17 December 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Text: U.S.-EU Statement of Principles on Small Arms and Light Weapons USIA 17 December 1999 -- The United States and the European Union agree that the problem of the destabilizing accumulation and spread of small arms and light weapons demands the urgent attention of the international community.
- U.S. Navy Awards Boeing MA-31 Quantity Procurement Contract Boeing 17 Dec 1999 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded an $18.8 million contract to The Boeing Company for procurement of 34 MA-31 target vehicles.
- General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Wins $324 Million Contract Modification for FY 2000 DDG 51 Destroyer General Dynamics 17 Dec 1999 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract modification to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works which provides funding for one ARLEIGH BURKE Class AEGIS guided missile destroyer.
- 17 December 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 17 Dec 1999
- PRESS BRIEFING BY CHAIRMAN OF ICC PREPARATORY COMMISSION United Nations 17 Dec 1999
- SUDAN POL Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- In Sudan, supporters of the leader of the dissolved national assembly are urging followers to be patient and avoid violence following the declaration of emergency measures by President Omar al-Bashir.
- U-N / SUDAN AID Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- The Sudanese government and rebels from the Sudan People's Liberation Army, S-P-L-A, have agreed to protect and respect the rights of humanitarian aid workers and aid beneficiaries.
- JAPAN / EAST TIMOR AID Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- In Tokyo on Friday, an international donors meeting agreed to give more than 520 million dollars for the reconstruction of East Timor.
- U-N / TIMOR REFUGEES Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- The United Nations refugee agency, U-N-H-C-R, says the flow of East Timorese refugees returning home from camps in West Timor is increasing.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- Russia's military says air force bombers have nearly doubled the recent number of sorties over Chechnya, targeting rebel positions on the outskirts of Grozny and in Chechnya's southeastern mountains.
- RUSSIA VOTES AS CHECHNYA BURNS Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- The Chechen war and the pending Russian elections, which are inextricably linked, according to many U-S analysts, continue to draw substantial comment in this country's editorial columns.
- UNHCR / CHECHNYA Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- The United Nations Refugee Agency, U-N-H-C-R, says the number of Chechens fleeing into the neighboring country of Georgia is increasing.
- Text: U.S.-EU Statement on Chechnya USIA 17 December 1999 -- The United States and the European Union are deeply concerned about the situation in Chechnya. A military solution to the conflict is not possible. We call for an immediate and lasting cease-fire throughout Chechnya and a political dialogue that can lead to a durable solution to the crisis.
- PRESS CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY UNITED STATES MISSION United Nations 17 Dec 1999
- SIERRA LEONE-BOCKARIE Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- In Sierra Leone, a top rebel military commander has disappeared, possibly fleeing the country. Mr. Bockarie said he believed Foday Sankoh, the leader of the Revolutionary United Front, the R-U-F, had planted assassins among his staff.
- LANKA / BASE Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels have captured a key military camp in northern Sri Lanka and have also shot down an air force helicopter gunship killing four airmen.
- YEARENDER: ETHIOPIA / ERITREA Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- Ethiopia and Eritrea fought sporadically throughout this past year, continuing the war that broke out in May 1998 in a dispute about the exact location of their border.
- CONGO REBELS Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- Three rival rebel groups fighting in Congo-Kinshasa opened talks in Uganda on Friday to overcome deep divisions between them and unify their ranks.
- G-8 / BERLIN SUMMIT Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- The world's leading industrialized nations stepped up their pressure on Russia Friday to end the war in Chechnya.
- YEARENDER: AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- 1999 was another year of dashed hopes that peace will return anytime soon to Afghanistan.
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