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Friday, November 12, 1999

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  • America’s Secret Sites: The Air Force’s "Area 51" in Nevada

    U.S. and British military planes once again bombed Southern Iraq yesterday, with Iraqi officials accusing the U.S. of targeting civilian sites. The planes conducted 75 missions in one day over the US-British imposed no-fly zones.

  • America’s Secret Sites: Plum Island Animal Disease Experimentation Center

    Defense Secretary William Cohen assigned a former CIA operative, Brigadier General Bruce M. Lawlor to head the coordination of the military’s response to a biological or nuclear attack by terrorists. Lawlor will command the Joint Task Force for Civil Support, and his responsibility will be to direct the armed services in support of federal agencies in the event of a major terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Lawlor worked for the C.I.A. during the Vietnam War.

  • Eighth Anniversary of the Santa Cruz Massacre in East Timor

    President Clinton meets today with newly elected Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, who has announced that he will pardon the country’s former dictator Suharto after putting him on trial for corruption. [includes rush transcript]