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September 21, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Encouraged by their initial deployment in East Timor, international peacekeepers took control of the capital, Dili, on Monday and prepared to move into Baukau, the territory's second-largest city. The commander of the U.N.-sanctioned, Australian-led Operation Stabilize, Maj. Gen.
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February 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
In a crackdown on bullying and beatings within the ranks, Australia's military stopped work to give soldiers and sailors a talk on respect and being nice. About 50,000 Australian military personnel around the country and on warships attended a two-hour lecture warning against intimidation and harassment. The move comes after an inquiry into brutality in the military, including beatings and humiliation. Eleven soldiers are facing charges.
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September 15, 1999 | DAVID LAMB and MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Indonesian troops here were placed on high alert Tuesday in anticipation of a U.N. Security Council vote creating an Australian-led peacekeeping force for East Timor, Western military sources said.
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September 28, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With peacekeepers extending their mission, control of East Timor's second-largest city passed, without a shot being fired, from the Indonesian military to 100 Australian and Philippine soldiers of the U.N.-sanctioned force. "It was tense for a few minutes when we came in two days ago," Philippine Capt. James Balaino said Monday. "They stared us down with cocked rifles at the ready. But the hostility didn't last long. I think they were happy to leave."
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February 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
In a crackdown on bullying and beatings within the ranks, Australia's military stopped work to give soldiers and sailors a talk on respect and being nice. About 50,000 Australian military personnel around the country and on warships attended a two-hour lecture warning against intimidation and harassment. The move comes after an inquiry into brutality in the military, including beatings and humiliation. Eleven soldiers are facing charges.
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November 24, 1992 | From Reuters
The Labor government, after months of debate, Monday scrapped a ban on homosexuals joining the Australian armed forces, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Paul Keating said. A late-night Cabinet meeting settled the issue. It had pitted Defense Minister Robert Ray against Atty. Gen. Michael Duffy, who has been pushing for the move on human rights grounds. Ray had argued that homosexuals could threaten cohesion and morale in the military.
BUSINESS
July 3, 1990
Rockwell International's Defense Electronics division in Anaheim is negotiating with the Royal Australian Air Force for a contract to upgrade that country's fleet of F-111C fighter aircraft. John A. McLuckey, president of the Anaheim unit, said Monday that the company hopes to negotiate a contract worth more than $150 million by mid-August. Under a contract, Rockwell would probably modernize the avionics systems in Australia's 24 F-111C fighters.
NEWS
March 16, 1989
Troops from Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States launched an 18-day military exercise designed to test battlefield procedures they could use as a coordinated force in any future war. About 5,000 troops from the four nations assembled on the central California coast and nearby Ft. Hunter Liggett in Monterey County, where they will engage in both daytime and nighttime joint maneuvers, including helicopter landings on the Australian Navy amphibious ship Tobruk and the U.S. Navy's Ft.
NEWS
July 29, 1988
U.S. Ambassador to Australia William Lane presented a check for $4.4 million to Australian and New Zealand veterans of the Vietnam War who suffered from the effects of Agent Orange, saying the settlement was due to the "American constitutional democratic process." The pay-out is a share of the $13-million settlement handed down recently by the U.S. Supreme Court against manufacturers of the defoliant.
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March 11, 1988 | From Reuters
Two Australian air force aerobatic jets collided in midair Thursday but the pilots of both planes suffered only minor injuries, a Defense Department spokesmen said. One pilot landed his aircraft safely but the second was forced to eject.
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September 21, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Encouraged by their initial deployment in East Timor, international peacekeepers took control of the capital, Dili, on Monday and prepared to move into Baukau, the territory's second-largest city. The commander of the U.N.-sanctioned, Australian-led Operation Stabilize, Maj. Gen.
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September 20, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Australian-led international peacekeeping force arrived by ship and plane in East Timor today to end weeks of militia violence that has laid waste to the territory and uprooted virtually its entire population. The first C-130 Hercules transport plane, carrying a contingent of troops from Australia and New Zealand, touched down at Dili's Comoro Airport at dawn. There was no resistance, and the arriving troops received a cordial welcome from the dozen Indonesian army officers at the airport.
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September 15, 1999 | DAVID LAMB and MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Indonesian troops here were placed on high alert Tuesday in anticipation of a U.N. Security Council vote creating an Australian-led peacekeeping force for East Timor, Western military sources said.
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May 12, 1993 | Associated Press
British-produced combat boots apparently aren't fit for Australian feet. So, after 30 years, the military will develop a new design after surveying the feet of more than 5,000 soldiers. Army spokesman Chris Ducardus said data indicates the typical Australian foot is broader across the front and narrower at the heel than its British counterpart. Design consultants say the difference results from climate. People in colder Britain tend to wear shoes regularly from an early age.
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April 4, 1993 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Marine pleaded guilty Saturday during a court-martial on charges of theft and assault for grabbing a vendor's canes and hitting the man when he gave chase. Pfc. Larry T. Thomas of Maricopa County, Ariz., was sentenced to two months of confinement, a month at hard labor, a fine and a reduction in rank on charges of theft and assault. He is the first American serviceman to be convicted of misconduct since U.S.-led coalition forces arrived on Dec.
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November 24, 1992 | From Reuters
The Labor government, after months of debate, Monday scrapped a ban on homosexuals joining the Australian armed forces, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Paul Keating said. A late-night Cabinet meeting settled the issue. It had pitted Defense Minister Robert Ray against Atty. Gen. Michael Duffy, who has been pushing for the move on human rights grounds. Ray had argued that homosexuals could threaten cohesion and morale in the military.
NEWS
September 28, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With peacekeepers extending their mission, control of East Timor's second-largest city passed, without a shot being fired, from the Indonesian military to 100 Australian and Philippine soldiers of the U.N.-sanctioned force. "It was tense for a few minutes when we came in two days ago," Philippine Capt. James Balaino said Monday. "They stared us down with cocked rifles at the ready. But the hostility didn't last long. I think they were happy to leave."
NEWS
April 4, 1993 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Marine pleaded guilty Saturday during a court-martial on charges of theft and assault for grabbing a vendor's canes and hitting the man when he gave chase. Pfc. Larry T. Thomas of Maricopa County, Ariz., was sentenced to two months of confinement, a month at hard labor, a fine and a reduction in rank on charges of theft and assault. He is the first American serviceman to be convicted of misconduct since U.S.-led coalition forces arrived on Dec.
BUSINESS
July 3, 1990
Rockwell International's Defense Electronics division in Anaheim is negotiating with the Royal Australian Air Force for a contract to upgrade that country's fleet of F-111C fighter aircraft. John A. McLuckey, president of the Anaheim unit, said Monday that the company hopes to negotiate a contract worth more than $150 million by mid-August. Under a contract, Rockwell would probably modernize the avionics systems in Australia's 24 F-111C fighters.
NEWS
March 16, 1989
Troops from Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States launched an 18-day military exercise designed to test battlefield procedures they could use as a coordinated force in any future war. About 5,000 troops from the four nations assembled on the central California coast and nearby Ft. Hunter Liggett in Monterey County, where they will engage in both daytime and nighttime joint maneuvers, including helicopter landings on the Australian Navy amphibious ship Tobruk and the U.S. Navy's Ft.
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