CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2001
Re "Bush Team Plans to End Vieques Bomb Training," June 14: This is not the solution to this problem. Caving to pressure breeds contempt and encourages pressure in other areas. Call the bluff of Puerto Rican activists and bleeding-heart liberal Democrats in this country. Grant Puerto Rico the independence from the U.S. that many there demand. Cut the U.S. taxpayer dollars sent yearly to Puerto Rico to prop up its Third World economy. Then agree to end the use of Vieques island for U.S. military training.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1991
Even as public support for the U.S. military reaches its highest level in years in the afterglow of the Persian Gulf victory, the California State University faculty senate is urging that ROTC programs be ordered off the system's campuses.
June 3, 1988 |
The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Thursday appointed Parliament Speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani acting commander in chief of Iran's armed forces after major military defeats on land and sea. The appointment increased the political power of the man Iranians call "the shark," even though he has had no formal military training.
September 13, 1994
More than 900 soldiers from countries on both sides of the former Iron Curtain are in Poland this week, taking part in the first military exercises between NATO troops and soldiers of the now-defunct Warsaw Pact. The five-day training program is getting under way today at Biedrusko, a village north of Poznan in western Poland.
January 26, 1986 |
The Abu-Hanifa school has few textbooks or pencils. It does have dummy automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and even its youngest pupils work with them. The school, with an enrollment of more than 1,000 boys, is one of dozens operated by Afghan guerrilla groups to teach youths the fundamentals of the Islamic religious faith and to train them to fight Afghanistan's Soviet-supported Communist government. "I want my country to be free.
May 19, 1990 |
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, saying, "We consider ourselves comrades in arms," thanked Libyan leader Col. Moammar Kadafi on Friday for military training he gave ANC fighters and condemned the 1986 U.S. air raids on Libya. About 3,000 cheering students greeted Mandela when he arrived in Tripoli from Algiers as part of an African tour he is taking with his wife, Winnie.
January 3, 1989 |
Sweating like fat men in a steam bath, the aspiring drill instructors collapsed to the ground, puffing and groaning, unaccustomed to the rigors of a 4-mile trot in full gear through the hilly terrain at Camp Pendleton. A few yards away, some officers fussed over a young sergeant who had virtually swooned about a mile back and had to be carried to the finish in a truck. In front of the group stood Gunnery Sgt.