June 11, 1987
Nathan C. Leites, an immigrant from Russia who became an expert on his native land by examining the motivations and intentions of Soviet leaders for the U.S. government, has died in France. He was 75 and died Friday in Avignon of pulmonary complications from Park1768846191spokesman for the Rand Corp., where Leites had been an associate since 1947.
March 5, 2001 |
President Bush and former First Lady Nancy Reagan presided Sunday over the christening of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, even though the Bush administration is studying whether the huge ships represent yesterday's answer to tomorrow's military threats. The $4-billion ship, the latest in a growing list of monuments to the ailing 40th president, is still two years away from becoming the nation's ninth nuclear-powered carrier.
February 16, 2007 |
PRESIDENT BUSH HAS now definitively stated that bombs known as explosively formed penetrators -- EFPs, which have proved especially deadly for U.S. troops in Iraq -- are made in Iran and exported to Iraq. But in November, U.S. troops raiding a Baghdad machine shop came across a pile of copper disks, 5 inches in diameter, stamped out as part of what was clearly an ongoing order.
May 10, 2001 |
Some of the key panels reviewing military strategy for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld are shying away from the kind of radical reform of the Pentagon that observers had anticipated. The study groups, which were organized at the beginning of the year and have been reporting back in recent weeks, were widely expected to urge elimination of some major weapon programs to pay for a sweeping transformation of the military.
September 23, 2001
Last Sunday, The Times published a list of dead and missing in the Sept. 11 attacks. This list updates that accounting with the names of the confirmed dead released after Sept. 15. More than 6,000 people are still unaccounted for. World Trade Center Gordon McCannel Aamoth Donald L. Adams Lee Adler Godwin Ajala Gertrude Alagero Marsh Andrew Alameno Gary Alberto Eric Allen James Ryan Allen Telmo Alvear Michael Andrews Joseph Angelini Frank Aquilino Louis Arena Adam Arias Michael J.
September 4, 2009 |
The arrest and eventual release of Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee by North Korea, and recent reports of North Korean and Chinese authorities cracking down on refugee networks, have renewed the public debate over how far foreign journalists should go in covering repressive nations. The leaders of countries such as Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), China, North Korea and Zimbabwe restrict foreign media access, fearing that independent interpretations of their policies and actions will threaten their rule at home and damage their reputations abroad.