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December 8, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With discontent in the Soviet army swelling ominously, President Mikhail S. Gorbachev fired its conservative chief of staff on Saturday and replaced him with a general known for his resistance to August's right-wing coup attempt. The outgoing chief of staff, Army Gen. Vladimir Lobov, had energetically promoted military reform since he was appointed in August, overseeing plans to trim the 4-million-strong armed forces and deploy them more defensively.
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December 8, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With discontent in the Soviet army swelling ominously, President Mikhail S. Gorbachev fired its conservative chief of staff on Saturday and replaced him with a general known for his resistance to August's right-wing coup attempt. The outgoing chief of staff, Army Gen. Vladimir Lobov, had energetically promoted military reform since he was appointed in August, overseeing plans to trim the 4-million-strong armed forces and deploy them more defensively.
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March 16, 1992 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Promising again to dispose of all its nuclear arms, Ukraine sought Sunday to assuage the international concern caused when its president last week suspended the transfer of the weapons to Russia for their destruction. Gen.
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