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September 28, 2007 | Adam Bernstein, The Washington Post
William D. Rogers, a Washington lawyer and Latin America expert who became a top advisor to Henry Kissinger at the State Department in the mid-1970s and later worked with him as an international consultant, has died. He was 80. Rogers, who periodically interrupted his law career for government assignments in Republican and Democratic administrations, died Saturday near Upperville, Va., after a heart attack during a fox hunt.
June 4, 2007
Re "Vietnam's lessons," Opinion, May 31 Henry A. Kissinger attempts to put one over on the American people. As has become an unfortunate norm -- among not only politicians but also the supposed political analysts -- he assumes as premises several conclusions that he makes: that a foreign occupier's puppet government is preferable to one that is openly hostile to that occupier; and that a war entered (or fought) unjustly can nevertheless be brought to a just conclusion. Those premises pose important questions that form the center of what should be a vital debate about how the U.S. positions itself in the world.
April 24, 2007 | Tim Rutten, Times Staff Writer
ROBERT DALLEK already has established himself as one of our most formidable chroniclers of the modern presidency, but his new book, "Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power," sets a new benchmark for the field and surely will come to be regarded as a classic work of contemporary American history. Dallek is the author of a magisterial two-volume biography of Lyndon B. Johnson and also of the deservedly bestselling "An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963."
February 2, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joseph Farland, 92, a former ambassador who helped arrange Henry Kissinger's secret trip to China in 1971 that paved the way for President Nixon's historic visit the following year, died Saturday while under hospice care in Virginia. He was appointed ambassador to the Dominican Republic in 1957, during the Eisenhower administration, and to Panama in 1960.
November 19, 2006 | Doyle McManus, Times Staff Writer
Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, a frequent advisor to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, has concluded that the United States must choose between stability and democracy in Iraq -- and that democracy, for now, is out of reach. "I think that's reality. I think that was true from the beginning," Kissinger said in an interview last week. "Iraq is not a nation in the historic sense," he said, pointing to the ferocity of the conflicts among Kurds and Sunni and Shiite Arabs.
November 9, 2006 | Julian E. Barnes, Times Staff Writer
Donald H. Rumsfeld came to the job of Defense secretary determined not only to remake the U.S. military, but to recast the Pentagon's role in national security. He arrived with a prescription for what he believed ailed the Pentagon. As he later put it in one of his famous "snowflake" memos -- so named by staffers because they arrived in a constant blizzard -- the department was "tangled in its anchor chain."
October 11, 2006 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
What's a trip to the capital of China without running into Henry Kissinger? Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in the midst of a 16-day trade mission to East Asia, has been staying in the same hotel as the former secretary of State -- the St. Regis in Beijing's embassy district. A businessman in the mayors' delegation who has a connection to Kissinger arranged a meeting between the two. Kissinger received Villaraigosa for 30 minutes in his suite Monday evening. The guest list was short.
March 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Former Nixon advisor Alexander M. Haig Jr. said Saturday that military leaders in Iraq were repeating a mistake made in Vietnam by not applying the full force of the military to win the war. "Every asset of the nation must be applied to the conflict to bring about a quick and successful outcome, or don't do it," Haig said. "We're in the midst of another struggle where it appears to me we haven't learned very much."
April 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, 82, was reported recovering at home in New York after an angioplasty procedure to relieve a blockage, a hospital spokeswoman said. "Dr. Henry Kissinger was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center on Tuesday, March 29, and underwent an angioplasty procedure," hospital spokeswoman Myrna Manners said in a statement. "He was discharged earlier today and is resting comfortably at home."
November 25, 2004 | From the Washington Post
Joseph Sisco, a diplomat who played a major role in former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East and whose career in the State Department spanned five presidential administrations, died Nov. 23 of complications from diabetes at his home in Chevy Chase, Md. He was 85.
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