March 21, 2001 |
Saying he is worried about being "sacrificed" by the Navy to placate the Japanese, the skipper of the submarine Greeneville said Tuesday that he takes full responsibility for the deadly collision with a Japanese fishing vessel, but he also blamed his crew for disobeying orders. "I did not micromanage my crew; I empowered them to do their job," Cmdr. Scott Waddle told a panel of three skeptical and, at times, hostile admirals. ". . . In this case, the process broke."
January 16, 1991 |
After two days of rain that turned the desert into a mire of sticky clay, a chilly sun dawned over Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, and more than half a million soldiers prepared to go to war. Convoys of trucks, tanks and personnel carriers rolled relentlessly northward into forward positions nearer the Kuwaiti border, and soldiers lined up at pay telephones for a last call home before moving on to their final deployment postings.