18 November 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- NATO Commander Cites Success of U.S.-African Partnership By Jim Fisher-Thompson Washington File 18 November 1999 -- General Wesley Clark, supreme allied commander in Europe (SACEUR) for U.S. and NATO forces, presided over the closing of the first African Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) seminar, terming it "a remarkable educational endeavor."
- U.S. Navy Squadron Receives First Boeing Super Hornets Boeing 18 Nov 1999 -- The nation's first Super Hornet squadron -- VFA-122 -- received seven aircraft during an arrival ceremony here yesterday. The squadron will receive more than 34 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets during the next two years. The aircraft ferried from Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake, Calif., where the U.S. Navy recently completed the flying portion of the Super Hornet's operational evaluation.
- 18 November 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 18 Nov 1999
- PRESS BRIEFING ON CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT United Nations 18 Nov 1999
- PRESS BRIEFING BY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR SAMUEL "SANDY" BERGER November 18, 1999 -- President Yeltsin said that Russia is under the threat of what he described as "merciless terrorists;" that they were in favor of peace, but that that was only possible by eliminating the terrorists.
- Transcript: SecState Albright Press Briefing on OSCE, Chechnya 18 November 1999 -- Regarding Chechnya, Albright said President Clinton was very forceful during his meeting with Russian President Boris Yeltsin in expressing the U.S. view that the Russian approach is wrong and that "it would be leading to a cycle of violence and needed a political solution."
- Chechnya Dominates Opening Session of OSCE Summit By Wendy S. Ross Washington File 18 November 1999 -- Russia's military campaign in Chechnya, which has killed a growing number of civilians and caused a massive refugee flow out of the area, dominated the opening session of the summit here of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
- CLINTON - YELTSIN Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- President Clinton has joined world leaders at a summit of the Organization of Security and Cooperation Europe in condemning Russia's bloody military campaign in Chechnya, and calling for a political solution to the crisis.
- O-S-C-E / CHECHNYA Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- The Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe, the O-S-C-E, has opened a two-day summit in Istanbul. Russian President Boris Yeltsin is at the summit to defend his government's tough policy on Chechnya.
- OSCE SUMMIT/RUSSIA Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- Russia will now allow the chairman of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe to visit Chechnya so he can study how to resolve the conflict there peacefully.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- Russian troops have captured a key town in western Chechnya without firing a shot. Russian jets are keeping up a punishing aerial blitz on the Chechen capital, Grozny.
- RUSSIA / U-N / REFUGEES Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- The United Nations high commissioner for refugees, Sadako Ogata, says refugees fleeing what Russia calls its anti-terrorist operation in Chechnya need more humanitarian assistance.
- US-RUSSIA-OSCE Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- Russia has bowed to international political pressure and will allow a representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to visit Chechnya to seek a political solution to the conflict.
- INDONESIA / ACEH Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid was in Parliament Thursday, defending his controversial plan to hold a referendum in the northern province of Aceh.
- IS INDONESIA DISINTEGRATING? Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- Indonesia's president is standing by his idea of holding a referendum in the northern province of Aceh. But critics fear such a step may lead to Aceh's independence and a clamor by other provinces to follow.
- 'TALIBAN DOES NOT SUCCUMB, UN IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON AFGHANISTAN' ISSUE FOCUS November 18, 1999 Foreign commentators split along the fault line of the global Muslim community on one side and the rest of the world on the other regarding the UN's November 14 decision not to heed the Taliban's plea to delay sanctions on Afghanistan for the Islamic militia's failure to hand over Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden.
- AFGHAN / U-N Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- The United Nations says the Taleban movement in Afghanistan has guaranteed security for UN facilities in the country.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA United Nations 18 Nov 1999
- Transcript: Asst. Secretary Rice on Democratic Republic of Congo 18 November 1999 -- The United States "strongly" supports the implementation of the Lusaka Accords because it believes that agreement is "the only viable way to end the conflict" in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DROC) and bring "stability and development to the other countries in the region," says U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Susan Rice.
- LANKA / OPPOSITION Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- In Sri Lanka, the leader of the main opposition party and a candidate for president, has pledged to open talks with the Tamil Tiger rebels if he is elected.
- COLOMBIA REBELS Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- Colombia's Army says it has beat back a major guerrilla offensive in the southern part of the country. The Army claims it killed as many as 86 guerrillas in the counterattacks on Tuesday and Wednesday, while nine police were killed.
- ANGOLA / UNITA SUPPLIERS Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- Angolan authorities have allegedly uncovered evidence that could show where and how the UNITA rebel movement has been acquiring arms and equipment in defiance of U-N sanctions.
- LEGAL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS NEW ANTI-TERRORISM CONVENTION MAKING IT A CRIME TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR TERRORIST ACTS Press Release GA/L/3138 -- 18 November 1999 -- Member States would be urged by the General Assembly to sign and ratify an international convention designed to cut off the sources of funding for terrorist activities, according to a draft resolution approved without a vote this morning by the Sixth Committee (Legal).
- CLINTON - PIPELINE Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- The United States, concerned about potential instability in Russia and potential hostility in Iran, has long sought an oil pipeline that bypasses those two countries while tapping the rich fields of the Caspian Basin for international markets. Still, U-S officials insist Russia was not intentionally excluded from the Baku-Ceyhan project.
- TURKEY / PIPELINE Voice of America 18 November 1999 -- The proposed Baku-to-Ceyhan pipeline lies at the heart of a fierce battle for regional influence being waged between Turkey and the United States on the one hand, and Russia and Iran on the other.
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