November 1, 1992 |
Even as a West Point cadet, H. Norman Schwarzkopf saved his admiration for men of action, soldiers who had successfully faced the test of combat. Schwarzkopf is a muddy-boots soldier, a grunt who knows the wet-sawdust flavor of field rations, the smell of fear and the bittersweet joy of going home from war intact and alive. He has no time for glory hounds, and even less for self-serving staff officers whose idea of tough duty is eating salad without a salad fork.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1992 |
Retired Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf stopped short of endorsing President George Bush for the 1992 presidential election before thousands of Crystal Cathedral church-goers Sunday. "On a scale of one to 10 as commander in chief of the Persian Gulf War, he was absolutely a 10," Schwarzkopf told the 9:30 a.m. congregation as they stood up applauding his words. "Yes, you pick leaders based upon competence, but if you want to lead human beings, you must have ethics, integrity and honesty . . .
September 28, 1992 |
After slipping into semi-seclusion for more than a year, an American hero returns to center stage today to wage one of the toughest battles of his life: Justifying the $6 million Bantam Books paid for his autobiography. The 530-page chronicle, "It Doesn't Take a Hero"--with a blockbuster first printing of 700,000 copies--already is in bookstores. And for the next two weeks, on a promotional tour that will take him across the United States and to England, H.
September 25, 1992 |
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf says he was considered as a vice presidential candidate by the campaigns of Bill Clinton and Ross Perot but rejected the idea. In an interview with Barbara Walters to be aired today on ABC's "20-20," the Gulf War commander said he had been approached by the Bush, Clinton and Perot camps "to give them support," and he indicated that "my name was mentioned . . . as a vice presidential candidate" by people from the latter two organizations.
September 21, 1992 |
Despite extensive second-guessing about the conclusion of the Persian Gulf War, former Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf said the United States and its allies never seriously considered pressing the military offensive on to Baghdad.
September 20, 1992 |
Even as he was endorsed Saturday by a former leader of the nation's military, Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton faced sharp new questions about the extent of his efforts to avoid the draft half a lifetime ago. With four-star Navy Adm. William J. Crowe Jr., the retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at his side, Clinton disputed a new report that he sought special treatment as he tried to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War by calling on the office of then-Sen. William J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1992 |
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf told a Chapman University audience Thursday that the Gulf War was indeed primarily fought to protect the world's oil supplies, but opponents who say the war was trading "blood for oil" have an argument "so simple, it's stupid." "But let's face it, 66% of the world's known oil reserves are in the Middle East," Schwarzkopf told the crowd of 3,000 students, dignitaries and others, most of whom cheered enthusiastically for the speaker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1992
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of allied forces in the Persian Gulf War, will speak on the lessons learned in the conflict at Chapman University on Feb. 13. Schwarzkopf's program is directed at students in the university's Freshman Seminar Program and specially invited students from local high schools and community colleges, but there will be a limited number of seats for the general public. For information on public tickets, call the university ticket office at (714) 997-6812.