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July 24, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER and PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The controversial B-2 bomber suffered another major setback Monday as House Armed Services Committee Chairman Les Aspin (D-Wis.) formally joined the growing list of congressional opponents of the costly warplane. In a floor speech, Aspin said that he can discern no "unique and compelling mission for the B-2" and declared that he hopes to terminate the program when the 15 bombers now under construction are completed.
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July 13, 1996 | Associated Press
The Pentagon paid tribute to one of its great supporters and keen critics Friday, giving Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) a full military send-off in his last year in the Senate. "He leaves a magnificent legacy of wisdom, tenacity, vision and patriotism," Defense Secretary William J. Perry said in a ceremony on the parade grounds outside the Pentagon.
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February 11, 1990 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee proposed Saturday that the United States and Soviet Union undertake an unprecedented overhaul of the safeguards they have in place to protect against an accidental or unauthorized launch of nuclear weapons. Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) said he will make a formal proposal soon to Defense Secretary Dick Cheney to begin a sweeping review of existing mechanisms adopted by the armed forces to ensure the security of the nation's nuclear weapons.
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May 2, 1996 | JAMES RISEN and DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In midsummer of 1994, Charles E. Redman, then the chief U.S. negotiator in the Balkans, paid a private visit on Capitol Hill to Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) and a small group of key lawmakers who were searching for ways to help the struggling government of Bosnia survive the Balkan civil war. Nunn and his colleagues thought they had an answer for one troubling question: how the U.S. could help the outgunned Bosnians defend themselves without directly violating the international arms embargo.
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February 9, 1989
Nov. 8 -- George Bush is elected President. Within days, FBI begins background check of his leading candidate for defense secretary, John Tower. The probe focuses on allegations of excessive drinking, womanizing and ties to the defense industry. Dec. 16--Bush ends weeks of speculation by announcing Tower's nomination, saying the long investigation cleared Tower of any serious impropriety.
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April 21, 1991 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few months ago, before Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis.) and Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) split over whether to go to war in the Persian Gulf, Aspin sized up the two defense oracles' comparative political clout and hinted at their intense, though outwardly friendly, rivalry. "I'm the 400-pound gorilla" on defense policy, said Aspin, who is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. But Nunn, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, "is the 800-pound gorilla," Aspin conceded.
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December 8, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Two Democratic senators joined with William J. Bennett, author of the popular "Book of Virtues," to criticize advertisers who support what critics call "trash TV" talk shows. The three said the shows are contributing to a decline in morals in America and selling exploitation. In television and radio ads to begin airing today, Bennett and Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Sam Nunn (D-Ga.
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January 20, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
The White House intensified its search for a new defense secretary on Wednesday after the abrupt and unexpected withdrawal of nominee Bobby Ray Inman. Officials said that Georgia Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn, the powerful chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, had been approached about the job, but Nunn, who has sparred with President Clinton on defense budget issues and on the acceptance of gays in the military, declined to be considered.
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December 7, 1992 | from Times Wire Services
Sen. Sam Nunn dismissed two aides a decade ago after learning they were gay, and gay rights groups say that disqualifies him from a Cabinet post in the Clinton Administration, a published report said Sunday. The Georgia Democrat, said to be a leading candidate for secretary of Defense, has confirmed that he asked the two openly gay aides to leave because of their sexual persuasion, the New York Times said.
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March 25, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday proposed cutting the Pentagon budget by between $80 billion and $85 billion over the next five years, setting the stage for a confrontation between Congress and President Bush over how far to slash defense spending in the post-Cold War period. The proposal offered by Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.
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December 8, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Two Democratic senators joined with William J. Bennett, author of the popular "Book of Virtues," to criticize advertisers who support what critics call "trash TV" talk shows. The three said the shows are contributing to a decline in morals in America and selling exploitation. In television and radio ads to begin airing today, Bennett and Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Sam Nunn (D-Ga.
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October 23, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), one of the Senate's most influential voices on national security matters, said he would consider "very strongly" any request from President Clinton to take over from Warren Christopher as secretary of state. Nunn, who is not seeking reelection next year, said, however, that he had not heard from Clinton about any such possibility. "It's a job that anyone would consider, I think," he said.
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October 16, 1995 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. Sam Nunn, one of the top authorities in Congress on security and terrorism, warned Sunday that the United States has many inviting and inadequately protected terrorist targets and should pay heed to Japan's painful experience with the Aum Supreme Truth cult. Nunn (D-Ga.) said a study by his staff shows that the Japanese cult, which is accused in the deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subways earlier this year, was working to develop biological weapons and the means to deliver them.
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September 21, 1994 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
Only one day after the White House hailed the accord that staved off a U.S. invasion of Haiti, a wave of criticism erupted Tuesday over the agreement and how the Clinton Administration handles foreign policy--some of it coming from participants in the eleventh-hour mission to Port-au-Prince.
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September 19, 1994 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former President Jimmy Carter was ushered into early retirement by the American voters because they saw him as ineffective at home and weak abroad, but he has shown again this weekend that he retains two surpassing virtues: a preternatural patience and an unshakable faith in his fellow man.
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September 18, 1994 | KENNETH FREED and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In what President Clinton called "one last, best effort" to avoid bloodshed, a delegation led by former President Jimmy Carter met with Haiti's top military leaders into the early hours this morning, hoping to persuade them to step aside rather than face an invasion by the huge U.S. force poised offshore. Neither side indicated whether any progress was made in the first round of talks, which lasted about three hours Saturday afternoon.
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March 29, 1993 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as the Clinton Administration struggles to defuse the explosive gays-in-the-military issue, the debate over lifting the armed forces' ban on homosexuals will be thrown today into the most combustible forum in Washington: Capitol Hill. Under the gavel of Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), the redoubtable chairman of the Armed Services Committee and an avowed opponent of President Clinton's plan, the tone is supposed to be "thorough and objective," as the conservative lawmaker promised this weekend.
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January 28, 1993 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Born of a volatile mix of clashing principles, political rivalries, missed cues, wounded pride and contested turf, the already explosive issue of gays in the military has become a test of power as well--a struggle between President Clinton and one of the most prideful barons of Congress, Georgia Democrat Sam Nunn, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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September 18, 1994 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When former President Jimmy Carter, Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) and retired Gen. Colin L. Powell met with Haiti's Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras on Saturday, the first item on their agenda was persuading the enigmatic general to give up and go into exile--but that wasn't the only thing. Indeed, setting a departure time and destination for Cedras and other members of Haiti's military regime might prove to be the easiest part of Carter's mission, Administration officials say.
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September 17, 1994 | DOYLE MCMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For months, ever since President Clinton and his aides began seriously considering a U.S. invasion of Haiti, they have hoped against hope for one unlikely outcome: that Haiti's brutal rulers somehow would surrender without a fight. "That would be quite a victory," a close Clinton aide mused recently. It would relieve Clinton's deep personal uneasiness about sending U.S. troops into battle, especially in an unpopular cause.
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