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July 1, 1995 | Associated Press
President Clinton will nominate Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili for a second two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Clinton announced the nomination Friday.
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July 24, 2011 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75. Shalikashvili died Saturday morning at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington state of complications from a stroke, the Army said in a statement. A native of Poland, Shalikashvili rose to the top military post at the Pentagon during the Clinton administration, from 1993 to 1997.
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January 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Arriving in the ski resort town of Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum--a conference of top corporate executives and government officials--Secretary of State Madeleine Albright named former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman John Shalikashvili to head a team trying to convince senators that a worldwide ban on nuclear testing is in the best interests of the U.S.
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January 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Arriving in the ski resort town of Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum--a conference of top corporate executives and government officials--Secretary of State Madeleine Albright named former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman John Shalikashvili to head a team trying to convince senators that a worldwide ban on nuclear testing is in the best interests of the U.S.
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August 28, 1993 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father of John M. Shalikashvili, the Army general nominated by President Clinton to become America's chief military commander, served as an officer in an elite Nazi military unit during World War II, according to information released Friday by a Jewish research institute.
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May 19, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standing ramrod straight in his dress blues and spit-shined shoes, Air Force Cadet Steven T. Grace raised his right hand under the gray morning sky and recited the words he had waited four years to utter. "I, Steven Thomas Grace, having been appointed a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force do solemnly swear . . . " When he entered the rigorous ROTC program at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, he pictured this ceremony.
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April 23, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This youngest and most improbable town in Turkey, population 680 and growing rapidly, is one week old today. Grimy residents will celebrate by taking a shower, the mayor promises. It is not a big place, sandwiched between the main runway and a practice bombing range on the rim of the airport at Diyarbakir here in southeastern Turkey. Still, American is spoken and also English. There is a McDonald's--of sorts--and movies every night.
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September 23, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the pain apparent in his voice, Gen. John Shalikashvili, President Clinton's nominee to succeed Colin L. Powell as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told senators at his confirmation hearing Wednesday that he "never had the slightest hint" his father served in an army unit commanded by the dreaded Nazi Waffen SS during World War II.
NEWS
August 12, 1993 | ART PINE and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton on Wednesday nominated Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, the supreme allied commander in Europe, as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing Gen. Colin L. Powell, who has held the job since 1989. The choice, announced at a White House press conference, was something of a surprise. It breaks the tradition under which the chairman's post is rotated among the various services--a custom that would have called for an Air Force general to get the job.
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May 19, 1997 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a wave of sex-related scandals that has rocked the military, two of the most senior figures in the U.S. defense establishment insisted Sunday that procedures governing relations between men and women in the armed forces remain fundamentally sound. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and Gen. John M.
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May 19, 1997 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a wave of sex-related scandals that has rocked the military, two of the most senior figures in the U.S. defense establishment insisted Sunday that procedures governing relations between men and women in the armed forces remain fundamentally sound. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and Gen. John M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standing ramrod straight in his dress blues and spit-shined shoes, Air Force Cadet Steven T. Grace raised his right hand under the gray morning sky and recited the words he had waited four years to utter. "I, Steven Thomas Grace, having been appointed a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force do solemnly swear . . . " When he entered the rigorous ROTC program at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, he pictured this ceremony.
NEWS
July 1, 1995 | Associated Press
President Clinton will nominate Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili for a second two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Clinton announced the nomination Friday.
NEWS
March 13, 1994 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As lawlessness in the streets of the Somali capital continued to spiral out of control Saturday, Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived at Mogadishu's heavily guarded airport for a tense, 22-hour visit. His aim was to congratulate the last of America's departing troops and consult with the U.N. commanders the United States is leaving behind. But before landing at a seaside airport blanketed by U.S.
NEWS
September 23, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the pain apparent in his voice, Gen. John Shalikashvili, President Clinton's nominee to succeed Colin L. Powell as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told senators at his confirmation hearing Wednesday that he "never had the slightest hint" his father served in an army unit commanded by the dreaded Nazi Waffen SS during World War II.
NEWS
August 28, 1993 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father of John M. Shalikashvili, the Army general nominated by President Clinton to become America's chief military commander, served as an officer in an elite Nazi military unit during World War II, according to information released Friday by a Jewish research institute.
NEWS
March 13, 1994 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As lawlessness in the streets of the Somali capital continued to spiral out of control Saturday, Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived at Mogadishu's heavily guarded airport for a tense, 22-hour visit. His aim was to congratulate the last of America's departing troops and consult with the U.N. commanders the United States is leaving behind. But before landing at a seaside airport blanketed by U.S.
NEWS
January 12, 1993 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. commander of allied troops in Europe said Monday that America and its allies should do more to help ease the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but he stopped short of advocating intervention by huge numbers of ground troops. Gen. John M. Shalikashvili suggested that the West use its troops to help enforce the arms embargo against Serbia and to help rebuild and deliver aid to Bosnia.
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August 12, 1993 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gen. John M. Shalikashvili has been a veteran of war since he was 8 years old. A refugee from Poland who came to the United States at the age of 16, the man known affectionately to his troops as "Gen. Shali" is no stranger either to the human dimensions or the high-stakes politics of combat. The 57-year-old Army general is the son of a Georgian military officer who fled Poland at the start of World War II.
NEWS
August 12, 1993 | ART PINE and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton on Wednesday nominated Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, the supreme allied commander in Europe, as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing Gen. Colin L. Powell, who has held the job since 1989. The choice, announced at a White House press conference, was something of a surprise. It breaks the tradition under which the chairman's post is rotated among the various services--a custom that would have called for an Air Force general to get the job.
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