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12 January 2000 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • ORBITAL SET TO LAUNCH NEW OSP ROCKET FOR U.S.AIR FORCE ON JANUARY 14 Orbital Sciences Corp. 12 Jan 2000 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced that it is in final preparations to launch the U.S. Air Force's Orbital/Suborbital Program (OSP) space launch vehicle on Friday, January 14, 2000 from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California.

Other Conflicts

  • SIERRA LEONE-U-N PEACEKEEPERS Voice of America 12 January 2000 -- The United Nations Security Council is considering a plan to almost double the size of the UN peacekeeping force in Sierra Leone.
  • Security Council Considering Increase in Sierra Leone Peacekeepers By Judy Aita USIA 12 January 2000 -- The Security Council January 12 began reviewing Secretary General Kofi Annan's request for a sizeable increase in the number of UN peacekeepers in Sierra Leone and an expansion of their responsibilities to replace the Economic Community of West African States (ECOMOG) contingent withdrawing from Nigerian.

  • OCALAN / SENTENCE Voice of America 12 January 2000 -- Turkey's government announced late Wednesday that it had decided to suspend the execution of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan until the Strasbourg based European Court of Human Rights delivered its verdict on the case.
  • INDONESIA / VIOLENCE Voice of America 12 January 2000 -- Indonesia's Malukan Province is reporting new sectarian violence between Muslim and Christians.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 12 January 2000 -- Russia's military says it is advancing in several parts of Chechnya, despite a daring series of rebel counterattacks in federally-occupied towns.
  • BURUNDI ECONOMIC CRISIS Voice of America 12 January 2000 -- Fighting between rebels and government forces has forced hundreds of thousands of farmers from their fields, crippling the vital agricultural sector.
  • UNHCR / ANGOLA Voice of America 12 January 2000 -- The United Nations Refugee Agency, U-N-H-C-R, reports intensified fighting between Angolan government and UNITA rebel forces has prompted thousands of refugees to flee to neighboring Zambia.
  • ALGERIA / AMNESTY Voice of America 12 January 2000 -- Algeria's largest Islamic rebel group has reportedly dissolved itself after all its members received a full pardon from President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

News Reports

  • NEW UNITED NATIONS TREATY TARGETS FINANCING OF TERRORISM Press Release L/T/4342 PI/1216 - 12 January 2000 -- An anti-terrorism convention with a new focus - targeting those who finance terrorism was opened for signature on 10 January at the United Nations in New York. The latest in a series of interlocking conventions intended to combat terrorism, the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1999 without a vote. It will enter into force when it has been ratified by 22 States.
  • IVORY COAST / POLITICS Voice of America 12 January 2000 -- The new military leader in Ivory Coast is trying to forge a transition government more than two-weeks after seizing power.

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