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July 10, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Casualties declined among El Salvador's armed forces in the 12 months ending June 30 despite an increase in military offensives against leftist guerrillas, the country's Defense Minister said Tuesday. It was the second year in a row that the total number of dead, wounded and missing officially fell in the five-year-old civil war. The claims were made in the annual report of Gen. Carlos Vides Casanova to El Salvador's National Assembly.
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NEWS
March 12, 1999 | SARAH YANG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Monterey welcomes more than 1.5 million tourists each year, but thousands of visitors of a slightly different sort will descend Saturday on the coastal city made famous by John Steinbeck's novel "Cannery Row." A Marine Corps urban warfare exercise will bring 6,000 troops to Monterey Bay to test the tactics and equipment likely to be used if U.S. troops are deployed to coastal cities abroad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2001
Ariel Sharon has been installed as Israel's prime minister, together with an oversize multi-party Cabinet that many expect to behave more like a large, dysfunctional family than a smooth-running government. Its members range from dovish Foreign Minister Shimon Peres on the left to Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi--who advocates expelling all Palestinians from the West Bank--on the lunatic right. Sharon calls it a national unity government.
NEWS
October 2, 1990
Diplomatic Front: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein followed up a call for dialogue by announcing he will release nine Frenchmen who had been held as "foreign guests." President Bush, meanwhile, told the U.N. General Assembly that all nations hope military force will not be required to drive Iraq from Kuwait. But he won applause by vowing anew that the annexation of Kuwait "will not stand." At a U.N.
OPINION
November 10, 2004
Re "Rumsfeld Looks to Military Success to 'Tip' Iraqi Opinion," Nov. 9: In April, fearful that the assault on Fallouja would result in more casualties than Americans could stomach, and thus derail his campaign, President Bush pulled the troops back. Throughout the campaign, Bush continually assured his supporters in every stump speech that "progress is being made in Iraq." Interim Iraqi leader Iyad Allawi was in the United States, saying that the chaos we saw daily in Iraq was overstated.
NEWS
January 30, 1999 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Marine Corps conceded defeat Friday in its battle to stage a large-scale experimental military exercise in the Presidio, the onetime Army fort that is now a national park. The Marines' War Fighting Laboratory had planned to land 700 troops on the beach March 15 near the Golden Gate Bridge for four days of exercises meant to test fighting skills and state-of-the-art equipment for urban warfare in the 21st century.
NEWS
October 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Scalding steam spewed from a ruptured boiler pipe on the helicopter carrier Iwo Jima in the Persian Gulf today, killing eight sailors and critically injuring two others. That accident and the death of a Marine when his jeep overturned in Saudi Arabia boosted the number of U.S. military deaths to 41 during the nearly three-month-old Operation Desert Shield without a shot being fired.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2000 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man was armed with two assault rifles and more than 400 rounds of ammunition. He was mentally unstable and trained in urban warfare tactics. He came gunning for Los Angeles Police Department Officer Romik Keshishi in an underground garage only six weeks after Keshishi graduated from the academy. "I can still see his eyes," Keshishi said Wednesday after receiving the LAPD's Medal of Valor. "It was scary. You think, 'Oh, my God, this guy's trying to kill me.'
NEWS
March 14, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The key prosecution witness in the murder trial of former Defense Minister Magnus Malan and 19 others provided a chilling inside look Wednesday at the deadly web of covert operations used by the former apartheid regime to kill black dissidents.
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