Forces: November 27, 1999


The defense ministers of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic (the three newest members of NATO) issued a statement on 4 Nov saying they would support Slovakia's bid to join NATO.--Stephen V Cole

The British Royal Navy and the Argentine Navy conducted their first joint exercise since the Falklands War on 1-4 Nov. The British frigate Somerset, the Argentine patrol boat Francisco de Gurruchaga, and the Argentine frigate Parker, along with several aircraft, conducted the exercise (which rescued the crew of a fishing boat pretending to be in distress). --Stephen V Cole


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