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03 November 1999 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • GAO Finds Boeing Did Not Withhold Fuel Tank Report Boeing 03 Nov 1999 -- Congressional investigators say The Boeing Company did not intentionally withhold a 1980 study on fuel pump performance in the E-4B. The 19-year-old report on fuel tank heating in a military version of the Boeing 747 was prepared for the U.S. Air Force.
  • Operational Evaluation Under Way For First Production Bell Boeing V-22 Boeing 03 Nov 1999 -- Its revolutionary technology has placed the Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey in a class by itself. Now in initial production, the tiltrotor aircraft, which has undergone extensive testing here, has entered a critical Operational Evaluation test period that will evaluate its suitability and effectiveness for operational use.
  • Boeing Sells ACES II® Ejection Seat Business to BFGoodrich Boeing 03 Nov 1999 -- The Boeing Company today announced it has sold its ACES II® ejection seat product line to The BFGoodrich Company. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Other Conflicts

  • PRESS BRIEFING ON AFGHANISTAN 3 November 1999 -- "We could have a serious humanitarian disaster on our hands come December, unless we gain access to the large number of displaced persons within the country", Eric de Mul, Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, told correspondents at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.
  • AFGHAN REFUGEES Voice of America 03 November 1999 -- The United Nations warned today (Wednesday) of a potential humanitarian disaster if humanitarian aid to refugees in Afghanistan is not provided by the end of November.
  • RUSSIA / YELTSIN Voice of America 03 November 1999 -- According to an opinion poll released Wednesday, Prime Minister Putin's popularity is reaching record highs because of the war with Chechnya, which many Russians support.
  • ARMENIA / POLITICS Voice of America 03 November 1999 -- Armenia's president, Robert Kocharian, has appointed Aram Sarkisian as the country's new prime minister. He replaces his brother, who was assassinated last week along with several other politicians.
  • A 'NEW ERA' BEGINS FOR EAST TIMOR Foreign Media Reaction Issue Focus 03 November 1999 -- A number of European commentators worried that Indonesia's new president, Abdurrahman Wahid, might not be up to the "Herculean task" of keeping the "bleeding [Indonesian] giant together" in the aftermath of independence for East Timor.
  • EAST TIMOR HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 03 November 1999 -- The head of the international peacekeeping force in East Timor says roughly 80-thousand people remain unaccounted for after the murderous rampage by anti-independence militias across the territory in September.
  • SRI LANKA BATTLES Voice of America 03 November 1999 -- In Sri Lanka, Tamil tiger rebels have attacked two strategically important towns in the country's north. Both the government forces and the rebels are reported to have suffered hundreds of casualties in fierce fighting.
  • Human Rights Experts Discuss Atrocities Prevention By Stuart Gorin Washington File 03 November 1999 -- A just-concluded conference organized to create an atrocities prevention regime brought together 130 government and nongovernment human rights experts from 10 nations.

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