June 13, 1991 |
American military planners in the Persian Gulf anticipated that as many as 20,000 U.S. troops might be killed or wounded in the war with Iraq, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf disclosed Wednesday. Schwarzkopf, breaking a long official silence on the question of expected war casualties, told a Senate committee that at the outbreak of the war, U.S. forces in the region had in place 18,000 hospital beds in 65 facilities staffed by 41,000 medical personnel to handle the expected heavy flow of casualties.
June 10, 1991 |
Protesters shouting "murderer!" and "death in the cathedral!" interrupted speeches Sunday by Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and Gens. H. Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin L. Powell at a memorial service for war dead. The service at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine came on the eve of New York's victory parade honoring allied troops of the Persian Gulf War. As Schwarzkopf stood at the pulpit and prepared to read from Virgil's "Aeneid," a man jumped to his feet and screamed: "You are all murderers.
June 4, 1991 |
Right now, somewhere on an American byway, a tractor-trailer carrying a Patriot missile system is rollin', rollin', rollin' toward Main Street USA for a victory parade celebrating the end of the Persian Gulf War. Much like popular prom dates, six of these 20,000-pound stars of Operation Desert Storm have been booked since March--and will be through July.
June 4, 1991 |
The sound track is right out of Francis Ford Coppola's bizarre big movie about Vietnam: swells of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" crescendo from the screen, as in "Apocalypse Now." Only this time it's not napalm-loving Robert Duvall and his fleet of choppers coming into view on the crest of the blaring music. It's someone else, someone who for most Americans now symbolizes the destruction of evil and the triumph of good. Apocalypse Norm.
May 21, 1991 |
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, America's Gulf War hero, formally became Britain's as well Monday when Queen Elizabeth II bestowed an honorary knighthood on him. "It was marvelous. She is a lovely lady. She just said: 'I would like to present you with this medal,' " the commander of Operation Desert Storm said after the private ceremony. "I think they go out of their way to make sure people like me don't get nervous." The royal entourage later flew to Texas.
May 9, 1991 |
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf took Capitol Hill by storm Wednesday, earning thunderous standing ovations as he extolled the American people for their all-out support during the Persian Gulf conflict and President Bush for giving the military a free hand to win the war with minimum casualties.
May 7, 1991 |
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the U.S. commander of Operation Desert Storm, has signed a representation deal with International Creative Management, one of the country's leading talent agencies. The signing was confirmed late Monday by ICM President Jim Wiatt. Schwarzkopf was signed by ICM partner Marvin Josephson in New York on Monday, Wiatt said. Wiatt said that ICM will represent Schwarzkopf in all professional activities outside the military.
May 3, 1991 |
President Bush shrugged off allegations Thursday that Gen. Colin L. Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had counseled against military action in the early days of the Persian Gulf crisis. Bush, responding to excerpts from a new book by Washington Post assistant managing editor Bob Woodward, said that Powell has the "integrity and the honor" to offer candid advice and the "discipline" to "salute and march" when the President makes a decision.
May 3, 1991 |
H. Norman Schwarzkopf, man o' war, came here for the Kentucky Derby. When he strode into the hotel ballroom in his battle fatigues, I was so happy to see him, I felt like buying him a beer. I had to resist the temptation to yell: "Norm!" For several months now, my main ambition as a journalist has been to ask the last question at one of Gen. Schwarzkopf's news conferences. Thursday, I did. I asked what he thought of one of the Derby horses, Sea Cadet. "The cadet part, I like," the U.S.