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September 30, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said Wednesday that the United States was increasing its commitment to the international peacekeeping force in East Timor and warned Indonesia to control its military activities in the territory. Cohen, on a three-hour stopover here en route to Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, said the helicopter carrier Belleau Wood would be dispatched to the area today after its crew completed loading in Okinawa.
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September 30, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said Wednesday that the United States was increasing its commitment to the international peacekeeping force in East Timor and warned Indonesia to control its military activities in the territory. Cohen, on a three-hour stopover here en route to Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, said the helicopter carrier Belleau Wood would be dispatched to the area today after its crew completed loading in Okinawa.
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September 9, 1999 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six months after leading NATO into a 78-day air campaign to stop "ethnic cleansing" in Kosovo and serving notice it would not let such human-rights atrocities go unchallenged again, the Clinton administration has decided to limit its military role in halting yet another convulsion of organized killing, this time in East Timor. "The United States is not planning on any insertion of peacekeeping forces" in the Indonesian province, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen stated Wednesday.
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September 9, 1999 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six months after leading NATO into a 78-day air campaign to stop "ethnic cleansing" in Kosovo and serving notice it would not let such human-rights atrocities go unchallenged again, the Clinton administration has decided to limit its military role in halting yet another convulsion of organized killing, this time in East Timor. "The United States is not planning on any insertion of peacekeeping forces" in the Indonesian province, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen stated Wednesday.
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