27 October 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- AFRICA / ARMS Voice of America 27 October 1999 -- Arms sales doubled last year in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study by a London-based research center.
- Hellfire II Lot 33 Delivery Ready After Perfect Day on the Range Lockheed Martin 27 Oct 1999 -- The laser-guided AGM-114K Hellfire II missile continued its winning fly-to-buy record in September when four missiles were successfully test-flown at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in Quality Assurance Lot Verification Tests. These successes cleared the 396 missiles of Lot 33 for U.S. Army delivery.
- 27 October 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 Oct 1999
- PRESS BRIEFING BY SECRETARY-GENERAL'S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA United Nations 27 Oct 1999
- BRIEFING BY PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE United Nations 27 Oct 1999
- BRIEFING BY UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS United Nations 27 Oct 1999
- UNITED NATIONS APPEALS FOR $199 MILLION TO MEET URGENT NEEDS STEMMING FROM CRISIS IN EAST TIMOR Press Release IHA/687 - 27 October 1999 - The United Nations today launched the Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for the East Timor Crisis, requesting $199 million to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of affected populations through June 2000.
- EAST TIMOR-U-N ADMINISTRATION Voice of America 27 October 1999 -- The United Nations official who heads the Transitional Administration in East Timor said today (Wednesday) there is no doubt the territory will become an independent nation but refused to predict when.
- RUSSIA'S 'ESCALATION IN CHECHNYA': WHAT CAN THE WEST DO? USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 27 October 1999 -- The escalation of Russian attacks in Chechnya as federal troops advance toward Grozny led commentators outside of Russia to ask anew what can be done to "stop this bloodbath." Opinionmakers from nearly all regions continued to register sharp disapproval of Russia's action, referring to it variously as "genocide temporarily camouflaged as an 'anti-terror action'" and a "campaign of attrition and human rights violations." Several stressed that Moscow has again embarked on an "unwinnable war" and warned that Russians are "wrong if they believe that, this time, they will be able to force Chechens to their knees quickly."
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 27 October 1999 -- Russian troops are pounding Chechnya's capital with rockets in the heaviest attack on the city since federal troops invaded the breakaway republic last month.
- BURUNDI-NYERERE Voice of America 27 October 1999 -- While fighting is on the rise in Burundi's civil war, talks to end the ethnic violence remain suspended after the death of mediator Julius Nyerere.
- ANGOLA / UNITA Voice of America 27 October 1999 -- Angolan government forces have launched a wide-ranging manhunt for Jonas Savimbi and other top officials of the UNITA rebel movement.
- ARMENIA SHOOTING Voice of America 27 October 1999 -- Gunmen who broke into Armenia's parliament killed Prime Minister Vazgen Sarkisian and several prominent lawmakers (Wednesday). Thirty people were wounded.
- U-S-ARMENIA REACT Voice of America 27 October 1999 -- President Clinton has condemned the shooting attack in the Armenian parliament, which came amid a renewed U-S diplomatic effort to resolve the dispute between Armenia and neighboring Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave in Azerbaijan.
- YEMEN KIDNAP Voice of America 27 October 1999 -- Security forces in Yemen say they have surrounded the hideout of gunmen who kidnapped three U-S citizens.
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