25 December 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- IVORY COAST COUP Voice of America 25 December 1999 -- The former army chief who ousted the president of Ivory Coast is consolidating his hold on power. The country's top military and police leaders have publicly come out in support of the new ruling military junta led by General Robert Guei.
- RUSSIA/CHECHNYA Voice of America 25 December 1999 -- Russian news agencies report that the all-out assault on the Chechen capital Grozny has begun. Moscow has warned Grozny residents to remain in their basement hideouts until the assault is over.
- PLANE HIJACKING Voice of America 25 December 1999 -- The hijackers of an Indian airliner are negotiating with officials of the Taleban movement in Afghanistan, where the plane has been on the ground overnight.
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