CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2001 |
The last time Victor Muller saw his brother was in August of 1944. Joseph Muller, who had been drafted and was shipping out for France, had driven up to Victor's summer camp in the Catskills to say goodbye and deliver his first and last man-to-man chat. Take care of Mom and our two sisters, Joseph told his 8-year-old brother. You're a man of the house now.
July 30, 1998 |
The Pentagon on Wednesday issued new rules on personal relationships that will outlaw many Army romances and end some friendships, while upholding controversial sanctions against adultery throughout the services. After 13 months of contentious deliberations, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen ordered the Army to adopt the tougher line of the other services on "fraternization"--improper relationships between officers and enlisted personnel.
March 20, 1998 |
The army lowered the age limit for Palestinians working in the Jewish state, allowing thousands more to work legally. Avi Benayahu, a spokesman for Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai, said married Palestinian men ages 23 and older will now be eligible for work permits in Israel. The previous minimum was 25. The move could allow as many as 10,000 more Palestinians to work in Israel and give an additional 1,500 businesspeople permits to enter, officials said.
November 10, 1995 |
After what he called a "rash" of cases of sexual misconduct by naval personnel, capped by the disclosure of a groping incident aboard a commercial airliner, the Navy's top admiral announced Thursday that he would order the entire Navy to take a day off from normal duties to "take a hard look at ourselves." Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jeremy M. Boorda said the "stand-down," which will affect 430,000 active-duty personnel, would take place in the near future.
October 8, 1994 |
After intense prodding from the United States, the 16-nation Atlantic Alliance on Friday formally pressed the United Nations for measures to intensify the use of Western air power in war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina. The measures, detailed in a letter to U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, would: * Streamline mandatory consultations between North Atlantic Treaty Organization and U.N. officials before any punitive air strikes against forces violating U.N.-declared weapons exclusion zones.
September 23, 1994
The U.S. military's "rules of engagement" for its troops in Haiti, as published in the Haitian Herald, a U.S. military newsletter: Rules of Engagement: Nothing in the ROE limits your right to use necessary force to defend yourself, your fellow service members, your unit, other JTF (joint task force) personnel, key facilities and property designated by your commander. 1. Repel hostile acts with necessary force, including deadly force.