CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1994
Re "Russians Leave Germany Minus Fond Farewells," June 26: The proper comparison, on the apples for apples principle, is to compare the 339,000 troops plus the 211,000 dependents and civilian support personnel the former Soviet Union kept in the former East Germany with the several hundred thousand troops and dependents the U.S., Britain and France kept in West Germany, and the conclusion would have been that there indeed was a near parity of...
June 26, 1994 |
How do you say "bum's rush" in German? The approximate translation is a deplorable seven syllables long, but no matter. The expression has been vividly played out all around greater Berlin this spring and early summer, in the final act of the great piece of theater known as the end of the Cold War: Germany's back-of-the-hand farewell to the Russians.
June 21, 2001 |
On the 14th floor of the federal courthouse here, a strange coda to the Cold War is playing out, its unwilling protagonist a Florida retiree who, until last year, was bagging groceries at a supermarket to help make ends meet. Frail and nearly bald, 74-year-old George Trofimoff would seem much more at home on a sun-dappled shuffleboard court than sitting in the chair of an accused criminal. But according to U.S.
November 29, 1995 |
The United States will play for the Davis Cup title against Russia this week without Andre Agassi. The world's No. 2 player has an injured chest and the U.S. Tennis Association announced his withdrawal Tuesday. Agassi strained a chest muscle during the Davis Cup semifinals against Sweden in Las Vegas in September. He aggravated the injury during a tournament in Essen, Germany, last month and has not played since. Agassi, who lost his No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1997 |
An aura of inevitability has descended over the decision to expand NATO to include the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. President Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Henry Kissinger and of course Zbigniew Brzezinski all have declared it a wonderful idea. The three countries are "insecure," right? NATO has always successfully guaranteed the security of all its members, right? NATO membership is therefore the logical solution, right? Wrong, say the vast majority of U.S.
November 22, 1994 |
For nearly three centuries, the region that today is marked on the political map as the German state of Brandenburg has stood in constant readiness for war. In the 18th Century, these pine-covered flatlands were the parade ground of Prussian military might; during the Nazi rearmament of the 1930s, they became the command and control center for Hitler's Wehrmacht.