Forces: October 14, 1999


Fiji will receive $250,000 per year from the US to train its military. This aid was suspended after the 1987 military coup but was restored recently after Fiji held new democratic elections.--Stephen V Cole

US Atlantic Command was converted on 1 Oct 99 into the new Joint Forces Command. This new Command has all of the responsibilities of the old Atlantic Command, but has also been given the "executive assignment" of designing new joint warfighting forces for future conflicts.--Stephen V Cole
NATO has opened its new Joint Headquarters Southwest (in Spain). This HQ is subordinate to NATO Southern HQ in Italy, and reflects Spain's decision to become part of the NATO military command structure.--Stephen V Cole


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