11 December 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- CHECHNYA/CHECKPOINT Voice of America 11 December 1999 -- The Russian military in Chechnya has opened a corridor to allow safe passage for civilians trying to get out of the capital, Grozny, before the army unleashes its full fury on the city.
- RUSSIA/CHECHNYA Voice of America 11 December 1999 -- Russia has backtracked over what was initially presented as a Saturday deadline telling residents of Grozny to leave or face certain death.
- Text: U.S. Welcomes Georgia's Position on Conflict in Chechnya USIA 11 December 1999 -- The United States welcomes Georgia's reiteration of its opposition to the use of its territory "by any forces involved in the conflict in Chechnya," Deputy State Department Spokesman James Foley said December 11.
- UGANDA/REBELS Voice of America 11 December 1999 -- In Uganda, rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces have launched a series of attacks over the past three days.
- LANKA/FIGHT Voice of America 11 December 1999 -- At least 230 Tamil Tiger rebels have been killed in an attack on a strategic military camp in Northern Sri Lanka.
- Transcript: Holbrooke, Feingold Hold Press Conf. In Kinshasa USIA 11 December 1999 -- After meeting with the signatories of the Lusaka Accords during his 10-nation trip across Africa, the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, said he and his delegation have found wide support for a facilitator to help ease the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DROC).
- WORLDWIDE CAUTION Terrorist Threat PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE -- December 11, 1999 -- The U.S. Government has credible information that terrorists are planning attacks specifically targeting American citizens during the period of time leading up to and through the beginning of the New Year and Ramadan events and celebrations (from now through early January 2000).
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