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September 23, 1991 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty-four years ago, an American soldier named William S. Girard, guarding a machine gun at a U.S. military firing range in central Japan, grew annoyed at impoverished Japanese "brass-pickers" who were scavenging nearby for empty shell casings that they might sell for scrap. Girard tossed out a few empty shell cases to attract the brass-pickers, suddenly ordered them to disperse, then fired an empty shell case from his rifle-grenade launcher toward the fleeing Japanese.
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September 17, 1988 | WILLIAM BOLE, Religious News Service
For Father Avery R. Dulles, it has been an improbable career. Born into a family of diplomats, he might have followed in the career footsteps of his father, the late Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. Or he might have taken after his uncle, the late Allen Dulles, who directed the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1950s. Instead, Father Dulles broke with both the professional and religious background of his Presbyterian family.
NEWS
September 23, 1991 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty-four years ago, an American soldier named William S. Girard, guarding a machine gun at a U.S. military firing range in central Japan, grew annoyed at impoverished Japanese "brass-pickers" who were scavenging nearby for empty shell casings that they might sell for scrap. Girard tossed out a few empty shell cases to attract the brass-pickers, suddenly ordered them to disperse, then fired an empty shell case from his rifle-grenade launcher toward the fleeing Japanese.
OPINION
March 21, 2005
Re "Diplomat Was Architect of U.S. Cold War Policy," obituary, March 18: Since my college days three decades ago, George F. Kennan has been my hero. He enjoyed a long life marked by his insightful writings. If ever a man should have been secretary of State, it was Kennan, so how ironic it was that John Foster Dulles forced him out. Then came the nuclear brink, Vietnam and countless international abrasions. Had Kennan led us back then, our present world would be a better place. Jack Fenn Montecito Heights
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April 4, 1989
Francis Henry Russell, 84, former ambassador and author of the Truman Doctrine. Appointed chief of the State Department's Division of World Trade in 1942, Russell was named director of the department's public affairs office in 1945. Two years later, he helped President Harry S. Truman draft a historic message to Congress on aid to Greece and Turkey. In it, Russell wrote the passage on the containment of communism now known as the Truman Doctrine.
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August 30, 2009 | Micah Zenko, Micah Zenko is a fellow in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Iran has until late September to respond to the latest international proposal aimed at stopping the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear weapon. Under the proposal, Iran would halt its uranium enrichment program in exchange for a U.N. Security Council commitment to forgo a fourth round of economic and diplomatic sanctions. But if diplomacy fails, the world should be prepared for an Israeli attack on Iran's suspected nuclear weapons facilities. As Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently acknowledged: "The window between a strike on Iran and their getting nuclear weapons is a pretty narrow window."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, 87, who served from 1991 until 1993, died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Tokyo. The statesman, who was first elected to parliament in 1953, returned to high profile politics late in life in 1998, when he was named finance minister by then-Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi. Miyazawa became well known in the United States in 1992 when then-President George H.W. Bush fell ill during a state dinner in Tokyo and vomited on him.
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September 17, 1988 | WILLIAM BOLE, Religious News Service
For Father Avery R. Dulles, it has been an improbable career. Born into a family of diplomats, he might have followed in the career footsteps of his father, the late Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. Or he might have taken after his uncle, the late Allen Dulles, who directed the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1950s. Instead, Father Dulles broke with both the professional and religious background of his Presbyterian family.
OPINION
April 14, 1985
Kissinger's "review" of Vietnam begins with John F. Kennedy's naive commitment and with what apologists have termed "Lyndon Johnson's war." Our involvement began with failure to press or being politically unable to press for designation of French Indochina as a trusteeship area after World War II, and subsequently with our amoral support of the French in attempting to retain their former colonial advantages, allegedly in exchange for their cooperation in...
NEWS
November 3, 1988
James Robinson Shepley, a journalist and businessman who as president of Time Inc. from 1969 to 1980 was credited with leading his firm into expanded publishing interests and new video enterprises, died of cancer Wednesday in Houston. He was 71 and had lived in Hartfield, Va., after retiring.
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