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February 2, 1987
Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard N. Perle described Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's proposal to abolish all nuclear weapons by the year 2000 as "dangerous nonsense." He told an annual defense symposium of Atlantic Alliance countries in Munich, West Germany, that European members of the alliance were guilty of timidity in failing to reject Gorbachev's "beguiling maneuvers" on arms control that would leave the alliance vulnerable to Soviet superiority in conventional forces.
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December 6, 2003 | From Reuters
Pentagon advisor Richard Perle came under fire for failing to disclose financial ties to Boeing Co., even while championing its bid for a controversial $20-billion-plus defense contract. Perle co-wrote a guest column in the Wall Street Journal this summer praising the plan to lease and then buy 100 aerial refueling tankers, a year after Boeing committed to invest up to $20 million in Trireme Partners, a New York venture capital fund in which Perle is a principal.
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NEWS
March 9, 1987 | Associated Press
Assistant Defense Secretary Richard N. Perle, a hard-liner on arms control issues, indicated Sunday that he will be leaving his job soon. "Well, sometime in the near future," Perle said on "John McLaughlin's One on One" television program after he was asked when he would step down. He would give no other details. NBC News reported Saturday that Perle would announce his departure this week.
NATIONAL
November 17, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An investigation by the U.S. Defense Department's inspector general has cleared Pentagon advisor Richard N. Perle of any violation of conflict of interest laws in his private consulting business, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday. Rumsfeld issued a statement to reporters traveling with him in South Korea saying that Inspector General Joseph Schmitz had cleared Perle after a six-month investigation.
NATIONAL
November 17, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An investigation by the U.S. Defense Department's inspector general has cleared Pentagon advisor Richard N. Perle of any violation of conflict of interest laws in his private consulting business, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday. Rumsfeld issued a statement to reporters traveling with him in South Korea saying that Inspector General Joseph Schmitz had cleared Perle after a six-month investigation.
NEWS
November 21, 1986 | Associated Press
A Pentagon official today defended the Reagan Administration's handling of the Reykjavik summit and subsequent negotiations with the Soviet Union, saying American offers have been carefully planned and not reckless as critics have charged. "I reject the notion that Reykjavik was conducted in a slipshod manner," Richard N. Perle, an assistant secretary of defense and prominent arms control hard-liner, told a House Armed Services Committee hearing. "There was a great deal of careful deliberation.
NEWS
March 13, 1987 | Associated Press
Richard N. Perle, an uncompromising hard-liner who helped shape the Reagan Administration's policies toward the Soviet Union for six years, announced Thursday he would resign his Pentagon post this spring. "For personal and family reasons, I am herewith resigning my post as assistant secretary of defense, effective this spring after an orderly transition in my office," Perle wrote in a letter to President Reagan.
NEWS
February 5, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER and RUDY ABRAMSON, Times Staff Writers
Richard N. Perle, formerly the Pentagon's top arms control expert, Thursday urged the Senate to amend the proposed medium-range missile treaty to allow the United States to retain non-nuclear ground-launched cruise missiles, a change that Administration officials quickly attacked as presenting a "verification nightmare."
NATIONAL
October 15, 2002 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
A huge video screen hung from the ceiling, behind the ornate mahogany desks and oil portraits of elders that give the House International Relations Committee room an air of history. Peering down from the screen, three times the size of anyone else in the room, was the committee's next witness, live from the U.S. Embassy in London. Chairman Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.), no small figure himself, looked up at the screen and observed, "Richard Perle is hovering over us."
BUSINESS
December 6, 2003 | From Reuters
Pentagon advisor Richard Perle came under fire for failing to disclose financial ties to Boeing Co., even while championing its bid for a controversial $20-billion-plus defense contract. Perle co-wrote a guest column in the Wall Street Journal this summer praising the plan to lease and then buy 100 aerial refueling tankers, a year after Boeing committed to invest up to $20 million in Trireme Partners, a New York venture capital fund in which Perle is a principal.
NATIONAL
March 28, 2003 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
Saying he wanted to avoid distracting the Bush administration from the war in Iraq, Richard Perle resigned as chairman of a Pentagon advisory board Thursday following criticism of his role in advising a bankrupt telecommunications company seeking government approval to sell to foreign buyers. Perle said that he was stepping down voluntarily as chairman of the Defense Policy Board and that he had not been pressured by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to do so.
NATIONAL
October 15, 2002 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
A huge video screen hung from the ceiling, behind the ornate mahogany desks and oil portraits of elders that give the House International Relations Committee room an air of history. Peering down from the screen, three times the size of anyone else in the room, was the committee's next witness, live from the U.S. Embassy in London. Chairman Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.), no small figure himself, looked up at the screen and observed, "Richard Perle is hovering over us."
NEWS
February 5, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER and RUDY ABRAMSON, Times Staff Writers
Richard N. Perle, formerly the Pentagon's top arms control expert, Thursday urged the Senate to amend the proposed medium-range missile treaty to allow the United States to retain non-nuclear ground-launched cruise missiles, a change that Administration officials quickly attacked as presenting a "verification nightmare."
NEWS
March 13, 1987 | Associated Press
Richard N. Perle, an uncompromising hard-liner who helped shape the Reagan Administration's policies toward the Soviet Union for six years, announced Thursday he would resign his Pentagon post this spring. "For personal and family reasons, I am herewith resigning my post as assistant secretary of defense, effective this spring after an orderly transition in my office," Perle wrote in a letter to President Reagan.
NEWS
March 9, 1987 | Associated Press
Assistant Defense Secretary Richard N. Perle, a hard-liner on arms control issues, indicated Sunday that he will be leaving his job soon. "Well, sometime in the near future," Perle said on "John McLaughlin's One on One" television program after he was asked when he would step down. He would give no other details. NBC News reported Saturday that Perle would announce his departure this week.
NEWS
February 2, 1987
Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard N. Perle described Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's proposal to abolish all nuclear weapons by the year 2000 as "dangerous nonsense." He told an annual defense symposium of Atlantic Alliance countries in Munich, West Germany, that European members of the alliance were guilty of timidity in failing to reject Gorbachev's "beguiling maneuvers" on arms control that would leave the alliance vulnerable to Soviet superiority in conventional forces.
NATIONAL
March 28, 2003 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
Saying he wanted to avoid distracting the Bush administration from the war in Iraq, Richard Perle resigned as chairman of a Pentagon advisory board Thursday following criticism of his role in advising a bankrupt telecommunications company seeking government approval to sell to foreign buyers. Perle said that he was stepping down voluntarily as chairman of the Defense Policy Board and that he had not been pressured by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to do so.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1986 | From Reuters
U.S. Assistant Defense Secretary Richard N. Perle met Turkish officials Monday to discuss defense industry cooperation and U.S. aid for the modernization of Turkish military equipment, Turkish officials said.
NEWS
November 21, 1986 | Associated Press
A Pentagon official today defended the Reagan Administration's handling of the Reykjavik summit and subsequent negotiations with the Soviet Union, saying American offers have been carefully planned and not reckless as critics have charged. "I reject the notion that Reykjavik was conducted in a slipshod manner," Richard N. Perle, an assistant secretary of defense and prominent arms control hard-liner, told a House Armed Services Committee hearing. "There was a great deal of careful deliberation.
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