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November 18, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaving behind a nation deeply divided over the prospect of war in the Persian Gulf, President Bush arrived here Saturday looking for a receptive audience for his message that "the freedom of people everywhere remains under threat" from the aggression of Iraq. Czechoslovakia, Bush noted, was among the first victims of Nazi aggression in the 1930s and of Soviet aggression a decade later.
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November 14, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five days after ordering that more than 200,000 additional troops be sent to the Persian Gulf, President Bush has landed squarely in the middle of a dilemma: How can he scare Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait without scaring the American people out of their support for his policies? Bush aides leave no doubt that jolting the Iraqi president is a big part of the Administration's strategy.
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November 14, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON and MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) asked President Bush on Tuesday to call Congress back into session to vote on his policies in the Persian Gulf. "I think it ought to be put up to the Congress--put up or shut up," Dole said. "And if they say no, well, then they say no. And then the President has to decide whether to go it alone."
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November 13, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Legal authorities were divided Monday over whether President Bush has constitutional power to send U.S. troops into Iraq without congressional approval. But even those who claim that Bush lacks the legal authority unless he is responding to an Iraqi attack contend that the lawmakers could not politically afford to cut off funds once fighting had begun.
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November 13, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that President Bush may send U.S. troops to war in the Persian Gulf, some alarmed Democratic and Republican members of Congress began planning Monday to question his goals and challenge his authority to take offensive action without congressional approval. Although Democratic members of Congress were the first to criticize Bush since he ordered a virtual doubling of U.S.
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November 13, 1990 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops Monday overwhelmingly endorsed a statement urging the Bush Administration to avoid war in the Persian Gulf, except as a last resort, and to use restraint to prevent civilian casualties if diplomatic efforts fail. In approving the statement drafted by Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony by a vote of 249 to 15, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops became one of the first major U.S.
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October 15, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel will refuse to receive U.N. investigators preparing to look into last week's bloodshed at the Temple Mount, the government announced Sunday, and officials continued to express dismay over U.S. backing for the inquiry. In a clear slap both at efforts by the United Nations to investigate the violence in Jerusalem, Israel's capital, and at U.S.
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February 7, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. military planners have been told to create a new policy for the Persian Gulf emphasizing defense of friendly Arab states instead of Iran's vulnerability to a Soviet attack. The threat of a Soviet thrust into Iran to seize oil fields and gulf ports long has dictated U.S.
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October 22, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
In twos and threes, the young men strolled down the narrow streets of Bahrain's old commercial center on a languid October evening. Though they tried not to be conspicuous, the sailors of the U.S. Middle East force were given away by their speech, short haircuts and off-duty uniforms--T-shirts, blue jeans and, here and there, a baseball cap with "USS Vandegrift" spelled out in gold letters. Until recently, shore leave was unusual for U.S.
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