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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 3, 1994
WASHINGTON -- In a major gesture to North Korea, the Pentagon is ready to announce today the suspension of the annual U.S.-South Korean "Team Spirit" military exercises.The planned announcement coincides with the start of limited inspections of North Korean nuclear sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday and the reopening today of the dialogue between the North and South Koreans at the border village of Panmunjom.Those two developments were the administration's conditions for calling off this year's military exercises, an allied display of strength by land, sea and air that the North Koreans have repeatedly condemned as "provocative."
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July 11, 2008
The bellicose charges, military exercises, diplomatic challenges and missile test firings playing out between Iran, the U.S. and Israel this week reflect the continuing unease over Tehran's nuclear ambition and a possible military response to it. The launching of nine missiles, including one that could reach Tel Aviv, was Iran's latest move in a political game of one-upmanship. It comes in the wake of U.S.-British military exercises in the Persian Gulf and last month's Israeli air maneuvers that some suspect were a practice run for a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.
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July 11, 2008
The bellicose charges, military exercises, diplomatic challenges and missile test firings playing out between Iran, the U.S. and Israel this week reflect the continuing unease over Tehran's nuclear ambition and a possible military response to it. The launching of nine missiles, including one that could reach Tel Aviv, was Iran's latest move in a political game of one-upmanship. It comes in the wake of U.S.-British military exercises in the Persian Gulf and last month's Israeli air maneuvers that some suspect were a practice run for a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | March 17, 2005
Under fire from Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and others, the Navy backed away yesterday from a proposal to resume bombing, strafing and live-fire military exercises on an island in the Chesapeake Bay. During a Senate subcommittee hearing on the Navy's budget yesterday, Mikulski told Navy Secretary Gordon England that the residents of Maryland's Eastern Shore were agitated about the proposal, first reported March 4 in The Sun. "Remember, they fought off...
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By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 12, 1996
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Yu Hui-chen never considered herself a sophisticated investor, so when she heard that more military exercises were taking place and that U.S. aircraft carriers were on their way to Taiwan, she did the first thing any self-respecting Taiwanese investor would do: She panicked and dumped every stock she owned."
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By Richard H. P. Sia and Richard H. P. Sia,Washington Bureau | May 8, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Bush administration officials said yesterday they are "retooling" military aid programs in Africa so that U.S. military advisers will be used to help emerging democracies reduce the size of their armies and improve their economies."
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By Douglas Jehl and Douglas Jehl,Los Angeles Times | September 24, 1990
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia -- The United States has learned that Iraqi forces conducted secret military exercises for at least two years in preparation for their attack on Kuwait under a war plan designed ultimately to conquer the oil fields of eastern Saudi Arabia, according to U.S. officials.Newly gathered intelligence indicates that the Iraqi plan, drafted by President Saddam Hussein as long as five years ago, envisioned no more than a strategic pause in Kuwait before Iraqi forces continued south into Saudi Arabia, the knowledgeable officials said.
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By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 18, 1996
TAICHUNG, Taiwan - Hung Ch'ien-lai breaks into a grin and slaps the side of his motor scooter when asked about Saturday's elections.There, newly plastered over a sticker calling for Taiwanese independence, is a picture of President Lee Teng-hui, his lopsided grin a mirror of Mr. Hung's own jaunty defiance of China's military exercises in the Taiwan Strait."
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By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 5, 1996
BEIJING -- China said this morning that it will start a weeklong series of surface-to-surface missile tests Friday, serving a warning to Taiwan to abandon thoughts of independence and reminding the United States that intervention in the region could lead to war.The tests are to take place in two areas, directly to the north and to the south of Taiwan, according to a short statement on the government-run New China News Agency.China warned "relevant countries" and "relevant regions" that their ships and aircraft should not enter the areas during the test period.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | March 17, 2005
Under fire from Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and others, the Navy backed away yesterday from a proposal to resume bombing, strafing and live-fire military exercises on an island in the Chesapeake Bay. During a Senate subcommittee hearing on the Navy's budget yesterday, Mikulski told Navy Secretary Gordon England that the residents of Maryland's Eastern Shore were agitated about the proposal, first reported March 4 in The Sun. "Remember, they fought off...
