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By Ellen Goodman | December 23, 2004
By decreasing the amount of time a single executive, manager or VIP signs his name by just 15 minutes a day, a signature machine can pay for itself in just a short time. - Advertisement for machine that does 3,000 autographs a day "without writer's cramp" BOSTON - I remember when Donald H. Rumsfeld was dubbed a "virtual rock star" by CNN. People magazine named him one of the sexiest men of the year. Fox News said he was a "babe magnet." If, as Henry A. Kissinger said, power is the ultimate aphrodisiac, the media fell in love with the Pentagon chief and his blunt talk.
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June 8, 2012
Bashar Assad, Syria's deplorable tyrant who has slaughtered children and women in his brutal grab for power, is proving himself to be worse than most Middle East dictators. But political hawks and others who would have the U.S. intervene in his messy massacre, salivate recklessly that somehow the might of the U.S. war machine can reduce him to cinders. As Iraq and Afghanistan have shown, not so simple or easy is the obliteration of theocracies and authoritarian regimes. In Syria, Iran is fighting a proxy war against the rebels through Assad.
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By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | February 3, 1993
This year's military confrontation with Iraq is a reminder that wars in some form or another will always be with us.The modern war machine, however, has changed drastically. So have the defense industry investments tied to it.After decades of planning for potential European tank wars or nuclear war, military leaders no longer consider these events quite so likely. That puts the companies that make the proper weapons for modern specialized warfare, such as Raytheon Co. with its Patriot missiles, in a good position.
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By JOAN MELLEN and JOAN MELLEN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 7, 2006
House of War: The Pentagon And The Disastrous Rise Of American Power James Carroll Houghton Mifflin / 704 pages / $30 Two narrative threads weave through James Carroll's history of the Pentagon. House of War is a personal memoir of Carroll's relationship with his three-star general father, who served for years as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Simultaneously, it's a history of the war machine, from the day in 1943 that the Pentagon opened for business, coincidentally the week of the author's birth, to the present moment of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld's "unending war."
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | February 25, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The House Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee plans extensive hearings into disclosures that President Bush and other high U.S. officials secretly helped Saddam Hussein build Iraq's war machine almost until the start of the Persian Gulf War.An aide to committee Chairman Henry B. Gonzalez, D-Texas, said yesterday that the hearings would address questions raised in a series of Los Angeles Times articles as well as other issues surrounding...
NEWS
January 10, 1991
With diplomatic initiatives to bring about a peaceful solution to the crisis in the Persian Gulf now largely in shambles, Congress today formally begins a debate over whether to go to war. As the countdown to war begins, the choices facing lawmakers are these: (1) Give President Bush a blank check to do anything he pleases, (2) give him nothing or (3) adopt a resolution which lies somewhere in between. Given those bad choices, we hope Congress, and the Maryland delegation, will opt for the last choice.
NEWS
By JOAN MELLEN and JOAN MELLEN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 7, 2006
House of War: The Pentagon And The Disastrous Rise Of American Power James Carroll Houghton Mifflin / 704 pages / $30 Two narrative threads weave through James Carroll's history of the Pentagon. House of War is a personal memoir of Carroll's relationship with his three-star general father, who served for years as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Simultaneously, it's a history of the war machine, from the day in 1943 that the Pentagon opened for business, coincidentally the week of the author's birth, to the present moment of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld's "unending war."
NEWS
August 13, 1992
The threat to use armed force to deliver food and medicine to victims of the Bosnian war is doing some good. One sign was the agreement to allow mothers and children to leave Sarajevo unmolested. The defensiveness of Serbian authorities about reports of starvation, torture and murder in their detention camps appears to be ameliorating conditions in camps. All this is accomplished before the U.N. Security Council votes today on a U.S.-sponsored resolution authorizing "all measures necessary" for humanitarian aid.These small gains do not mean the atrocities of "ethnic cleansing" are ended.
NEWS
June 8, 2012
Bashar Assad, Syria's deplorable tyrant who has slaughtered children and women in his brutal grab for power, is proving himself to be worse than most Middle East dictators. But political hawks and others who would have the U.S. intervene in his messy massacre, salivate recklessly that somehow the might of the U.S. war machine can reduce him to cinders. As Iraq and Afghanistan have shown, not so simple or easy is the obliteration of theocracies and authoritarian regimes. In Syria, Iran is fighting a proxy war against the rebels through Assad.
