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December 15, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under a cold gray sky, U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney stood shoulder to shoulder with his Czech counterpart here and watched as the grim and greatcoated soldiers of a former adversary goose-stepped past him. The ritual greeting by a friendly nation last week marked the start of the first visit ever by an American defense secretary to Prague and, with it, the end of an era in which Pentagon officials shunned Eastern European countries and demonized their militaries.
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December 15, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under a cold gray sky, U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney stood shoulder to shoulder with his Czech counterpart here and watched as the grim and greatcoated soldiers of a former adversary goose-stepped past him. The ritual greeting by a friendly nation last week marked the start of the first visit ever by an American defense secretary to Prague and, with it, the end of an era in which Pentagon officials shunned Eastern European countries and demonized their militaries.
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