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 9, 2002
WASHINGTON - One U.S. Marine was killed yesterday in Kuwait and another wounded after two gunmen infiltrated a military training exercise and attacked the troops in what Kuwaiti officials called a terrorist act. The Marines were conducting urban assault training on Failaka Island, in the Persian Gulf off Kuwait City, when two Kuwaitis driving a pickup truck opened fire with AK-47 automatic rifles on a group of Marines whose weapons were not loaded with...
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 14, 2001
WASHINGTON - The Navy intends to halt training on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques by May 2003, reversing its long-running insistence that no other locale was suitable for battle simulations, defense officials said last night. Navy Secretary Gordon England plans to set up a commission as early as today to search for alternatives. A defense official cautioned that the Navy would leave only if acceptable alternatives can be found. But the Navy believes it will find those alternatives, which could range from another location for live-fire training, or simulation.
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By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 18, 1996
TAICHUNG, Taiwan - Hung Ch'ien-lai breaks into a grin and slaps the side of his motor scooter when asked about Saturday's elections.There, newly plastered over a sticker calling for Taiwanese independence, is a picture of President Lee Teng-hui, his lopsided grin a mirror of Mr. Hung's own jaunty defiance of China's military exercises in the Taiwan Strait."
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By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 12, 1996
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Yu Hui-chen never considered herself a sophisticated investor, so when she heard that more military exercises were taking place and that U.S. aircraft carriers were on their way to Taiwan, she did the first thing any self-respecting Taiwanese investor would do: She panicked and dumped every stock she owned."
NEWS
By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 5, 1996
BEIJING -- China said this morning that it will start a weeklong series of surface-to-surface missile tests Friday, serving a warning to Taiwan to abandon thoughts of independence and reminding the United States that intervention in the region could lead to war.The tests are to take place in two areas, directly to the north and to the south of Taiwan, according to a short statement on the government-run New China News Agency.China warned "relevant countries" and "relevant regions" that their ships and aircraft should not enter the areas during the test period.
FEATURES
By Syd Kearney and Syd Kearney,HOUSTON CHRONICLE | November 12, 1995
Attractive and airy, the Colorado Ski Museum in Vail is filled with red-faced schussers during the winter.Perhaps the skiers are here to thaw after a chilly morning on the slopes. Maybe a Grateful Dead knit cap in the gift shop caught their attention as they trooped past for lunch. But most likely they ventured here as pilgrims, giving thanks for their sport.The first Colorado skiers were miners looking for gold and silver in the 1860s. They used Norwegian snowshoes to get around. The "snowshoes" were hand-carved wooden boards that we call skis.
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,Staff Writer | January 15, 1994
MOSCOW -- Extolling the strength of Russian culture and the wonder of the American dream, President Clinton treated all of Russia to a civics lesson yesterday.He did it in an extraordinary electronic town hall meeting that put his signature on this Moscow summit."Once, every generation or two, all great nations must stop and ** think about where they are in time," Mr. Clinton said in a televised address to the Russian people. "They must regenerate themselves. They must imagine their future in a new way. Your generation has come of age at one of those moments."
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By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Beijing Bureau of The Sun | April 5, 1991
BEIJING -- Their spring training takes place indoors, on a dusty square of black earth barely protected from North China's biting winds by a drafty, hangar-like structure. You could call this the Cabbage -- rather than the Grapefruit -- League.Though this baseball team plays almost year-round, even its stars make only about $40 a month at best -- and all of the players have to bunk and eat together all the time.During their last big homestand last fall, they got walloped in all three games by a combined score of 30-6.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau of The Sun | April 27, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary William J. Perry moved yesterday to try to sustain a U.S.-Russian military exercise scheduled for July after Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin hinted that he might bow to nationalist pressure and cancel it.The joint exercise, which would be the first between U.S. and Russian troops in the former Soviet Union, is intended to symbolize the sort of peacekeeping partnership between the two former foes that could be used in...
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 3, 1994
WASHINGTON -- In a major gesture to North Korea, the Pentagon is ready to announce today the suspension of the annual U.S.-South Korean "Team Spirit" military exercises.The planned announcement coincides with the start of limited inspections of North Korean nuclear sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday and the reopening today of the dialogue between the North and South Koreans at the border village of Panmunjom.Those two developments were the administration's conditions for calling off this year's military exercises, an allied display of strength by land, sea and air that the North Koreans have repeatedly condemned as "provocative."
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