15 January 2000 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Boeing Begins Final Assembly Of First 737-700 Airlifter For U.S. Navy Boeing 17 Jan 2000 -- Boeing has joined the wings to the fuselage of the company's first 737-700C (Convertible) aircraft at its Renton, Wash., facility. The U.S. Navy is the kick-off customer for the newest member of the Next-Generation 737 family and is purchasing the aircraft to begin replacing its fleet of C-9 airlifters.
- 17 January 2000 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 17 Jan 2000
- BURUNDI PEACE PROCESS Voice of America 15 January 2000 -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is making his first trip as the new chief mediator of the Burundi peace process.
- RUSSIA / CAUCASUS Voice of America 15 January 2000 -- Russian troops stepped up their attacks against fighters in the breakaway Chechen republic after saying they had regained ground lost when Chechen rebels counterattacked a week ago.
- BURUNDI - REGROUPMENT POLICY Voice of America 15 January 2000 -- Officials in Burundi say at least 17 people died in a rebel ambush Thursday, on a road about 50 kilometers from the capital, Bujumbura. The Burundian army has been fighting a rebel insurgency for more than six years.
- FREEDOM AROUND THE WORLD Voice of America 15 January 2000 -- Freedom House, a New York-based international human rights monitor, recently issued its Annual Survey of Freedom. Overall, eighty-five of the world's one hundred ninety-two countries are rated as free. According to the survey, there were modest gains for democracy in 1999, in the face of several setbacks.
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