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December 30, 1994 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Ambassador Robert B. Oakley, State Department counterterrorism chief during the Ronald Reagan Administration, agreed Thursday to pay a $5,000 civil fine to settle allegations that he improperly lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of Lebanon's airline. While head of the counterterrorism office in 1985, Oakley played a role in Reagan's decision to prohibit Middle East Airlines from flying to or from the United States.
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December 30, 1994 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Ambassador Robert B. Oakley, State Department counterterrorism chief during the Ronald Reagan Administration, agreed Thursday to pay a $5,000 civil fine to settle allegations that he improperly lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of Lebanon's airline. While head of the counterterrorism office in 1985, Oakley played a role in Reagan's decision to prohibit Middle East Airlines from flying to or from the United States.
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October 21, 1993 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton expressed "complete confidence" in Somalia envoy Robert B. Oakley on Wednesday, despite a State Department investigation of charges that the retired ambassador violated federal conflict of interest laws by lobbying as a private consultant for a Lebanese airline. State Department spokesman David Johnson said that Inspector General Sherman Funk opened an investigation of Oakley last August after questions were raised about the propriety of Oakley's effort to restore U.S.
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October 21, 1993 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton expressed "complete confidence" in Somalia envoy Robert B. Oakley on Wednesday, despite a State Department investigation of charges that the retired ambassador violated federal conflict of interest laws by lobbying as a private consultant for a Lebanese airline. State Department spokesman David Johnson said that Inspector General Sherman Funk opened an investigation of Oakley last August after questions were raised about the propriety of Oakley's effort to restore U.S.
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December 16, 1992 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Ambassador Robert B. Oakley, a colleague mused, the crisis in Somalia was almost made to order. Widely known around Washington as the diplomat's diplomat, the man named chief U.S. envoy to Somalia has spent the past decade salvaging assorted foreign policy debacles or crises. Those experiences, friends and colleagues say, make him uniquely capable of taking on the thorny problems in the nation racked by clan wars and famine. "Bob is really a driven person.
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March 3, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marine sharpshooters scanned the horizon from sandbagged machine gun nests atop the gutted U.S. Embassy here Tuesday as U.S. special envoy Robert B. Oakley bade farewell to Somalia and the 16,000 American troops he will leave behind today with the first official declaration of success and a personal confession of just one regret. During a brief ceremony under Mogadishu's blistering sun, U.S.
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December 24, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American experience in Vietnam and Lebanon is casting a shadow over U.S. policy in Somalia, raising fears that the United States could get bogged down in an occupation that ends in disgrace and disaster, says Robert B. Oakley, President Bush's special envoy to this embattled land. Speaking in an interview in his makeshift office in the villa of what had been the Conoco Inc.
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January 11, 1993 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The deputy assistant secretary of State had only one stipulation about the assignment of Robert B. Oakley as special envoy to Somalia. "Just make sure he's in Berkeley for our son's wedding on Jan. 2," Phyllis Oakley told Gen. Colin Powell. The chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs took the admonition under advisement. "I hear you," Powell responded. And sure enough, Bob and Phyllis Oakley were at St. Clement's Church the day after New Year's--greeting guests like any other proud parents.
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September 12, 1986 | Associated Press
Robert B. Oakley is leaving his job as head of the State Department's counterterrorism office to become an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the organization said Thursday.
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October 25, 1985
Washington is giving top priority to its efforts to gain the release of six Americans still held hostage in Lebanon, Robert B. Oakley, director of the State Department's campaign against terrorism, said. Oakley commented before a Senate caucus on anti-terrorism in response to a complaint by a relative of one of the hostages. Sue Franceschini, sister of Father Lawrence Jenco, said that not enough is being done to free the hostages.
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March 3, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marine sharpshooters scanned the horizon from sandbagged machine gun nests atop the gutted U.S. Embassy here Tuesday as U.S. special envoy Robert B. Oakley bade farewell to Somalia and the 16,000 American troops he will leave behind today with the first official declaration of success and a personal confession of just one regret. During a brief ceremony under Mogadishu's blistering sun, U.S.
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January 11, 1993 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The deputy assistant secretary of State had only one stipulation about the assignment of Robert B. Oakley as special envoy to Somalia. "Just make sure he's in Berkeley for our son's wedding on Jan. 2," Phyllis Oakley told Gen. Colin Powell. The chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs took the admonition under advisement. "I hear you," Powell responded. And sure enough, Bob and Phyllis Oakley were at St. Clement's Church the day after New Year's--greeting guests like any other proud parents.
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December 24, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American experience in Vietnam and Lebanon is casting a shadow over U.S. policy in Somalia, raising fears that the United States could get bogged down in an occupation that ends in disgrace and disaster, says Robert B. Oakley, President Bush's special envoy to this embattled land. Speaking in an interview in his makeshift office in the villa of what had been the Conoco Inc.
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December 16, 1992 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Ambassador Robert B. Oakley, a colleague mused, the crisis in Somalia was almost made to order. Widely known around Washington as the diplomat's diplomat, the man named chief U.S. envoy to Somalia has spent the past decade salvaging assorted foreign policy debacles or crises. Those experiences, friends and colleagues say, make him uniquely capable of taking on the thorny problems in the nation racked by clan wars and famine. "Bob is really a driven person.
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March 3, 1986
A presidential task force has concluded that U.S. policy on international terrorism is "pretty good" and requires no major change, according to a State Department official. The task force, formed after the Mideast hijacking of a TWA jetliner last year, recommends in its report that the United States continue its policy of retaliating against terrorists but refrain from acting against states harboring terrorists, said Robert B. Oakley, ambassador-at-large for counterterrorism.
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