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14 December 1999 Military News

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  • Amb. Holbrooke Speaks Out on AIDS, Wars in Africa By Charles W. Corey USIA 14 December 1999 -- HIV/AIDS is an epidemic of "enormous, historic proportion" throughout sub-Saharan Africa, with more people dying from this dread disease than from the wars now ravaging the region, warns the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.
  • CHECHNYA OPERATIONS Voice of America 14 December 1999 -- Russian ground forces are said to be meeting stiff resistance from rebel fighters as they advance into the Chechen capital, Grozny.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 14 December 1999 -- Russia's defense ministry is denying Chechen reports that the full-scale storming of the capital has begun.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA RIGHTS Voice of America 14 December 1999 -- Russia's Human Rights Commissioner, Oleg Miranov, has discussed the Chechen situation with the United Nations' top human-rights official, Mary Robinson.
  • U-N-H-C-R / CHECHNYA Voice of America 14 December 1999 -- The United Nations Refugee Agency, U-N-H-C-R, says few civilians trapped in the Chechen capital, Grozny, appear to be taking up the Russian offer of safe passage out of the city.
  • Angola: A Call for Peace Thomas R. Pickering, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Catholic University, Luanda, Angola -- December 14, 1999 -- A year ago, the situation was vastly different. UNITA reneged on the terms of the Lusaka Protocols and Angola was plunged back into war. Tonight, Angolans hope for peace. But peace will not be achieved solely on the battlefield.
  • TAJIKISTAN - PROSPECTS FOR PEACE Voice of America 14 December 1999 -- Prospects for peace in Tajikistan improved this month as the country set dates for the long-awaited parliamentary elections.

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