect Osama Bin Laden.



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