CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1994
One day after CIA Director R. James Woolsey alerted Congress that North Korea's leaders were bringing their country to "a heightened state of military readiness," the Clinton Administration said it is considering sending Patriot missiles to help defend South Korea and the 36,000 U.S. troops stationed there. That would be a prudent move, and the sooner accomplished the better.
February 11, 1992 |
Vice President Dan Quayle arrived here Monday, refusing to comment on the alarm he and a contingent of American politicians created with weekend remarks in Germany that seemingly linked a continued U.S. presence in NATO with Washington's trade dispute with Europe over agriculture subsidies. While Quayle appeared to play down the remarks during a stop in Geneva, "tomorrow" was all he would say as he and his wife Marilyn began a two-day visit here as part of his European tour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1993
North Korea's refusal to allow impartial international inspection of its nuclear facilities, after agreeing last year that it would do so, feeds concerns that the most secretive, isolated and repressive of the surviving communist countries is rushing to build its own nuclear weapons. As a result the U.N. Security Council may soon be asked to take action, probably economic sanctions, to try to compel North Korea to meet its obligations as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
March 22, 1994 |
Former CIA Director Robert M. Gates on Monday dismissed as "nonsense" claims that internal security procedures had been a mess under his stewardship of the spy agency. Blasting what he described as a rush to judgment, Gates said it was too early to draw conclusions about the case of Aldrich H. Ames, the Central Intelligence Agency officer accused of spying for Moscow. "I think it's nonsense that there's a systemic problem in security," he said in an interview.
April 24, 1989 |
--Charles E. Horner is associate director of the U.S. Information Agency. But he knew his wife was more influential when a letter arrived for "Mr. and Mrs. Constance Horner." Her "better half" founded the Denis Thatcher Society, named after the retiring husband of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. It's a tongue-in-cheek support group for "men whose wives are deservedly more prominent and influential than they are," he said. Constance J. Horner, for instance, oversees 2.2 million federal employees as director of the Office of Personnel Management and is nominated to be undersecretary of health and human services.
September 1, 2005 |
With no public fanfare, Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to let customers continue driving about 1,000 discontinued electric RAV4 sport utility vehicles that were a precursor to the popular Prius gasoline-electric hybrid. Toyota's decision is a rare victory for a small but devoted band of drivers of electric cars and trucks, who say automakers never gave the vehicles a chance to succeed in the mass market.
August 12, 1993 |
Three people have been picked up for questioning in the murder of an American CIA operative, and the head of security for Georgia's leader was suspended Wednesday pending the outcome of the investigation. The security chief, Eldar Gogoladze, was driving the car in which Fred Woodruff, 45, was killed by a gunshot Sunday night. His suspension was reported by an official of the Ministry of Information and Intelligence, where Gogoladze works.
August 8, 2002
As the Bush administration weighs various plans for toppling Saddam Hussein, European allies are becoming increasingly jittery. Last week, President Bush repeated his determination to oust Hussein but Wednesday showed welcome signs of temperance, saying he will be "patient and deliberate" and consult with Congress and "friends and allies."
August 9, 1994 |
The top-secret agency that manages the nation's spy satellites has nearly completed building a $310-million headquarters, unknown to its congressional overseers. The existence of the four-tower, million-square-foot National Reconnaissance Office complex in the Virginia suburbs was disclosed Monday after President Clinton declassified the project. "This is an unprecedented disclosure," said Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1993
It still isn't clear whether Fred Woodruff was killed in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi last Sunday night in a planned act of terrorism or as a result of a random bullet fired by one of the many criminal gangs that infest the now independent former Soviet republic. What has become clear is that Woodruff, listed as a U.S. embassy political officer, was in fact a senior officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, on assignment as part of an effort to train Georgians in anti-terrorism measures.