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10 November 1999 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • Boeing Delivers Final LRIP 1 Super Hornet Two Months Early Boeing 10 Nov 1999 -- Boeing completed delivery of the first low-rate initial production F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to the U.S. Navy Nov. 9 -- almost two months ahead of schedule. The single-seat E model aircraft's contractual delivery date was Dec. 31. All 12 of the LRIP 1 aircraft were delivered by Boeing on or ahead of their contractual delivery date.

Other Conflicts

  • RUSSIA / FOREIGN Voice of America 10 November 1999 -- Russia is reacting forcefully to the growing chorus of international criticism of its military offensive in Chechnya. Russian officials are urging the West not to focus on Chechnya during next week's European security summit.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 10 November 1999 -- Chechnya's leader has made an urgent plea for peace talks -- as Russian air and artillery forces continue to pound targets throughout the breakaway republic.
  • TURMOIL IN THE CAUCASUS Voice of America 10 November 1999 -- In Dagestan, Shamil Basayev's forces, including both Dagestani and Chechen Islamic militants, crossed the border. Russia's policy of maintaining instability keeps the West out and allows Moscow once again to project power. What's going on in Chechnya today is genocide. It compels us to think about serious measures to punish Russia.
  • INDONESIA ACEH Voice of America 10 November 1999 -- Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid is facing growing opposition within the government for the idea of holding an independence referendum in the troubled northern Aceh province.
  • ACEH / MEDIA Voice of America 10 November 1999 -- Journalists in Indonesia are facing prosecution for broadcasting interviews with the leader of separatist rebels in the troubled northern Aceh province.
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY UNITED NATIONS RESIDENT HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR REPUBLIC OF CONGO 10 November 1999 -- Bill Paton, United Nations Resident Humanitarian Coordinator for the Republic of the Congo, said there were 810,000 displaced and recently returned persons in the country. About 100,000 of them had reached the coastal town of Port Noire, while a couple of hundred thousand others had reached the capital city of Brazzaville. He said about half a million were st
  • CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE RELIEF Voice of America 10 November 1999 -- The United Nations relief coordinator in Congo-Brazzaville, Bill Paton, says that although much suffering continues there, conditions are slowly starting to improve.
  • SRI LANKA OPPOSITION Voice of America 10 November 1999 -- Sri Lanka's main opposition leader, and President Chandrika Kumaratunga's main rival in the next month's presidential elections, Ranil Wickremesinghe, says when he wins power he will begin talks with the Tamil Tiger rebels.
  • ARMENIAN AFTERMATH Voice of America 10 November 1999 -- Allegations of external involvement in the shootings have been published in the press, but the sources of this violence are more likely domestic.
  • ANGOLA / UNITA Voice of America 10 November 1999 -- Authorities in Ireland appear to have suspended one of the last means of communication used by Angola's UNITA rebel movement.
  • Rwanda War Crimes Tribunal Working To Speed Up Trials By Judy Aita Washington File 10 November 1999 -- Concerned about the delays in bringing indicted war criminals to trial, the president of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is now faced with the Rwandan government's refusal to cooperate with the tribunal.
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News Reports

  • COLOMBIA DRUGS Voice of America 10 November 1999 -- The power of Colombia's drug mafias finally began to unravel three years ago, with the arrest of the Rodriguez-Orejuela brothers, the leaders of the Cali cartel. This time, there was no new mafia to take their place.

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