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    Les Aspin Funeral

    Friends, family and former colleagues gathered to pay their last respects to Les Aspen, who died after suffering a stroke. Les Aspin, 56, served in the U.S. House from 1971-93, and as…

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    International Terrorism and U.S. Security

    Admiral Studeman and Mr. Aspin talked about U.S. intelligence gathering efforts after the Cold War. They also answered questions from the audience.

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    Balkans Issues

    Mr. Aspin spoke at a conference on U.S. and Greek interests in the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean regions. The Balkan region in Southeastern Europe includes the former…

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    U.S.-Japan Security Issues

    Participants discussed the importance of international Secutiry. Speakers include former Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and Les Aspin, a Former U.S. secretary of…

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    Retirement Review for Defense Secretary Aspin

    This ceremony was held to review the career of Defense Secretary Aspin. The secretary was presented with the Department of the Army’s Distinguished Civilian Service Award, as…

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    Defense Structure Review

    Secretary Aspin spoke on the contributions of reserve officers to national security. He also discussed the changing role of reservists in the post-cold war era. He was later…

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    Defense Secretary Nomination

    During a ceremony at the White House, President Clinton introduced his nominee to become Secretary of Defense. Mr. Perry, currently Assistant Secretary of the department, spoke…

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    Defense Department News Briefing

    Secretary Aspin and Assistant Secretary Dorn discussed guidelines outlining new rules for women in combat. The so-called “risk rule” which prohibited women from serving in…

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    NATO Summit Preview

    The cabinet members briefed reporters on President Clinton’s upcoming trip to Brussels, Belgium, for the North American Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. Topics included the…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Following an introduction by Defense Secretary Aspin, Vice President Gore delivered a foreign policy speech before an audience at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. His statements…

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    Homosexuals in the Military

    Secretary Aspin talked with reporters about military guidelines for gays and lesbians who are serving and who wish to serve in the U.S. armed forces. He focused on the process under…

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    Defense Secretary Nomination

    From the White House Rose Garden today, President Clinton announced his intention to nominate Admiral Bob Inman as the next Secretary of Defense. Biographical information is included…

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    Secretary of Defense Resignation

    Les Aspin announced today that he will resign as Secretary of Defense as of January 20, 1994. “During a lifetime of public service in Congress, with our transition, and at the…

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    C-17 Transport Planes

    Secretary Aspin announced that the C-17 Transport Planes, being constructed by McDonnell Douglas, will be downsized due production costs and poor performance. He suggested that this…

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    U.S. Nuclear Weapons Issues

    Secretary Aspin spoke about the administration’s decision to change the primary targets of U.S. nuclear weapons. The primary targets have been moved from the former Soviet Union…

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    Defense Department News Briefing

    Secretary Aspin and others discussed the Pentagon’s recent decision to cut reserve troop levels and the National Guard. The Pentagon plans to cut 100,000 soldiers from these…

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    NATO Partnership for Peace Policy

    Secretary Aspin outlined a new plan which provides for a partnership between the NATO and Eastern European nations. The plan could begin at the NATO summit in January, and would be a…

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    Veterans' Day Ceremony

    Following a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, President Clinton addressed American veterans during a ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony. He thanked the…

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    Defense Department News Briefing

    Secretary Aspin discussed preliminary findings on the use of chemical weapons in the Persian Gulf War. The investigation was begun because thousands of Gulf War veterans have…

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    Joint Chiefs Welcoming Ceremony

    General Shalikashvili and Secretary Aspin spoke during a ceremony honoring the new Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman.

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