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July 24, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though the disintegrating, seven-nation Warsaw Pact has one foot in the grave, some members are desperately trying to keep a tombstone from being placed over the remains. The prognosis looks bleak, and there are widespread predictions of the demise of the organization, which was formed here in 1955 as a Communist counter to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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December 21, 1996 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrzej Karkoszka's impish grin does not exactly evoke images of Tom Cruise, but he gave a dazzling "Top Gun" performance anyway at a military air show here. Karkoszka suited up in a sleek flight uniform, snatched a kiss from his wife and mounted the cockpit of an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet on loan from the skies above Bosnia-Herzegovina. "You have a great plane. I wouldn't mind going back up again," he gushed after a 40-minute tour de force over Poland's central plains.
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December 2, 1989 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Miklos Nemeth said Friday that Hungary will slash its armed forces by up to 25% in the next two years, scrapping many offensive weapons and regrouping them away from its western frontier. He also announced a shake-up in the defense command, replacing the army chief of staff and dismissing three deputy ministers. The cuts in hardware and personnel are on top of a 9% reduction announced last January.
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July 24, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though the disintegrating, seven-nation Warsaw Pact has one foot in the grave, some members are desperately trying to keep a tombstone from being placed over the remains. The prognosis looks bleak, and there are widespread predictions of the demise of the organization, which was formed here in 1955 as a Communist counter to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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January 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia announced Friday they will follow their Warsaw Pact allies and cut troops and defense spending. Only Romania, increasingly isolated in the Soviet Bloc, has not made a similar announcement. Czechoslovakia said Friday it will cut defense spending by 15% and trim its armed forces by 12,000 troops, 850 tanks, 165 armored vehicles and 51 fighter planes in the next two years.
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December 21, 1996 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrzej Karkoszka's impish grin does not exactly evoke images of Tom Cruise, but he gave a dazzling "Top Gun" performance anyway at a military air show here. Karkoszka suited up in a sleek flight uniform, snatched a kiss from his wife and mounted the cockpit of an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet on loan from the skies above Bosnia-Herzegovina. "You have a great plane. I wouldn't mind going back up again," he gushed after a 40-minute tour de force over Poland's central plains.
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June 9, 1990 | From Reuters
This nation wants to leave the Warsaw Pact by late 1991 and will not take part in its military exercises this year, Defense Minister Lajos Fur said Friday. He said Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri T. Yazov seemed to accept the Hungarian position but that the idea seemed "quite repulsive" to the supreme military leaders of the Warsaw Pact. Hungary tried to leave the Warsaw Pact at the height of the 1956 uprising against Soviet domination, but was thwarted by an invasion of Soviet tanks.
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April 10, 2000 | Associated Press
The government has declared parts of eastern Hungary a disaster area, allowing the release of funding to combat floods, state-run radio reported Sunday. Hungary's second-largest river, the Tisza, and tributaries have been flooding large tracts of land, destroying many homes and threatening hundreds of others. Hundreds of residents have been evacuated.
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June 9, 1990 | From Reuters
This nation wants to leave the Warsaw Pact by late 1991 and will not take part in its military exercises this year, Defense Minister Lajos Fur said Friday. He said Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri T. Yazov seemed to accept the Hungarian position but that the idea seemed "quite repulsive" to the supreme military leaders of the Warsaw Pact. Hungary tried to leave the Warsaw Pact at the height of the 1956 uprising against Soviet domination, but was thwarted by an invasion of Soviet tanks.
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December 2, 1989 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Miklos Nemeth said Friday that Hungary will slash its armed forces by up to 25% in the next two years, scrapping many offensive weapons and regrouping them away from its western frontier. He also announced a shake-up in the defense command, replacing the army chief of staff and dismissing three deputy ministers. The cuts in hardware and personnel are on top of a 9% reduction announced last January.
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January 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia announced Friday they will follow their Warsaw Pact allies and cut troops and defense spending. Only Romania, increasingly isolated in the Soviet Bloc, has not made a similar announcement. Czechoslovakia said Friday it will cut defense spending by 15% and trim its armed forces by 12,000 troops, 850 tanks, 165 armored vehicles and 51 fighter planes in the next two years.
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