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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | October 4, 1990
MOSCOW -- A fierce debate over the Communist Party's continuing control of the armed forces, KGB and police came to a head yesterday in the Soviet parliament, blocking passage of a landmark bill giving a legal basis to the new multiparty system.Many deputies argued that the party units that have traditionally overseen every move of the army and security services must be dissolved and party activity banned to prevent party bosses from using troops to preserve their power."The army should be outside politics," declared Col. Vilen A. Martirosyan, 50, one of a group of progressive army officers in the parliament.
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June 16, 2014
The latest Iraq crisis is no occasion for inter-party sniping or for Washington's talking heads to find friendly microphones to offer their opinions about whether U.S. forces should have remained in Iraq ("Obama weighing action in Iraq: Militants' sweep toward Baghdad threatens to embroil region," June 13). We had long overstayed our welcome there, no matter how many times we shifted the goal posts in pursuit of some nebulous victory. Another by-product of that unfortunate affair was that we afforded a chance for al-Qaida to engage us militarily instead of mainly confining itself to terrorist activities.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 3, 1997
WASHINGTON -- In the most complete court defeat yet for the government's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, a federal judge in New York ruled it is unconstitutional for the armed forces to treat homosexuals differently solely because of their sexual activity.U.S. District Judge Eugene H. Nickerson of Brooklyn, ruling in a case that may go to the Supreme Court, said the military services may not impose "unequal conditions" on homosexuals based on their sexual behavior."It is not within our constitutional tradition for our government to designate members of one societal group as pariahs," the judge said.
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Sports on TV | December 30, 2013
MONDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS M. bask. Chicago State@Creighton (T) FS1Noon Georgia Tech@Charlotte (T) FS12 Virginia@Tennessee ESPN27 Robert Morris@Oklahoma State ESPNU7 Oral Roberts@Baylor FCS8 Louisiana Tech@Oklahoma MASN28 St. Louis@Vanderbilt ESPNU9 Charleston Southern@Fla. State (T) CSN10 Samford@Marquette (T) FCS10 Mount St. Mary's@Texas Tech (T) FCS2 a.m. W. bask.
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By DAN BERGER | September 3, 1993
It's the cable that's supposed to go through the roof, not the rate.Bill wants the armed forces to be ready for two wars simultaneously, one against Grenada and the other with Nauru.
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By DAN BERGER | September 8, 1992
The number of poor is soaring. Most don't vote. If they did, it would be for none of the above.U.S. armed forces, flush from victory in the Persian Gulf, have occupied South Florida, where they will remain past Election Day.Macho baseball owners don't want a commissioner named Fay who is no patsy.
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February 23, 1997
IN VICTORY AND DEFEAT, the armed forces have occupied a special place in the hearts of ordinary Russians. Even after the Bolsheviks systematically destroyed bourgeois institutions, the armed forces represented a link to the pre-revolutionary past -- from the military innovations of Peter the Great to the heroism of Alexander Nevsky, A. V. Suvorov and M. I. Kutuzov.Six years after the collapse of communism, however, the once-vaunted Russian armed forces are on the ropes. Many officers have not been paid for months and have to survive by taking menial moonlighting jobs.
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Sports on TV | December 30, 2013
MONDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS M. bask. Chicago State@Creighton (T) FS1Noon Georgia Tech@Charlotte (T) FS12 Virginia@Tennessee ESPN27 Robert Morris@Oklahoma State ESPNU7 Oral Roberts@Baylor FCS8 Louisiana Tech@Oklahoma MASN28 St. Louis@Vanderbilt ESPNU9 Charleston Southern@Fla. State (T) CSN10 Samford@Marquette (T) FCS10 Mount St. Mary's@Texas Tech (T) FCS2 a.m. W. bask.
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By New York Times News Service | February 22, 1995
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- In a show of strength that consolidates its control over the remnants of the Haitian armed forces, the government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide announced a purge of the military yesterday that virtually wipes out the country's senior officer corps.All four of the Haitian army's generals, including the military commander in chief, Gen. Bernardin Poisson, and 39 colonels and majors were affected by the order, according to a Haitian government statement and local newspaper and radio reports.
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By The New York Times | April 23, 1991
GALLANTRY abounded last week when Violeta Chamorro made the rounds in Washington, a year after she became president of Nicaragua.President Bush extolled her "exhilarating victory" over the Sandinistas. After she addressed Congress, a California Republican called her "a miracle in the Western Hemisphere."It's embarrassing that Washington has disbursed only $207 million of $541 million pledged to a democratic regime that honors human rights and seeks economic reform.Some American conservatives ungallantly fault Chamorro's decision to retain Humberto Ortega, brother of the former president, as armed forces chief.
