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September 16, 1994 | BRUCE FEIN, Bruce Fein is a constitutional scholar in Washington.
It would be the nation's finest hour since the 1948 Berlin airlift. It would redeem the foreign military assistance received by the United States essential to throwing off the British yoke. And it would fulfill President John F. Kennedy's noble inaugural pledge to "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty." It is President Bill Clinton's impending overthrow of Haiti's military thugs.
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May 17, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Paula Coughlin was grocery shopping in Jacksonville, Fla., when I caught up with her on the phone this week. If anyone has an interesting perspective on the U.S. military's absurd inability to deal with sexual assault, it's Coughlin. She is the former Navy lieutenant who blew the lid off the tawdry goings on at the 1991 gathering of Naval aviators known as the Tailhook Assn. Symposium. In a third-floor corridor of the Las Vegas Hilton, she was sexually attacked by fellow flyers. When the Navy failed to act on her complaint, she went public.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Paula Coughlin was grocery shopping in Jacksonville, Fla., when I caught up with her on the phone this week. If anyone has an interesting perspective on the U.S. military's absurd inability to deal with sexual assault, it's Coughlin. She is the former Navy lieutenant who blew the lid off the tawdry goings on at the 1991 gathering of Naval aviators known as the Tailhook Assn. Symposium. In a third-floor corridor of the Las Vegas Hilton, she was sexually attacked by fellow flyers. When the Navy failed to act on her complaint, she went public.
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May 25, 2000 | From Reuters
The United States has resumed military contacts with Indonesia to try to foster reform, the State Department said Wednesday, less than a year after Washington suspended the ties over violence in East Timor. Indonesian air force officers observed U.S. military exercises in Thailand this month, and Washington has authorized participation by Indonesian air force and navy personnel in a disaster relief exercise in July, U.S. officials said.
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May 25, 2000 | From Reuters
The United States has resumed military contacts with Indonesia to try to foster reform, the State Department said Wednesday, less than a year after Washington suspended the ties over violence in East Timor. Indonesian air force officers observed U.S. military exercises in Thailand this month, and Washington has authorized participation by Indonesian air force and navy personnel in a disaster relief exercise in July, U.S. officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1988 | JOHN JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
It's Friday night at the drive-in. As the pale-skinned hero of the season's hot new martial-arts flick snaps the bones of the Asian archvillain, the Winnetka 6 erupts in honking horns and flashing headlights. The movie that has the big-wheeled pickups beeping is "Bloodsport." Advertised as the true story of an American who defeated all comers 13 years ago in a no-holds-barred international tournament of warriors, the movie opened last month at 800 U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1990
Why is it necessary for presumably objective journalists to characterize Nicaragua as "leftist" when noting that Nicaragua opposed the invasion of Panama by rightist United States military aggressors ("World Reaction to Noriega's Arrest," Jan. 5)? Centrist Spain, left-centrist Mexico and the leftist Soviet Union also opposed the intervention, but their political persuasions were not worthy of comment. Your staff even failed to observe the "rightishness" of Britain, Japan and Thailand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2000 | Torus Tammer, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 15
Periodically, residents will see additional flags flying at City Hall. Fountain Valley last week began flying flags of each branch of the United States military along with the United States flag for a week beginning on the birthday of the particular service, city officials said. The first additional flag, the Army's, started flying June 14. The services and dates of future flag raisings are: Coast Guard, Aug. 4; Air Force, Sept. 18; Navy, Oct. 13; and Marine Corps, Nov. 10.
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November 6, 2009 | James Mann, James Mann, a former Times staff writer, is author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. His most recent book is "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War."
With the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the tape of Ronald Reagan's famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate is likely to be played and replayed. "Mr. Gorbachev," he declared, "tear down this wall!" But how significant was the speech, really? How important was its seemingly defiant tone in reuniting Berlin and "winning" the Cold War? To many American conservatives, the answer to those questions is simple: Reagan stared down the Soviet Union. And the Berlin Wall speech stands as the dramatic symbol of Reagan's challenge and triumph.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1986
What a sad and revealing spectacle it is to witness senior active-duty United States military officers publicly confirm, by taking the Fifth Amendment, that they place their own personal legal welfare above the general welfare of the country they are sworn to serve. Whatever happened to General MacArthur's noble philosophy of "Duty, Honor, Country"? Where are the honorable men who believed in such quaint notions now that we so desperately need them? ROBERT S. COUGHLIN Rancho Palos Verdes
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1994 | BRUCE FEIN, Bruce Fein is a constitutional scholar in Washington.
It would be the nation's finest hour since the 1948 Berlin airlift. It would redeem the foreign military assistance received by the United States essential to throwing off the British yoke. And it would fulfill President John F. Kennedy's noble inaugural pledge to "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty." It is President Bill Clinton's impending overthrow of Haiti's military thugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1999
Kurt E. Kroeger's Oct. 12 letter ("Military Orders") is incorrect. The Nuremberg trials after World War II enforced the concept of following legal orders and redefined the requirement to question illegal orders. Every soldier receives training regarding following legal orders; and, United States military personnel know that they are obligated to question illegal orders. The fact that the No Gun Ri incident occurred on the heels of WWII and the Nuremberg trials should have made the legality of orders even more evident to the soldiers fighting in the Korean War. Soldiers do have choices and are required to make moral judgments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1992
It's bad enough, although probably inevitable, that United States military policy is driven more by bureaucratic imperatives than by security concerns, but now I read that the so-called leaders of that Establishment are telling the Congress that the military cannot be operated properly unless it is a large fraternity. Male bonding, with its butt-slapping and high-five high jinks, seems to be more important than competence. Well, fine. Let these boys who carry their egos in their jock straps go off and form their fraternities, but let them pay for their fun out of their own pockets.
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