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February 4, 1994 | Associated Press
President Clinton has nominated Vice Adm. Henry Chiles Jr. for appointment as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Strategic Command and promotion to admiral, the Pentagon announced Thursday. If confirmed by the Senate, Chiles, 56, would become the first admiral to head the new command, which brings all Air Force and Navy nuclear weapons under the command of a single unit.
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March 28, 1996 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that Sen. Bob Dole has locked down his party's presidential nomination, an expanding whirlwind of personalities will surround the Kansas Republican's run for the White House. By election day in November, an assortment of friends, colleagues and wannabes will climb aboard the Dole bandwagon, all offering ideas on how he can beat Bill Clinton. If he wins, many hope to be remembered for their sage advice once he begins to build his Cabinet and administration.
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BOOKS
May 12, 1985 | Art Seidenbaum
The Button: The Pentagon's Strategic Command and Control by Daniel Ford (Simon & Schuster: $18.95; 272 pp.) Reviewed by Art Seidenbaum Between the peril of our time and a potential panic to end all time is a membrane of mutual intelligence--fragile, covering thousands of implanted annihilation engines as well as arms-control discussions. Daniel Ford, reasonable and rightly concerned, takes us through the labyrinth of U.S.
NEWS
February 4, 1994 | Associated Press
President Clinton has nominated Vice Adm. Henry Chiles Jr. for appointment as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Strategic Command and promotion to admiral, the Pentagon announced Thursday. If confirmed by the Senate, Chiles, 56, would become the first admiral to head the new command, which brings all Air Force and Navy nuclear weapons under the command of a single unit.
NEWS
May 31, 1987 | Associated Press
The Strategic Air Command has scheduled its annual Global Shield exercise forthe middle of next month, the Pentagon said Friday. The exercise, which involves bomber and missile wings of the command throughout the United States, will begin June 10 and extend through June 19, the Pentagon said.
NEWS
May 30, 1987 | Associated Press
The Strategic Air Command has scheduled its annual Global Shield exercise, which simulates flights during wartime conditions, for June 10-19, the Pentagon announced Friday. The exercise involves bomber and missile wings of the command throughout the United States.
NEWS
March 28, 1996 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that Sen. Bob Dole has locked down his party's presidential nomination, an expanding whirlwind of personalities will surround the Kansas Republican's run for the White House. By election day in November, an assortment of friends, colleagues and wannabes will climb aboard the Dole bandwagon, all offering ideas on how he can beat Bill Clinton. If he wins, many hope to be remembered for their sage advice once he begins to build his Cabinet and administration.
NEWS
October 2, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Curtis Emerson LeMay, the tough bomber general who directed the smashing of German and Japanese cities during World War II and then built the Strategic Air Command into a powerful nuclear strike force, died Monday of a heart attack. He was 83. The four-star general relayed President Harry S. Truman's orders to drop nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending the war, despite his later-expressed belief that Japan could have been defeated with conventional incendiary bombs.
NEWS
June 24, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of the Persian Gulf War, the Strategic Air Command is stepping up efforts to transform itself from the guardian of the nation's nuclear deterrent to the spearhead of its long-range conventional bomber strike force. At Ellsworth Air Force Base, under the roar of bombers once trained almost exclusively for nuclear war, the service is building the engine of this transformation, a bomber pilot's dream called the Strategic Warfare Center.
WORLD
June 22, 2006 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
The Bush administration has spent nearly $43 billion over the last five years on missile defense systems, but with North Korea poised to launch its most advanced missile yet, U.S. government assessments and investigative reports indicate little confidence in the centerpiece portion of the program.
NEWS
June 24, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of the Persian Gulf War, the Strategic Air Command is stepping up efforts to transform itself from the guardian of the nation's nuclear deterrent to the spearhead of its long-range conventional bomber strike force. At Ellsworth Air Force Base, under the roar of bombers once trained almost exclusively for nuclear war, the service is building the engine of this transformation, a bomber pilot's dream called the Strategic Warfare Center.
NEWS
October 2, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Curtis Emerson LeMay, the tough bomber general who directed the smashing of German and Japanese cities during World War II and then built the Strategic Air Command into a powerful nuclear strike force, died Monday of a heart attack. He was 83. The four-star general relayed President Harry S. Truman's orders to drop nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending the war, despite his later-expressed belief that Japan could have been defeated with conventional incendiary bombs.
NEWS
May 31, 1987 | Associated Press
The Strategic Air Command has scheduled its annual Global Shield exercise forthe middle of next month, the Pentagon said Friday. The exercise, which involves bomber and missile wings of the command throughout the United States, will begin June 10 and extend through June 19, the Pentagon said.
NEWS
May 30, 1987 | Associated Press
The Strategic Air Command has scheduled its annual Global Shield exercise, which simulates flights during wartime conditions, for June 10-19, the Pentagon announced Friday. The exercise involves bomber and missile wings of the command throughout the United States.
BOOKS
May 12, 1985 | Art Seidenbaum
The Button: The Pentagon's Strategic Command and Control by Daniel Ford (Simon & Schuster: $18.95; 272 pp.) Reviewed by Art Seidenbaum Between the peril of our time and a potential panic to end all time is a membrane of mutual intelligence--fragile, covering thousands of implanted annihilation engines as well as arms-control discussions. Daniel Ford, reasonable and rightly concerned, takes us through the labyrinth of U.S.
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