July 15, 2000 |
A shooting spree by three soldiers who fled their base in southeastern Armenia left eight people dead, the Defense Ministry said in Yerevan, the capital. Military police arrested one of the soldiers, and a hunt for the others was underway. The rampage began Thursday when the three deserters grabbed Kalashnikov rifles from their base and stopped a car on a nearby road by shooting the driver and a passenger, the ministry's press service said.
December 14, 1990 |
Saddam Hussein issued an amnesty Thursday for Iraqis who fled the country during its 1980-88 war with Iran, government newspapers reported. Iraqi diplomats in Baghdad said the president's decree apparently is directed at facilitating the return of thousands of servicemen who are in Iran and want to return but fear reprisal for desertion and siding with the enemy during the war.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1987 |
The military is waging war against Sen. Alan Cranston's plan to protect millions of acres of the Mojave Desert where troops train and experimental planes fly. The Democratic senator wants the National Park Service to protect 4.3 million acres of California desert from the ravages of off-road vehicles, mining, and oil and gas exploration. His bill, currently before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, would have no direct effect on 3.
February 12, 1992 |
One was a KGB agent working undercover as a journalist in San Francisco who fell in love with America and fed tips to the FBI. Another was a dope-smoking hippie who tried to defect by hijacking a plane. A third was a soldier in the strategic missile forces near China who "accidentally" ended up on the other side of the heavily guarded border and lived there for a year.
March 25, 1990 |
Lithuania's leader assured President Mikhail S. Gorbachev after an extraordinary spate of Kremlin saber-rattling Saturday that his breakaway republic is not forming paramilitary units and warned Lithuanian deserters from the Soviet army that he cannot protect them. As night fell on this Baltic capital, there were no signs of the early morning armored convoys that had shocked and angered Lithuanians in the tensest 24 hours since their declaration of independence two weeks ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1991 |
A year ago, Cpl. Brett Lockeman was sweating over jet engines in the hot Saudi Arabian sun, half a world away from home. On Sunday the Marine was sweating again, but this time he did it as he crossed a finish line on a runway at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Prouder than ever and noticeably exhilarated from their efforts in the Persian Gulf, Marines were back in force Sunday morning at the base's fourth annual "Run of the Runways," which drew an estimated 2,000 runners.