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July 24, 1991 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III arrived Tuesday for a meeting of Southeast Asian nations at which Japan is emphasizing more than ever before its differences with the United States, both on human rights questions and on defense policy. At the annual conference of the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations, Japan seized the initiative by proposing an enhanced security role for ASEAN--a suggestion that met with a cool response from the United States.
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August 5, 1992 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of a Senate panel clashed with Pentagon officials Tuesday over the Defense Department's handling of hundreds of live-sighting reports indicating that U.S. servicemen may have been imprisoned in Southeast Asia long after the end of the Vietnam War.
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August 5, 1992 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of a Senate panel clashed with Pentagon officials Tuesday over the Defense Department's handling of hundreds of live-sighting reports indicating that U.S. servicemen may have been imprisoned in Southeast Asia long after the end of the Vietnam War.
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July 24, 1991 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III arrived Tuesday for a meeting of Southeast Asian nations at which Japan is emphasizing more than ever before its differences with the United States, both on human rights questions and on defense policy. At the annual conference of the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations, Japan seized the initiative by proposing an enhanced security role for ASEAN--a suggestion that met with a cool response from the United States.
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November 2, 1990 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. government officials have repeatedly discounted evidence that Americans held prisoner or missing in action from the Vietnam War may remain alive in Southeast Asia, a study by congressional staff members concludes. In the report released earlier this week, the Republican staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee complained that after the final airlift of 591 POWs in 1974, the government "internally adopted and acted upon the presumption that all other POWs were dead."
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September 15, 1999 | DAVID LAMB and MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Indonesian troops here were placed on high alert Tuesday in anticipation of a U.N. Security Council vote creating an Australian-led peacekeeping force for East Timor, Western military sources said.
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September 15, 1999 | MAGGIE FARLEY and DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Security Council early this morning authorized an Australian-led interim peacekeeping force to stop the violence that has ravaged East Timor since its people voted for independence from Indonesia on Aug. 30. A multinational force of 5,000 to 7,000 troops, including soldiers from neighboring Asian nations specially requested by Indonesia, could be on the ground as early as this weekend.
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March 17, 2007 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
It may be true that opposites attract, but Don King-meets-Pope Benedict XVI would seem to be more the invention of film director David Lynch than reality. But the Big White Hat actually will meet the Really Scary Hair (Twin Peaks?) on Wednesday. The rope-a-dope-with-the-pope was set up by boxer Luca Messi, who fought on a card promoted by King, and whose brother is a priest.
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October 2, 1996 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pentagon warned Tuesday that the number of U.S. troops who may have been exposed to toxic agents at two Iraqi chemical weapon sites just after the 1991 Persian Gulf War could be at least three times as large as the 5,000 it has estimated so far.
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