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May 2, 1987 | United Press International
Former Marine Corps officer James H. Webb was publicly sworn in Friday as the nation's 66th secretary of the Navy in a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy. Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger administered the oath to Webb, who is the second academy graduate to reach the Navy's highest post. "In James Webb we have a tested leader and a true American hero," Weinberger told a crowd of 7,000--including 4,000 midshipmen--at the outdoor ceremony.
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November 30, 1990 | MICHAEL ROSS and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With congressional support starting to fragment, the White House worked Thursday to cool sentiment for a special session of Congress to consider whether to specifically authorize--or possibly discourage--the use of U.S. military force in the Persian Gulf. "I have no plans right now to call them back," President Bush said in a television interview when asked whether he would order Congress back into session.
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April 10, 1987 | Associated Press
The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm James H. Webb as the new secretary of the Navy, despite criticism of an article he wrote in 1979 saying women in the armed service academies were poisoning the atmosphere there. By voice vote, the full Senate approved the nomination of Webb, who will replace John F. Lehman Jr. Webb was the assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs until he was nominated by President Reagan to succeed Lehman, who resigned to return to private business.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1989
James H. Webb Jr., former Navy Secretary, Vietnam veteran, winner of the Navy Cross and a best-selling novelist, is asked if he has seen any Vietnam movie that impressed him. His reply is cautious. "I haven't seen all of them," he says. "I got so saturated with Vietnam when I was writing 'Fields of Fire' that I just don't know that much." He means his best-selling Vietnam novel of 1978.
NEWS
February 18, 1987
Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr., declaring both the Navy and Marine Corps to be in "very good shape," made formal his resignation as Pentagon sources disclosed that best-selling author James H. Webb had been selected as his replacement. Webb, currently the assistant defense secretary for reserve affairs, declined to discuss his plans. But officials, speaking only on condition they not be named, said Defense Secretary Caspar W.
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February 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Assistant Secretary of Defense James H. Webb, President Reagan's choice to be secretary of the Navy, wrote in 1979 that women are ruining the military academies by poisoning their ability to train men for combat. In an article that appeared in the Washingtonian magazine, Webb, a former Marine and successful novelist, built an adamant case against women in the academies, saying: "There is a place for women in our military, but not in combat.
NEWS
February 24, 1988 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
Moving quickly, President Reagan Tuesday named White House aide William L. Ball III to replace James H. Webb Jr., who resigned angrily Monday as secretary of the Navy in protest against budget cuts and the mothballing of ships. Ball, now Reagan's chief congressional lobbyist, worked closely with Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci when Carlucci was the President's national security adviser.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1989
James H. Webb Jr., former Navy Secretary, Vietnam veteran, winner of the Navy Cross and a best-selling novelist, is asked if he has seen any Vietnam movie that impressed him. His reply is cautious. "I haven't seen all of them," he says. "I got so saturated with Vietnam when I was writing 'Fields of Fire' that I just don't know that much." He means his best-selling Vietnam novel of 1978.
NEWS
November 30, 1990 | MICHAEL ROSS and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With congressional support starting to fragment, the White House worked Thursday to cool sentiment for a special session of Congress to consider whether to specifically authorize--or possibly discourage--the use of U.S. military force in the Persian Gulf. "I have no plans right now to call them back," President Bush said in a television interview when asked whether he would order Congress back into session.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan announced Thursday that he will nominate Denver attorney Stephen M. Duncan to succeed James H. Webb Jr. as assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs. Webb recently was named secretary of the Navy.
NEWS
February 24, 1988 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
Moving quickly, President Reagan Tuesday named White House aide William L. Ball III to replace James H. Webb Jr., who resigned angrily Monday as secretary of the Navy in protest against budget cuts and the mothballing of ships. Ball, now Reagan's chief congressional lobbyist, worked closely with Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci when Carlucci was the President's national security adviser.
NEWS
May 2, 1987 | United Press International
Former Marine Corps officer James H. Webb was publicly sworn in Friday as the nation's 66th secretary of the Navy in a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy. Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger administered the oath to Webb, who is the second academy graduate to reach the Navy's highest post. "In James Webb we have a tested leader and a true American hero," Weinberger told a crowd of 7,000--including 4,000 midshipmen--at the outdoor ceremony.
NEWS
April 10, 1987 | Associated Press
The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm James H. Webb as the new secretary of the Navy, despite criticism of an article he wrote in 1979 saying women in the armed service academies were poisoning the atmosphere there. By voice vote, the full Senate approved the nomination of Webb, who will replace John F. Lehman Jr. Webb was the assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs until he was nominated by President Reagan to succeed Lehman, who resigned to return to private business.
NEWS
February 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Assistant Secretary of Defense James H. Webb, President Reagan's choice to be secretary of the Navy, wrote in 1979 that women are ruining the military academies by poisoning their ability to train men for combat. In an article that appeared in the Washingtonian magazine, Webb, a former Marine and successful novelist, built an adamant case against women in the academies, saying: "There is a place for women in our military, but not in combat.
NEWS
February 18, 1987
Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr., declaring both the Navy and Marine Corps to be in "very good shape," made formal his resignation as Pentagon sources disclosed that best-selling author James H. Webb had been selected as his replacement. Webb, currently the assistant defense secretary for reserve affairs, declined to discuss his plans. But officials, speaking only on condition they not be named, said Defense Secretary Caspar W.
NEWS
February 10, 1988 | Associated Press
Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci and Navy Secretary James H. Webb Jr. will preside at the launching of the Abraham Lincoln, the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Saturday at Newport News, Va.
NEWS
March 25, 1988 | Associated Press
The Senate gave voice vote approval Wednesday to the nomination of William L. Ball III to be Navy secretary, replacing James H. Webb Jr. Ball, a former Administration lobbyist on Capitol Hill, was appointed by President Reagan after Webb resigned in a budget dispute with Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci.
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