13 December 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Boeing Delivers Updated F-22 Integrated Avionics Package Boeing 13 Dec 1999 -- Boeing recently delivered an updated F-22 avionics flight test package, Block 1.2, to team partner Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Ga., ahead of schedule. Boeing is responsible for integrating the F-22's advanced avionics.
- 13 December 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 13 Dec 1999
- US Department of State Daily Press Briefing 13 December 1999 -- Readout of Recent Albright-Ivanov Conversation / Extension of Deadline to Chechen Civilians / Recent Positive Developments in Region / Prime Minister Putin Comments on Talks with Chechen Representatives
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 13 December 1999 -- Russian General Gennady Troshev has ordered the town of Shali, 20 kilometers southeast of the capital, to surrender or face destruction. Shali is the only sizable Chechen town still in rebel hands aside from Grozny.
- Russian Offensive in Chechnya Seen to Threaten Pipelines By Phillip Kurata USIA 13 December 1999 -- Russia's military operations in Chechnya threaten the East-West energy corridor from the Caspian Sea to Turkey, former U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski said.
- EAST TIMOR / INDONESIA Voice of America 13 December 1999 -- The head of the United Nations in East Timor says the newly-independent territory wants to forge strong ties with Indonesia.
- SUDAN EMERGENCY Voice of America 13 December 1999 -- The Sudanese capital, Khartoum, is reported calm today (Monday), after President Omar al-Bashir dissolved parliament and declared a state of emergency.
- NIGERIA ATTACK Voice of America 13 December 1999 -- The governor of Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, narrowly escaped death Sunday, after his car was ambushed by armed men. The city's police commissioner, Mike Okiro, blamed the Oodua People's Congress, a radical ethnic-Yoruba separatist group.
- WORLD COURT/NAMIBIA/BOTSWANA Voice of America 13 December 1999 -- Judges at the World Court at the Hague have settled a long-running dispute between Botswana and Namibia about ownership of an island in the Chobe River.
- SRI LANKA FIGHTING Voice of America 13 December 1999 -- Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels are claiming to have captured three strategic government military camps in the northern part of the country.
- CONGO FIGHTING Voice of America 13 December 1999 -- Rebel officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are reporting fresh clashes with government troops on the northwestern front.
- YEARENDER: AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 13 December 1999 -- 1999 was another year of dashed hopes that peace will return anytime soon to Afghanistan. The country's problems have been compounded by the Taleban's refusal to extradite accused terrorist Osama bin Laden, who is living in the country.
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