August 6, 2011 |
Their name conjures up the most celebrated moment of America's post-Sept. 11 military campaigns. Now the Navy SEALs belong to a grimmer chapter in history: the most deadly incident for U.S. forces in the 10-year Afghanistan war. Three months after they killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan and cemented their place in military legend, the SEALs suffered a devastating loss when nearly two dozen of the elite troops were among...
June 20, 1986 |
A British woman, who wrote a letter to President Reagan calling him a "senile old fool" after the U.S. bombing raid on Libya, was questioned by detectives at the request of White House security officials, a police spokesman said today. But police said they were satisfied that Maureen Eyles, 54, a telephone operator from the village of Pailton, Warwickshire, was not a threat to Reagan's life. Reaction to her letter surprised Eyles. "I just wrote the letter in anger," she said.
July 18, 1997
Arthur Liman, 64, chief counsel to the U.S. Senate committee that investigated the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration. Liman led the questioning of Lt. Col. Oliver North and White House security advisor John Poindexter. Also, as a specialist in white-collar crime, Liman was involved in some of Wall Street's biggest cases, including representing junk-bond financier Michael Milken. He also led an investigation of the Attica prison riot of 1971.
May 10, 1995 |
The Secret Service closed the lane of traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue nearest the White House late Tuesday afternoon in the most visible tightening of presidential security since the Oklahoma City bombing. "One lane of Pennsylvania Avenue is being closed down," said Secret Service spokesman David Adams. Asked if the shutdown is permanent or temporary, Adams said: "It's a strong, permanent, temporary shutdown."
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May 15, 1985 |
Lewis Tambs, currently U.S. ambassador to Colombia, has been nominated to be the new American envoy in Costa Rica, the White House announced Tuesday. Tambs, who has served in Bogota since 1983, previously was a consultant to the White House National Security Council and director of the Center for Latin American Studies. He would succeed Curtin Windsor.
March 2, 2000 |
About 900 U.S. troops will deliver emergency supplies and help rescue flood victims in Mozambique, Clinton administration officials said Wednesday. The Pentagon expects to deliver equipment and supplies within the next several days, White House National Security Council spokesman David Leavy said. Administration officials said the troops were likely to be deployed from Europe.
July 21, 2004 |
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ordered the government to reimburse a former Clinton administration official $34,000 for legal bills stemming from former independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's investigation into the Clintons' failed Whitewater land deal.