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January 22, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, stepping up his ratification campaign for the U.S.-Soviet treaty that would eliminate ground-launched medium-range nuclear missiles, prepared Thursday for Senate hearings next week by conferring with two diverse but key allies on arms control issues: West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and former Republican Sen. John G. Tower of Texas. Reagan enlisted Tower, a former U.S.
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December 10, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writers
While President-elect George Bush and his senior advisers plow ahead with their effort to fill top positions in his Administration, other Republicans--including some close to the White House and to Bush--are expressing impatience with the pace of his staff work and raising questions about the talents of some of those chosen. Bush's decisions on Cabinet members have been announced in fits and starts.
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December 10, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writers
While President-elect George Bush and his senior advisers plow ahead with their effort to fill top positions in his Administration, other Republicans--including some close to the White House and to Bush--are expressing impatience with the pace of his staff work and raising questions about the talents of some of those chosen. Bush's decisions on Cabinet members have been announced in fits and starts.
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January 22, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, stepping up his ratification campaign for the U.S.-Soviet treaty that would eliminate ground-launched medium-range nuclear missiles, prepared Thursday for Senate hearings next week by conferring with two diverse but key allies on arms control issues: West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and former Republican Sen. John G. Tower of Texas. Reagan enlisted Tower, a former U.S.
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February 17, 1989 | From Times wire service s
The Bush Administration remains confident that the Senate will confirm former Sen. John G. Tower as defense secretary despite continuing allegations about his business and personal affairs, a spokesman said today. "There is no discussion whatsoever about any change in confidence in Sen. Tower's nomination or that he will be confirmed," said Deputy White House Press Secretary B. Jay Cooper. Meanwhile, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John W.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Secretary of State George P. Shultz, before leaving office, suggested that the Bush Administration consider easing trade controls on the Soviet Union if it meets the Feb. 15 deadline for withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan, a U.S. official said today. Shultz, who stepped down last week to be succeeded by James A. Baker III, made the suggestion in a letter to Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci, who also resigned with the advent of the Bush Administration.
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September 30, 1985 | Associated Press
The Soviet Union put its new arms control proposals to the United States on the negotiating table today in an extraordinary plenary session that lasted only 35 minutes. A news blackout was imposed on details of the Soviet proposals in keeping with the two sides' confidentiality agreement. U.S. spokesman Terry Shroeder revealed only the length of the meeting. Viktor P. Karpov, the chief Soviet negotiator, told reporters as he entered the U.S.
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November 26, 1986 | PAUL HOUSTON
Alton G. Keel Jr., the bearded, bespectacled former aerospace engineer tapped by President Reagan on Tuesday to be his acting national security adviser, impresses many associates as a thorough, politically astute workaholic but alienates others who consider him overbearing. "He has a remarkable combination of very quick intellect and political savvy," said Edwin L. Dale Jr.
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February 24, 1990 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harold C. Simmons named a 15-member rival slate for the Lockheed Corp. board of directors Friday, including a number of former defense officials apparently selected to disarm any potential criticism that Simmons' proxy battle for Lockheed would damage U.S. national security. The nominees include former Texas Sen. John G. Tower, who once was chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee; former Air Force Secretary Hans M. Mark; retired Adm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1985
In naming a new team of negotiators for the coming nuclear arms-reduction talks with the Soviet Union, President Reagan came up with a reasonable mix of experience and political acceptability. Whether the new negotiating group is successful, however, depends on the willingness of the Soviet Union to negotiate flexibly and seriously, and on the President's ability and determination to end the internecine warfare within the Administration over the appropriate U.S. negotiating position.
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March 15, 1986 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State George P. Shultz said Friday that he will meet with Soviet Premier Nikolai I. Ryzhkov in Stockholm today and that they will discuss the stalled arms control negotiations in Geneva and plans for a summit conference. The two officials will head their respective delegations to the funeral of assassinated Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme today.
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March 14, 1986 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
Despite agreement at the U.S.-Soviet summit in November to speed up arms talks, Ambassador Paul H. Nitze, the chief U.S. arms control adviser, reported Thursday that no progress was made in the most recent session because Moscow emphasized "public rhetoric" rather than concrete negotiating steps. The United States has concluded, after detailed study, that the much-heralded proposal in January by Soviet leader Mikhail S.
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