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  • Homosexuals in the Military
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    Homosexuals in the Military

    The committee heard testimony from Department of Defense officials on the administration’s new policy concerning homosexuals in the U.S. military. The previous day, President Clinton announced the introduction of the new…

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  • Homosexuals in the Military
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    Homosexuals in the Military

    Secretary Aspin and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Nunn responded to questions from reporters in the White House driveway shortly after an evening meeting with President Clinton…

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  • Homosexuals in the Military Announcement
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    Homosexuals in the Military Announcement

    President Clinton announced a lifting of the ban against homosexuals in the military that would allow homosexuals to serve in the military if they remain celibate while serving. He was accompanied on stage by the…

    1,115 views
  • Women in Combat
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    Women in Combat

    Secretary Aspin briefed reporters in the Pentagon on the introduction of a new policy to allow women positions on combat aircraft and open up new positions for women on Navy ships. He said he…

    985 views
  • General Powell Retirement Ceremony
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    General Powell Retirement Ceremony

    President Clinton and Secretary Aspin spoke at a full military ceremony celebrating the long, distinguished career of retiring Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Powell.…

    806 views
  • UN Intervention in Somalia
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    U.N. Intervention in Somalia

    Defense Secretary Aspin spoke in the Statesman’s Forum on U.S. policy in Somalia. Earlier in the week, the Department of Defense announced that 400 U.S. military troops would be sent to…

    326 views
  • US Military Downsizing
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    U.S. Military Downsizing

    President Clinton arrived by helicopter to the aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt. He appeared in informal military garb and addressed the entire crew of the aircraft carrier about…

    242 views
  • UN Intervention in Somalia
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    U.N. Intervention in Somalia

    Secretary Aspin and Secretary Christopher briefed reporters immediately following an Oval Office address by the president. They outlined the president’s decision to increase the U.S. troop…

    236 views
  • Homosexuals in the Military
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    Homosexuals in the Military

    Defense Secretary Aspin and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke in a news conference following a speech by President Clinton on the new policy on homosexuals in the U.S. military.…

    187 views
  • Secretary of Defense Resignation
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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 Pentagon, Les Aspin has made…

    178 views
  • US Air Force Academy Commencement Address
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    U.S. Air Force Academy Commencement Address

    Secretary Aspin delivered the commencement address to the 1993 graduating class of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Speaking from an outdoor podium to the graduates and their guests, Secretary…

    127 views
  • Veterans Day Ceremony
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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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  • Secretary of Defense Confirmation Part 1
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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Part 1

    The committee heard testimony from members of Congress and the nominee in the confirmation hearing for Secretary-designate for Defense in the Clinton administration Les Aspin. Rep. Aspin, who…

    101 views
  • Regulatory Reform Executive Order
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    Regulatory Reform Executive Order

    President Clinton approached a microphone for the purpose of announcing an executive order he will sign to reform the regulatory system. The order will eliminate the opportunities the…

    97 views
  • Homosexuals in the Military
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    Homosexuals in the Military

    General Powell and Secretary Aspin answered questions concerning allowing gays to serve in the military. They discussed the changes necessary to accommodate gays at military bases and in…

    92 views
  • Defense Secretary Nomination
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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 in this release. President…

    85 views
  • Special Briefing on US Air Strike on Iraq
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    Special Briefing on U.S. Air Strike on Iraq

    Secretary Aspin and General Powell spoke in a news briefing in the Pentagon on the U.S. military air strike against targets in Iraq earlier in the day. The two men spoke shortly after the…

    82 views
  • Defense Department Budget Part 1
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    Defense Department Budget Part 1

    The committee heard testimony from Secretary Aspin and General Powell on the Department of Defense strategy for the future of the U.S. military and the fiscal year 1994 Department of…

    77 views
  • Defense Department News Briefing
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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 departments by…

    70 views
  • Pentagons 50th Anniversary Honors Ceremony
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    Pentagon's 50th Anniversary Honors Ceremony

    Administration officials and Department of Defense administrators spoke in a ceremony commemorating the completion of the construction of the Pentagon fifty years earlier in 1943. The…

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