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By Andy Friedlander, For The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
As the fourth quarter began in the Armed Forces Bowl, things looked a bit ugly for Navy. Locked in a tight, ugly, chippy game with Middle Tennessee State, the Midshipmen hadn't moved the ball well since the first quarter. And they had uncharacteristically hurt themselves with four fumbles, including two that were lost. Not to mention that they had lost their starting center and top two strong safeties to injuries and an ejection. As it turns out, Navy (9-4) had everything under control.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2013
The first college recruiting letter Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds received came from a school less than 30 miles from his home outside Nashville, Tenn. Reynolds wound up going to the tryout camp run by the school's coach after his junior year at Goodpasture Christian School. Reynolds thought he played pretty well, but he never heard from the coach again. Three years later, Reynolds will get another chance to impress Rick Stockstill when Navy (8-4) plays Middle Tennessee State (8-4)
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
Perhaps more than any other player on the Navy football team, senior slotback Darius Staten is thrilled that the Midshipmen will be playing in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, which is about 35 miles from his hometown of Carrollton, Texas. “I'm emotional right now,” Staten said after the team's 42-14 throttling of South Alabama on Saturday night. “It's going to be amazing. You wouldn't want to end your career any way better than to end it where you started.
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By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
People on the Internet may try to tell you that the most exciting thing about last night's episode of “Scandal” was the first appearance of Olivia's mom, Maya Lewis (played by “Treme's” Khandi Alexander), but they are wrong. Tonight, we got to see what 12-year-old Olivia Pope looked like, and as someone who was also a semi-nerdy, black 12-year-old girl at one point in life, I was feeling so many things, but mostly intense camaraderie. Our Olivia is reminiscing about the Last Time She Saw Her Mother Alive.
NEWS
October 28, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is running for governor in the next election, and his son has become the new sacrificial lamb in the attempt to defeat him for attending a party where alcohol was served ( "Gansler says he made 'a mistake,'" Oct. 25). Let's not forget that most of these boys who attended this party have fathers who were able to drink legally at age 18. The law has been changed, and it is understandable that confusion regarding this point has reigned.
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June 10, 2013
It helps no one to allege that the military's disagreement with lawmakers' proposals to remove control of criminal sexual assault cases from commanders amounts to insensitivity ("They still don't get it," June 6). In fact, many readers could well conclude that your editorial accuses commanders of outright hostility to victims. That stridently emotional position is simply not factual. Commanders' objections to removing their discretion to deal with the problem of sexual assaults while holding them accountable for it does not mean that they, or the armed forces in general, harbor any animus toward victims.
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September 12, 1990
WASHINGTON - Representative Beverly B. Byron, D-6th, has introduced legislation giving U.S. troops stationed in the Persian Gulf 90 days of free mailing privileges.Due to the enormous scale of the airlift to the area, the military has not set up post offices yet, said Byron after touring Saudi Arabia as part of a 22-member congressional delegation observing Operation Desert Shield.Even if troops had the money to buy stamps, they wouldn't be able to find them, she added."It's important for our troops in the Gulf to be able to share their experiences with their families back home," she said.
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By GREGORY KANE | March 28, 2007
Open letter to Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Dear General Pace: Tomorrow marks the 33rd anniversary of my enlistment in the Air Force. That fact probably doesn't mean diddly to you, but in light of the heat you've been taking lately concerning your remarks about gays and lesbians in our armed forces, I thought you might like to hear from a veteran. And not just any veteran, mind you. I'm a member of that group of vets who might be called the "Bottom of the Barrel Crew," meaning that our armed forces really scraped the bottom of the barrel when they let us join.
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By Colleen Thomas and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2013
The Naval Academy will host its first-ever bowl game this year, as organizers announced Monday the move of the 2013 Military Bowl from RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis in December. “This move puts our game into a facility that honors the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces,” said Steve Beck, DC Bowl Committee president and executive director. “The big benefit for other schools coming in, if you talk to college players, playing at a military academy is unique and special.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
Capt. Bill Byrne, a former quarterback at the Naval Academy, will return to Annapolis this spring as commandant of midshipmen, officials said Thursday. "I'm thrilled to become a part of the team that gets the next generation of leaders ready to enter the fleet," Byrne, who graduated in 1987, said in a statement. "The ensigns and second lieutenants coming out of the Naval Academy seem to get better every year. " The 4,400-member brigade of midshipmen currently includes Byrne's daughter Brigid, due to graduate this year, and his son Michael, a plebe.
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