WASHINGTON - The U.S. military may play a role in Bosnia after the June dissolution of the stabilization force, said National Security Adviser Sandy Berger.
WASHINGTON - The United States and Japan have agreed to revamp guidelines steering their alliance, U.S. officials announced in New York Sept. 23.
WASHINGTON - Upon the completion of my tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff I want to convey deepest thanks to each soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, Coastguardsman and civilian who serves this great nation and support the mission throughout the globe
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is routinely honored for providing military security throughout the world. But it's not every day the honors are for its environmental security efforts.
WASHINGTON - Accounting for American service members lost during war remains a DoD priority, said Defense Secretary William S. Cohen during a POW/MIA Recognition Day commemoration at the Pentagon Sept. 17.
FORT LEE, Va. - The Defense Commissary Agency is on the World Wide Web at http://www.dtic.mil/deca.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen ordered the military services to stop training flights for 24 hours so those who work on and fly military aircraft can focus on making flying safer.
WASHINGTON - Saying his responsibility for the security and safety of American service members is paramount, President Clinton announced Sept. 17 the United States will not sign the Oslo treaty banning anti-personnel land mines.
WASHINGTON - The military and civilian team re-engineering DoD's temporary duty travel system received Vice President Al Gore's Hammer Award Sept. 9 for reinvention excellence.
WASHINGTON - Throughout our Nation's history, the men and women of America's Armed Forces have preserved our freedom, protected our security, and upheld our democratic values. From the battles of the American Revolution through the crucible of two world wars to the challenging peacekeeping and humanitarian missions of today's post-Cold War era, our men and women in uniform have stood proudly in defense of the United States and in the cause of liberty. In the two centuries since our Nation's birth, more than a million have paid the price of that liberty with their lives.
WASHINGTON - The Senate unanimously confirmed Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton Sept. 16 as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
ARLINGTON, Va. - Troops training in 1997's Exercise Ulchi Focus Lens in Korea had access to a new tool that improved their warfighting abilities.
WASHINGTON - "While we haven't achieved our goal of full equality of opportunity, ... we're closer than any other organization in this country," William E. Leftwich III recently told attendees here at the Blacks in Government 19th annual national training and education convention.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Terrorists in the years ahead will become less politically motivated and more attuned to religious, fanatical zealotry. Less concerned than ever about international repercussions, they will seek ways to reap mass casualties on an unprepared public. The United States will most often be their target.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen called the Army's response to sexual harassment "comprehensive and direct" in a statement issued Sept. 11 coincident with the release of two major Army studies.
WASHINGTON - America cannot be at peace if Europe is at war, and to prevent war in Europe, America must stay engaged on the Continent, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen recently told the American Legion.
WASHINGTON - An alternative to standing in line to fill prescriptions will be more convenient for patients -- and will reduce DoD pharmaceutical costs.
FORT LEE, Va. - Paul Newman once quipped, "from salad dressing all blessings flow."
WASHINGTON - Army Pfc. David Fisher "likely" suffered from mustard gas exposure after examining an Iraqi bunker March 1, 1991. But the chemical agent could have been left over from earlier bunker use.
WASHINGTON - NATO will use all means necessary, including lethal force, to protect its troops and to continue its mission in Bosnia, U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark said here Sept. 3.
WASHINGTON - A sailor and an airman shared honors for the slogan "Feel the Power ... Vote" in the annual contest.
WASHINGTON - Current duties: assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs; DoD special assistant for Gulf War illnesses.
WASHINGTON - Barely a day goes by that some new revelation surfaces about possible exposure of Gulf War veterans to chemical contamination. The unenviable task of checking out each allegation falls on the shoulders of a veteran researcher with a bulldog mien and a blood hound nose for sniffing out facts.
WASHINGTON - Some U.S. troops in Bosnia now carry sponge grenades and dye-marking kits -- nonlethal weapons designed to control crowds.
WASHINGTON - President Clinton authorized a 2.3 percent federal pay raise nationwide and an average locality increase of .5 percent.
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Defense Information Systems Agency's DoD Information Security Assurance Support Environment pilot system is on line at http://mattche.iiie.disa.mil. The site is restricted to users with .mil and .gov e-mail extensions.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Air Force played better in the wind here Aug. 22 to beat runner-up Army by 38 strokes at the 1997 Armed Forces Golf Tournament.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - As long as terrorism remains a threat, DoD must focus less on its accomplishments and more on what needs to be done to protect U.S. assets at home and worldwide.
WASHINGTON - Three days shy of retiring, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Sheehan will once again lead by example.
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