April 24, 1999
the basic element of NATO's structure is the national authority of its 19 members. Representatives to NATO present and vote on proposals based on the policies of their respective governments. For Operation Allied Force, NATO's campaign in Yugoslavia, the chain of command for day-to-day operations is as follows:
August 9, 2008 |
In Mexico's drug war, Gen. Sergio Aponte Polito racked up crime-fighting credentials worthy of the Dark Knight, making record seizures of drugs and weapons and forcing out top Baja California law enforcement officials he accused of corruption and of having links to organized crime.
September 22, 2012 |
BEIRUT - Two former Turkish generals and a retired admiral were among more than 300 ex-officers sentenced to prison terms Friday in a controversial case that highlighted tensions between Turkey's civilian government and the long-powerful military. The three ex-commanders were convicted in Istanbul, Turkey, of being the ringleaders of a complex plot to "overthrow the government by force" almost a decade ago and were initially sentenced to life in prison, Turkish news reports said.
December 31, 2000 |
Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica retired 13 top military officers, including indicted war criminal Gen. Dragoljub Ojdanic, a former army chief, the state-run Tanjug news agency said. But Gen. Nebojsa Pavkovic, the current army chief and longtime ally of former President Slobodan Milosevic, was not on the list.
September 4, 2002 |
Three military officers accused of ordering the slaying of a Guatemalan human rights activist went on trial in her stabbing death. Myrna Mack was stabbed 27 times outside her Guatemala City office Sept. 11, 1990. In 1993, Sgt. Noel de Jesus Beteta was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the killing. Three years later, Gen. Edgar Augusto Godoy and retired Cols.
September 17, 1985 |
Four former top-echelon military officers, one a political party leader and former prime minister, were arrested today and charged with treason in a failed coup on Sept. 9. Police identified the four as Kriangsak Chomanand, a former supreme commander; his one-time deputy, Krasae Intharatna; Serm Nanakorn, another former armed forces supreme commander, and Yod Thephasadin, former deputy army commander in chief.