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March 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said he would have to fire an additional 300,000 service personnel next year if a proposed $15-billion defense cut in Congress passes. Cheney said the firings, more than 15% of the present 1.94 million troops, would be in addition to the 236,000 troops already planned for separation. The House is to vote possibly today on the $15-billion cut. "The only way you get savings of this magnitude in a short period of time" is such firings, Cheney said.
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June 5, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House approved a $1-billion "defense conversion" program Thursday designed to help ease the impact of Pentagon spending cuts on the economy by providing aid to defense contractors, local governments and laid-off military personnel and defense workers. The plan, endorsed by the Democratic leadership, was touted as a counter to a similar plan proposed by President Bush that is only one-fifth the size.
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June 5, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House approved a $1-billion "defense conversion" program Thursday designed to help ease the impact of Pentagon spending cuts on the economy by providing aid to defense contractors, local governments and laid-off military personnel and defense workers. The plan, endorsed by the Democratic leadership, was touted as a counter to a similar plan proposed by President Bush that is only one-fifth the size.
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April 24, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Air Force will have to lay off as many as 3,300 junior officers this year and next as it struggles to pare its ranks and reduce its budgets, according to the service's top general. The firings would be the first by any of the armed services during the current drawdown, and would mark the first time since the end of the Vietnam War that the Air Force has cut its budget by issuing pink slips to career military officers. Gen. Merrill A.
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July 11, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Senate Armed Services subcommittee, meeting in closed session, voted Tuesday to cut military manpower by 100,000 in the coming year, or nearly three times more than recommended by the Administration, sources said. At the same time, another panel voted to keep open the M1 tank production line, despite Defense Secretary Dick Cheney's efforts to close it within two years.
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April 24, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Air Force will have to lay off as many as 3,300 junior officers this year and next as it struggles to pare its ranks and reduce its budgets, according to the service's top general. The firings would be the first by any of the armed services during the current drawdown, and would mark the first time since the end of the Vietnam War that the Air Force has cut its budget by issuing pink slips to career military officers. Gen. Merrill A.
NEWS
March 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said he would have to fire an additional 300,000 service personnel next year if a proposed $15-billion defense cut in Congress passes. Cheney said the firings, more than 15% of the present 1.94 million troops, would be in addition to the 236,000 troops already planned for separation. The House is to vote possibly today on the $15-billion cut. "The only way you get savings of this magnitude in a short period of time" is such firings, Cheney said.
NEWS
July 11, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Senate Armed Services subcommittee, meeting in closed session, voted Tuesday to cut military manpower by 100,000 in the coming year, or nearly three times more than recommended by the Administration, sources said. At the same time, another panel voted to keep open the M1 tank production line, despite Defense Secretary Dick Cheney's efforts to close it within two years.
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