21 November 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- RETOOLED AAVS FILTERING IN Marine Corps News 11/21/99 -- Reliability Availability Maintainability/Rebuild to Standard, will cost about $6 million to complete. It will improve and maintain the current fleet of Amphibious Assault Vehicles until the new Advanced AAVs arrive around 2012. I Marine Expeditionary Force currently has 30 of the improved RAMRS vehicles and will receive another 193 by December 2002. The Marine Corps will maintain a total of 680 by that time.
- SRI LANKA CHURCH ATTACK Voice of America 21 November 1999 -- At least 35 civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded in an attack on a 400-year-old Catholic shrine in Northern Sri Lanka.
- RUSSIA/CHECHNYA Voice of America 21 November 1999 -- Russian forces have moved closer to Chechnya's capital city, amid signs they will soon try to capture it. There are also signs that Russia's strategy involves much more than bombing.
- ALGERIA / MASSACRES Voice of America 21 November 1999 -- Security forces in Algeria report 15-people have been killed and eight wounded in an Islamist militant attack.
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