October 24, 1990 |
Reflecting the thaw in the Cold War, Congress is on the verge of hobbling all three ongoing covert U.S. military operations, including cutting about $50 million from the Bush Administration's $300-million request for rebels in Afghanistan, sources said Tuesday. The actions, believed to be the first substantial curtailment of the secret U.S. proxy wars in more than a decade, signal growing congressional impatience with the operations.
October 7, 1990 |
The House Intelligence Committee will press the Bush Administration this week to lift the official veil of secrecy on America's three largest covert programs--aid to anti-Communist rebels in Afghanistan, Angola and Cambodia. In what would be a sweeping change in U.S. intelligence policy, the powerful committee will call on the government to abandon the long-cherished practice of running such huge military aid programs as secret operations.
March 28, 1990 |
Cambodian resistance leader Prince Norodom Sihanouk warned his American critics Tuesday that any cutoff of U.S. aid to his guerrilla faction will only force him closer to China. Sihanouk, the head of a three-faction resistance coalition seeking to oust the Vietnamese-installed Phnom Penh government, has come under growing criticism in recent months for his relations with the radical Khmer Rouge.
September 28, 1989 |
Vice President Dan Quayle, winding up a two-week tour of Asia that concentrated on U.S. security issues, plans to meet today with officials of four Southeast Asian nations in a bid to revive U.S. policy toward Cambodia. Quayle will meet with representatives of Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia shortly after arriving in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital, a senior U.S. official traveling with the vice president said.
July 21, 1989
The Senate, by a vote of 59 to 39, adopted an amendment by Sen. Charles Robb (D-Va.) that opens the way for President Bush to make unspecified military aid available to the non-communist resistance forces in Cambodia allied with Prince Norodom Sihanouk. The amendment is similar to one already passed by the House. Robb said it does not directly authorize military aid but does give the President the "flexibility" to ask authorization for it at a later time.
March 15, 1989 |
Prince Norodom Sihanouk, the Cambodian resistance leader, said here Tuesday that he is seeking military aid from the United States to strengthen his position for battle in Cambodia and peace talks in France. "Up to now we got from the United States of America non-lethal aid, but we want a few lethal aids," Sihanouk said in English at a press conference at the state guest house in Beijing where he resides.