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Religion Editor of The Sun | January 15, 1991
A small group of war protesters with candles that has stood quietly in front of the Homewood Friends Meeting House three evenings a week since August grew to about 200 vocal demonstrators last night during the homebound rush hour -- on what many believed to be the eve of tragedy in the Persian Gulf."
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | December 23, 2004
By decreasing the amount of time a single executive, manager or VIP signs his name by just 15 minutes a day, a signature machine can pay for itself in just a short time. - Advertisement for machine that does 3,000 autographs a day "without writer's cramp" BOSTON - I remember when Donald H. Rumsfeld was dubbed a "virtual rock star" by CNN. People magazine named him one of the sexiest men of the year. Fox News said he was a "babe magnet." If, as Henry A. Kissinger said, power is the ultimate aphrodisiac, the media fell in love with the Pentagon chief and his blunt talk.
NEWS
By Jack Kelly | October 11, 2001
PITTSBURGH -- The easy part is almost done. With a few more days of good weather, we'll have bombed every fixed target in Afghanistan worth bombing. Then it will be time for the heavy lifting. The heavy lifting has, of course, already begun. UPI, citing sources in Pakistani military intelligence, says U.S. Army Special Forces teams are operating with two groups opposed to the Taliban -- the Northern Alliance, of which we have heard much of late, and an Iranian-backed group under Ismail Khan, one of the more famous of the anti-Soviet mujahideen fighters.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | February 3, 1993
This year's military confrontation with Iraq is a reminder that wars in some form or another will always be with us.The modern war machine, however, has changed drastically. So have the defense industry investments tied to it.After decades of planning for potential European tank wars or nuclear war, military leaders no longer consider these events quite so likely. That puts the companies that make the proper weapons for modern specialized warfare, such as Raytheon Co. with its Patriot missiles, in a good position.
NEWS
August 13, 1992
The threat to use armed force to deliver food and medicine to victims of the Bosnian war is doing some good. One sign was the agreement to allow mothers and children to leave Sarajevo unmolested. The defensiveness of Serbian authorities about reports of starvation, torture and murder in their detention camps appears to be ameliorating conditions in camps. All this is accomplished before the U.N. Security Council votes today on a U.S.-sponsored resolution authorizing "all measures necessary" for humanitarian aid.These small gains do not mean the atrocities of "ethnic cleansing" are ended.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | February 25, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The House Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee plans extensive hearings into disclosures that President Bush and other high U.S. officials secretly helped Saddam Hussein build Iraq's war machine almost until the start of the Persian Gulf War.An aide to committee Chairman Henry B. Gonzalez, D-Texas, said yesterday that the hearings would address questions raised in a series of Los Angeles Times articles as well as other issues surrounding...
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Religion Editor of The Sun | January 15, 1991
A small group of war protesters with candles that has stood quietly in front of the Homewood Friends Meeting House three evenings a week since August grew to about 200 vocal demonstrators last night during the homebound rush hour -- on what many believed to be the eve of tragedy in the Persian Gulf."
NEWS
By Jack Kelly | October 11, 2001
PITTSBURGH -- The easy part is almost done. With a few more days of good weather, we'll have bombed every fixed target in Afghanistan worth bombing. Then it will be time for the heavy lifting. The heavy lifting has, of course, already begun. UPI, citing sources in Pakistani military intelligence, says U.S. Army Special Forces teams are operating with two groups opposed to the Taliban -- the Northern Alliance, of which we have heard much of late, and an Iranian-backed group under Ismail Khan, one of the more famous of the anti-Soviet mujahideen fighters.
NEWS
February 19, 2009
KONRAD DANNENBERG, 96 German-born scientist helped put man on the moon Konrad Dannenberg, a German rocket scientist who was part of the Wernher von Braun team that helped put the first American astronauts on the moon, died Monday of natural causes at a Huntsville, Ala. Dr. Dannenberg had a role in developing rockets - the Redstone, Jupiter and Saturn V - that carried American astronauts to the moon in 1969. Once part of Hitler's Nazi war machine, Dr. Dannenberg's and Dr. von Braun's team members were brought to the U.S. to compete against the Soviet Union for supremacy in space.
NEWS
January 10, 1991
With diplomatic initiatives to bring about a peaceful solution to the crisis in the Persian Gulf now largely in shambles, Congress today formally begins a debate over whether to go to war. As the countdown to war begins, the choices facing lawmakers are these: (1) Give President Bush a blank check to do anything he pleases, (2) give him nothing or (3) adopt a resolution which lies somewhere in between. Given those bad choices, we hope Congress, and the Maryland delegation, will opt for the last choice.
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