22 January 2000 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- First Airborne Laser Aircraft Arrives at Boeing Wichita for Start of Major Modification Work Boeing 22 Jan 2000 -- The first Airborne Laser (ABL) flying platform - a 747-400 Freighter - flew into Boeing (NYSE: BA) facilities in Wichita, Kan., (Saturday, Jan. 22) and will immediately begin 18 months of major modification work by Team ABL. The aircraft left Paine Field in Everett, Wash., earlier on its next step toward becoming the world's first flying missile defense system.
- U-N/CHILD SOLDIERS Voice of America 22 January 2000 -- The treaty bans the forced recruitment of children under 18 as soldiers. The ban applies to both government and rebel armed groups. The discrepancy in the age limit between voluntary recruitment and participation in armed conflict will make the treaty more difficult to enforce.
- RUSSIA/VEDENO Voice of America 22 January 2000 -- Russian troops have reportedly seized the strategic Caucasus Mountain village of Vedeno in the breakaway Chechen republic.
- SERBIA/ARRESTS Voice of America 22 January 2000 -- Yugoslav police announced Saturday the arrest of three suspects in connection with the murder,one week ago of Serb Paramilitary leader Zeljko Raznatovic, better known as "Arkan",who was indicted for war crimes in Bosnia and Croatia.
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