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December 21, 1988 | DOYLE McMANUS and SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writers
Secretary of State-designate James A. Baker III has told senators that he is considering a delay in requesting military aid to Nicaragua's Contras so that he can first launch a diplomatic initiative in Central America, congressional sources said Tuesday.
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December 25, 1989 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States would not object to Soviet or other Warsaw Pact military intervention in Romania to help save the revolution that ousted dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, Secretary of State James A. Baker III said Sunday. His comments followed a similar green light from France and the Netherlands. French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas said the Soviets were told that "if they thought it useful to intervene, France would support them."
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September 15, 1987 | TOM REDBURN, Times Staff Writer
Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III Monday attacked several features of the trade bill that congressional negotiators will take up later this month, but the Reagan Administration is still struggling to find the best strategy for bargaining with Congress over the far-reaching legislation.
NEWS
December 21, 1988 | DOYLE McMANUS and SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writers
Secretary of State-designate James A. Baker III has told senators that he is considering a delay in requesting military aid to Nicaragua's Contras so that he can first launch a diplomatic initiative in Central America, congressional sources said Tuesday.
NEWS
December 25, 1989 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States would not object to Soviet or other Warsaw Pact military intervention in Romania to help save the revolution that ousted dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, Secretary of State James A. Baker III said Sunday. His comments followed a similar green light from France and the Netherlands. French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas said the Soviets were told that "if they thought it useful to intervene, France would support them."
NATIONAL
September 12, 2001 | Matea Gold and Maggie Farley, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
In the worst terrorist attack ever against the United States, hijackers struck at the preeminent symbols of the nation's wealth and might Tuesday, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killing or injuring thousands of people. As a horrified nation watched on television, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan collapsed into flaming rubble after two Boeing 767s rammed their upper stories. A third airliner, a Boeing 757, flattened one of the Pentagon's five sides.
NATIONAL
March 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Five former U.S. secretaries of State on Thursday urged the next presidential administration to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and open a dialogue with Iran. The former chiefs of American diplomacy, who served in Democratic and Republican administrations, reached a consensus on the two issues at a conference in Athens aimed at giving the next president some bipartisan foreign policy advice. Each of them said closing the prison in Cuba would bolster America's image abroad.
WORLD
November 29, 2006 | Alexandra Zavis and Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writers
Prime Minister Nouri Maliki will push for the U.S. military to relinquish control over his nation's security forces when he meets President Bush today to discuss a strategy to quell raging violence in Iraq, aides and political insiders said Tuesday. Frustrated by U.S. accusations that he isn't doing enough, Maliki says his hands are tied as long as he does not have the authority to deploy forces as he sees fit.
WORLD
October 16, 2006 | Doyle McManus, Times Staff Writer
A commission backed by President Bush that is exploring U.S. options in Iraq intends to propose significant changes in the administration's strategy by early next year, members say. Two options under consideration would represent reversals of U.S. policy: withdrawing American troops in phases, and bringing neighboring Iran and Syria into a joint effort to stop the fighting. While it weighs alternatives, the 10-member commission headed by former Secretary of State James A.
NEWS
January 25, 1985 | Associated Press
The Senate will vote Tuesday on the nomination of James A. Baker III for Treasury secretary, Majority Leader Robert J. Dole said Thursday.
NEWS
September 15, 1987 | TOM REDBURN, Times Staff Writer
Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III Monday attacked several features of the trade bill that congressional negotiators will take up later this month, but the Reagan Administration is still struggling to find the best strategy for bargaining with Congress over the far-reaching legislation.
NEWS
July 20, 1985 | United Press International
President Reagan has designated Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III to head the U.S. delegation to the inauguration of Peruvian President-elect Alan Garcia on July 28, the White House said Friday.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1997
Two former Republican Treasury secretaries, James A. Baker III and Nicholas F. Brady, have endorsed a bill to create a special outside board to oversee the Internal Revenue Service, putting them sharply at odds with the current Treasury Department.
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