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New JBER barracks a step up

...working on the final new barracks as part of a decade-long upgrade to meet federal standards enacted in 1995 by the Secretary of Defense. The "one plus one" module requires barracks for single personnel to resemble "small efficiency apartments...
Searching for virtue, character and conscience in the workplace

...conscientious objector. And throughout the 1960s he supported the war in Vietnam while working for the Assistant Secretary of Defense, as a State Department advisor in Saigon, and in the private sector as a strategic analyst at the RAND Corporation...
Finding a powerful peace in times of hostility

...which we wage armed struggles is essential in order to stop "creating more than we kill," to paraphrase former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.There is an unintended side benefit to living in the enemy's mind, uncomfortable as that work...
This Day in History

...Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated during national elections by a suicide bomber. In 1995, former Secretary of Defense Les Aspin died at a Washington D.C. hospital after suffering a massive stroke; he was 56.
My Turn: The mirage of WMDs

...Congress into authorizing war with Iraq. On Dec. 5, 2002, Ari Fleischer told the press "The President and the secretary of Defense would not assert as plainly and as bluntly as they have that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction if it was not...
Tuesday's letters, news

...their law-breaking actions. It's time to pay the piper. Did anyone else catch the news that our illustrious Secretary of Defense, Don Rumsfeld, is complaining about it costing him (at most) $6 in accounting fees for every $2,000 (at...
Murkowski visits troops in Iraq

...night at a U.S. military base in Germany. The governor was invited to the Middle East by the office of the secretary of defense, which has a policy to invite governors to see the action in person. