March 23, 1990 |
With Democrats seeking a consensus on cutting the defense budget, influential Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) threw his support Thursday behind a go-slow approach to reshaping the military and blasted liberal colleagues for seeking deep cuts too quickly. The statement by the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee appeared to align him with his House counterpart, Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis.
October 7, 1992 |
Vice President Dan Quayle, capping a full day of campaigning in the Los Angeles area, told hundreds of Northrop Corp. aerospace workers Tuesday their jobs would be in jeopardy if Democrat Bill Clinton is elected President. Speaking in a cavernous hangar at Northrop's plant in El Segundo, Quayle said that Clinton, backed by a Democratic Congress, would cut the U.S. defense budget so drastically as to furlough thousands of employees. "We won't let them do it!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1996 |
Facing a new round of national defense cuts and military consolidations, Ventura County business and civic leaders Friday outlined plans to bolster the two military bases here and put Navy technology to commercial use. Leaders have been lobbying aggressively to bring E-2 Hawkeye squadrons from the Miramar station in San Diego to Point Mugu. The decision could come as early as next week. They say they are also hoping to get several Coast Guard aviation units from McClellan Air Force Base.
May 3, 1990 |
The Senate Budget Committee adopted a $1.2-trillion spending plan Wednesday that would shrink the federal deficit by at least $43 billion and cut President Bush's 1991 defense budget even deeper than a House measure approved a day earlier. The back-to-back actions provided the strongest evidence yet of the sharp differences between Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress on spending priorities.
February 12, 1993 |
Defense Secretary Les Aspin said Thursday that he will propose substantially smaller defense spending cuts than the $10.8 billion he has ordered for the armed forces, raising new questions about how much President Clinton can shift to domestic programs.
January 30, 1992 |
The precipitous defense spending cuts unveiled Wednesday by the Pentagon could throw as many as 600,000 U.S. workers out of jobs nationwide--including more than 200,000 in California, according to projections by defense analysts. The first of the local employment cutbacks were announced only hours after the spending reductions were released in Washington, when Northrop Corp.
February 1, 1992 |
The Bush Administration warned Friday that cutting defense spending by substantially more than the $50.4 billion proposed by the President could cost the economy millions of jobs and would seriously damage America's defenses. The Administration launched an offensive on several fronts.
September 27, 1987 |
A reluctant and angry President Reagan said Saturday that he will sign a bill raising the national debt limit, although it may force him to choose between higher taxes and cuts in defense spending. Attacking Congress for "trying to force my hand," Reagan said in his weekly radio address that he is compelled to sign the "cluttered" bill to avert a calamitous default on the nation's debt. But the President, sounding bitter, vowed to continue his struggle with Congress over spending.
January 8, 2012 |
In unveiling a new strategic review Thursday, President Obama warned that "we can't afford to repeat the mistakes that have been made in the past — after World War II, after Vietnam — when our military was left ill-prepared for the future. " "As commander in chief," he vowed, "I will not let that happen again. Not on my watch. " Actually, it is already happening again on his watch. Last summer, defense spending was slashed by $487 billion over 10 years. Then, right before Thanksgiving, a special committee of Congress failed to agree on $1.2 trillion in alternative cuts, which opened the way to another $500 billion or so in defense cuts.
August 23, 2000 |
Vice President Al Gore, courting a major veterans' group his Republican rival addressed the day before, said Tuesday that he would back a military pay raise to keep the U.S. military the "best-trained, best-equipped, best-led fighting force in the entire world, bar none." Gore, who ended a four-day riverboat trip down the Mississippi on Monday, took pains to counter rival George W. Bush's portrayals of a U.S. military in disrepair.