23 November 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Boeing Installs Cargo Door on U.S. Navy's First C-40A Airlifter Boeing 23 Nov 1999 -- Boeing has installed the main-deck cargo door on the company's first 737-700C (Convertible) aircraft at its Wichita, Kan., facility. The newly designed 11-foot-wide by 7-foot-high door is the most prominent modification to the newest member of the Next-Generation 737 family. The U.S. Navy is the kick-off customer for the program and is purchasing the aircraft to replace its fleet of C-9 airlifters.
- 23 November 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 23 Nov 1999
- RUSSIA / REFUGEES Voice of America 23 November 1999 -- Russia's migration office says 215-thousand people have fled fighting in Chechnya by crossing into neighboring Ingushetia.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 23 November 1999 -- Russian forces are pounding a strategic town south of the Chechen capital, Grozny, in a drive to cut off the capital's largest remaining rebel supply and escape route.
- ASSESSING THE WINNERS AND LOSERS FROM OSCE SUMMIT IN ISTANBUL USIA Issue FocusNovember 23, 1999 -- The breach between Russian President Yeltsin and Western leaders over Chechnya dominated European media coverage. Editorials in Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Belgium cast doubt on the value of the documents signed in Istanbul--given Moscow's perceived flouting of their principles--and further asserted that the Western leaders' "lukewarm protests" against Chechnya fell short, leaving Mr. Yeltsin to conclude that he can "continue his war" without fear of "punishment."
- PRESS BRIEFING BY SIERRA LEONE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE United Nations 23 Nov 1999
- AUSTRALIA-E.TIMOR Voice of America 23 November 1999 -- Australia is strengthening its military commitment in East Timor, and increasing defense spending by one-billion dollars a year for the next three years.
- THE IRISH PEACE ACCORD REVITALIZED Voice of America 23 November 1999 -- The peace talks between Republicans and Unionists in Northern Ireland appear to be making progress again after grinding to a halt just months ago.
- BURUNDI ATTACK Voice of America 23 November 1999 -- At least 20 people have been killed in Burundi (Tuesday) in fighting between the army and rebels and in a grenade attack in the African nation's capital, Bujumbura.
- ALGERIA ISLAMIST / BURIAL Voice of America 23 November 1999 -- Supporters of a slain Algerian Islamic leader gathered for his funeral in Algiers Tuesday. Analysts fear the murder could undermine efforts to end a seven-year insurgency by Islamic militants.
- EGYPTIAN NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW WITH ISLAMIC GROUP LEADER Date Reported: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 U.S. Embassy Cairo submits the following report: Taha states that he and other IG leaders are committed to a universal cease-fire. While he says the killing of Muslim civilians is religiously forbidden, he is less forthright about the killing of non-Muslim civilians.
- CONSENSUS ELUDES LEGAL COMMITTEE IN FINAL ACT OF SESSION AS IT RECOMMENDS BLANKET CONDEMNATION OF TERRORISM Press Release GA/L/3140 - 23 November 1999 -- The General Assembly would ask States to enact legislation to ensure that violators of United Nations anti-terrorism instruments are brought to trial, according to a draft resolution approved by the Sixth Committee (Legal) this morning as it concluded its work for the session.
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