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29 October 1999 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • Boeing SLAM ER Moves Closer to Full-Rate Production Boeing 29 Oct 1999 -- The U.S. Navy has successfully completed the first phase of its verification testing of its Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response, or SLAM ER, bringing the Boeing-made missile one step closer to entering full-rate production. The test took place on the China Lake, Calif., test ranges.

Other Conflicts

  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing OCTOBER 29, 1999 -- AFGHANISTAN -- Reports Usama bin Laden willing to leave Afghanistan/Security Council Resolution / US-Taliban Talks/Where should Usama bin Laden go if he leaves Afghanistan / Usama bin Laden relationship with the Pakistan military / US-Saudi Arabia discussions of counter terrorism & Usama bin Laden financing / Impact of Usama bin Laden leaving on US-Afghanistan relations
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing OCTOBER 29, 1999 -- RUSSIA/CHECHNYA -- Readout of Secretary's meeting with Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Rushaylo/Goals of IM's Visit/US position on Russia's actions in Chechnya / Is this counter terrorism or a civil conflict? / Update on situation in Chechnya/Is US considering sanctions against Russia / US assessment of conflicts in Chechnya and Kosovo
  • Atrocities Prevention: Lessons from Rwanda By Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes IssuesDavid J. Scheffer Speech at the Conference on Atrocities Prevention and Response at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum -- October 29, 1999
  • Text: U.S., Russia Joint Statement on Afghanistan, South Asia USIA 29 October 1999 -- The Russian Federation and the United States expressed serious concerns about the continuing armed conflict in Afghanistan and the continuing use of Taliban-controlled territory as a platform for international terrorism.
  • TIMOR / HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- Three United Nations human rights experts will go to East Timor next week to look into allegations of torture, illegal executions and violence against women.
  • SRI LANKA FIGHTING Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- There has been renewed fighting between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels in the north of Sri Lanka. At least 54 people have been killed in the latest battle.
  • TURKEY / KURDS Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- More members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, or P-K-K, have surrendered to Turkish authorities.
  • CLINTON - CHECHNYA Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- President Clinton is calling on Russia to seek a negotiated settlement to the conflict in Chechnya.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- U-S Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott is urging Russia to refrain from using military force in Chechnya and to search for a political solution to the conflict.
  • ANGOLA / UNITA / IRELAND Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- Stunned by battlefield setbacks, its leaders virtually incommunicado, the voice of Angola's UNITA rebel movement now appears to be emanating from an office in Ireland.

News Reports

  • ARMENIA / POLITICS Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- The killings have left a power vacuum in the country just as Armenia was taking steps to settle its feud with neighboring Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
  • BLOODSHED IN ARMENIA: PARLIAMENT ATTACKED Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- The killing of the Prime Minister and other top government officials at the Armenian parliamentstunned the world's Armenian community just as the celebration of the election of the catholicos (leader) of All Armenians was beginning.
  • AFGHAN TALEBAN - TIME RUNNING OUT Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- Time is running out for the Afghan Taleban. If they fail to expel international terrorist Usama bin Laden from Afghanistan by November 14th, United Nations sanctions will take effect.
  • AFGHAN / BIN LADEN Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- Taleban officials in Afghanistan say suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden has sent a letter to them outlining his conditions for leaving the country.

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