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27 January 2000 Military News

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  • ORBITAL SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTS THE INAUGURAL LAUNCH OF THE OSP ROCKET FOR THE U.S. AIR FORCE Orbital Sciences Corp. 27 Jan 2000 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced that it successfully carried out the inaugural launch of the U.S. Air Force's new Orbital/Suborbital Program (OSP) space launch vehicle, delivering 11 satellites and two scientific experiments into their targeted orbits.
  • Lockheed Martin Streamlines Aeronautical And Space Businesses Lockheed Martin 27 Jan 2000 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) announced actions to streamline its Aeronautical Systems and Space Systems business areas in a move to improve business operations by reducing general and administrative costs, speed decision-making processes and focus resources on program execution.

Other Conflicts

  • RWANDA WAR CRIMES Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- A U-N court has sentenced a former Rwandan factory director to life in prison for his part in the country's 1994 genocide.
  • LANKAN BLAST Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- At least 10-people have been killed and more than 70-others injured by an explosion in Northern Sri Lanka.
  • INDONESIA / GENERALS Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid has confirmed that four top generals serving in the presidential cabinet will be forced to retire from the armed forces.
  • PIPELINE POLITICS Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- The success of these projects would end an almost century-old Russian stranglehold on the oil and gas resources of the Caspian. Building those pipelines would in effect amount to cutting the Soviet-era umbilical cord which tied those nations to Russia against their will.
  • U-N / ERITREA, ETHIOPIA DROUGHT Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- The United Nations says millions of people in Ethiopia and Eritrea are going hungry and are in desperate need of food.
  • SHORT-LIVED COUP IN ECUADOR Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- A large group of Ecuador's Indians took over the Parliament in Quito last Friday, and with the support of some military leaders, demanded that President Mahuad resign.
  • ECUADOR ARRESTS Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- Authorities in Ecuador have arrested hundreds of army officers on charges of overthrowing president Jamil Mahuad last Friday.
  • ECUADOR-INDIANS Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- The leader of Ecuador's main Indian group has warned of protests if he is arrested for his role in last weekend's overthrow of President Jamil Mahuad.
  • ON THE PROGRESS OF THE ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION IN THE NORTH CAUCASUS SERGEI V. YASTERZHEMBSKY Acting RF President assistant on informational-analytical work of federal executive organs engaged in the conducting of an anti-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus - 27.01.2000 -- The Joint Grouping of federal forces is carrying out its combat tasks, above all, in Grozny. The troops and teams of the Chechen militia are moving into downtown Grozny and patrolling the liberated regions. There are only 57,000 troops of the Defence Ministry and 36,000 troops of the Interior Ministry in Chechnya. We think there are some 2,500-3,000 fighters in Grozny.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA / ANNAN Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- The Chechnya offensive is a top issue in talks between Russian officials and visiting U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan.
  • THAI / KAREN Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- Bomb threats have been reported in the western Thai town where a splinter faction of Karen ethnic Burmese insurgents occupied a hospital earlier this week.
  • ANGOLA / U-N PLANES Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- Doubts are being raised about the credibility of testimony to the U-N Security Council accusing Angola's UNITA rebel movement of downing two U-N aircraft a year ago.

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