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29 November 1999 Military News

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Current Operations

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • Boeing Installs Engine in JSF X-32A Demonstrator Aircraft Boeing 29 Nov 1999 -- The Boeing Joint Strike Fighter One Team has installed the engine that will power the Boeing JSF X-32A concept demonstrator through flight testing. Designated the YF004, the engine has successfully completed 45 hours of acceptance testing at engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney's (UTX) facility in West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Boeing to Equip Cruise Missiles With Hard-Target Warhead Boeing 29 Nov 1999 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract modification to add a penetrating warhead capability to 50 of its Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missiles. Potential contract value is approximately $40 million over three years, which includes non-recurring costs for final development and qualification as well as conversions.

Other Conflicts

  • 29 November 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 29 Nov 1999
  • Fact Sheet: Sanctions Against the Taliban in Afghanistan USIA 29 November 1999 -- Taliban-controlled mass media in Afghanistan, regional, and international media are distorting the content and expected effects of the sanctions against the Taliban unanimously imposed by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267.
  • Conflict in Afghanistan risks spinning out of control, Kofi Annan warns. UN News Service 29 November 1999 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned that the on-going conflict in Afghanistan risks spinning out of control unless the international community awakens to its effect on the peace and security in the region
  • AFGHANS SURVIVING Voice of America 29 November 1999 -- Few places have suffered as long as Afghanistan, where 20 years of war and isolation from the rest of the world has wrecked the country's economy and left its infrastructure in shambles.
  • US Department of State Daily Press Briefing 29 November 1999 -- SUDAN - New legislation provides authority to change policy, but does not require policy change. US has made no decision on how to implement the legislation. US has long wanted its allies to press Sudan on human rights standards. US believes IGAD process is proper way to pursue serious peace agreement.
  • U-S / SUDAN AID Voice of America 29 November 1999 -- President Clinton has signed a wide-ranging budget bill that includes a provision authorizing the Administration to provide direct food aid to Sudanese rebels, who have been fighting the government in Khartoum for more than a decade.
  • INDONESIA - EAST TIMOR Voice of America 29 November 1999 -- East Timorese leader Xanana Gusmao blames a top Indonesian general for the destruction of East Timor that followed its vote for independence.
  • U-N / HOLBROOKE / TIMOR Voice of America 29 November 1999 -- Richard Holbrooke, the United States' ambassador to the United Nations, says the world community must take action immediately to re-settle refugees from East Timor, who are now living in fear in Indonesia's adjoining province of West Timor.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 29 November 1999 -- Russian forces have suffered a series of setbacks in Chechnya, amid mounting international criticism of Moscow's military offensive in the breakaway region.
  • INDONESIA - ACEH Voice of America 29 November 1999 -- In his policy toward Aceh, President Wahid is walking a very fine line between the need to quell Acehnese separatist unrest and the concerns expressed by Indonesia's powerful military.
  • NORTHERN IRELAND Voice of America 29 November 1999 -- Selection of the 12-member cabinet was delayed several months by a dispute over the timing of disarming the Irish Republican Army.

News Reports

  • MEXICO / STRIKE TALKS Voice of America 29 November 1999 -- Only a small fraction of UNAM's more than 250-thousand students are involved in the strike.



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