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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1991
C'mon, people! This whole Schwarzkopf-criticizes-the-President thing is a prime example of the media's tendency to manufacture controversy where it does not exist. I was watching the David Frost interview, and here's how it sounded to me: Schwarzkopf was merely explaining how he, as a military man, saw the situation. He readily admitted that President Bush had to look at the larger picture and that once the decision was made to end hostilities, Schwarzkopf fell right into line.
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December 30, 2012
Re “ H. Norman Schwarzkopf, 1934-2012 ,” Obituary, Dec. 28 Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf was truly a hero. He commanded U.S. troops that crushed Iraqi forces during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, and he received the presidential Medal of Freedom from President George H.W. Bush. He is the greatest U.S. general of all time. So long, “Stormin' Norman.” Paul Bacon Hallandale Beach, Fla. More letters to the editor ...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2012 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who presided over the swift and devastating 1991 military assault on Iraq that transformed the Middle East and reminded America what it was like to win a war, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 78. The former four-star general, whose burly image towering in camouflage fatigues above his troops came to define both Operation Desert Storm and the nation's renewed sense of military pride, had been living in relatively quiet retirement in Tampa, Fla., eschewing the political battles that continued to broil over a part of the world he had left as a conqueror.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2012 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who presided over the swift and devastating 1991 military assault on Iraq that transformed the Middle East and reminded America what it was like to win a war, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 78. The former four-star general, whose burly image towering in camouflage fatigues above his troops came to define both Operation Desert Storm and the nation's renewed sense of military pride, had been living in relatively quiet retirement in Tampa, Fla., eschewing the political battles that continued to broil over a part of the world he had left as a conqueror.
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April 4, 1991 | Associated Press
Gens. Colin L. Powell and H. Norman Schwarzkopf will join thousands of U.S. and allied troops in the city's Operation Welcome Home ticker-tape parade June 10 to honor Persian Gulf warriors. "This will be New York's and perhaps the world's largest ticker-tape parade," Mayor David Dinkins said Tuesday. Dinkins said that Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Schwarzkopf, commander of allied forces in the Gulf, have accepted invitations to participate.
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March 27, 1991 | From Reuters
Gulf commander H. Norman Schwarzkopf says he wanted to annihilate Iraq's armies as Hannibal once crushed the Romans, but President Bush pulled him up short. In a television interview with David Frost scheduled for broadcast tonight, the U.S. Army general also said Baghdad's cease-fire negotiators "suckered me" into letting Iraq keep flying the helicopters it is now using against Shiite and Kurdish rebels. He said Iraqi generals had sought allied permission to fly helicopters for transportation when their real intent was to use the aircraft against the insurrections.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1991
"Schwarzkopf Comes Home to Hero's Welcome" (front page, April 22). Another Norman Conquest! AL HIX, Hollywood Heights
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1991
Gen. Schwarzkopf missed his calling. He should have been a politician or even a Madison Avenue executive. JOHN PROKOP, Carlsbad
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2006 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, whose luminous soprano voice and searing musical intelligence set standards for postwar singers of lieder and opera, has died. She was 90. Schwarzkopf died peacefully at her home in Schruns, Austria, near the Swiss border, late Wednesday or early Thursday, Austrian state television reported. No cause of death was given.
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October 28, 2001 | Associated Press
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf said he believes the U.S. has a better chance than the former Soviet Union of winning a war in Afghanistan. He said during a speech Friday that the country will fare better than it did in Vietnam. Schwarzkopf, who led allied forces in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, said the Soviets failed in Afghanistan because they thought they could win quickly with conventional weapons and tactics.
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January 30, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Gulf War commander defended his officers from suggestions they knowingly allowed U.S. forces to be exposed to chemical weapons. The retired Army general, testifying before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, doubted that the veterans' illnesses were "exclusively" the result of exposure to chemical weapons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1996
What this country needs right now, more than ever, is a great leader who knows how to get the job done. I nominate Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. WILLIAM S. KOESTER Upland
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May 26, 1994 | Associated Press
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who headed U.S. forces during the Persian Gulf War, underwent surgery for prostate cancer Wednesday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. "All indications are that the cancer was discovered in its early stages, and the prospects are for a full recovery," the hospital said in a statement. Dr. David McLeod, chief of urology at Walter Reed, said Schwarzkopf was in excellent physical condition and should recover fully in a matter of weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 1993
Retired Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf and correspondent Charles Kuralt will anchor "Hitler and Stalin, a Legacy of Hate," a two-hour program scheduled for broadcast on CBS Oct. 13. The news special will explore how the two leaders rose to power and will examine whether someone like them could take control of a major country today.
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July 25, 1993 | The Washington Post
In a new history of the Persian Gulf War that redraws the public portrait of its field commander, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf is described by key subordinates as a man of profane and dysfunctional rages who turned his headquarters into "a dispirited bunker" and had little to do with the crucial air campaign against Iraq.
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June 30, 1993 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf returned from the Persian Gulf War as a conquering hero. His reception after two tours of duty in Vietnam was quite different. "I think all of us who served over there and came back home felt a sense of betrayal," the retired Army commander recalled during a recent interview. "We didn't start the war. We were simply doing what our country asked us to do.
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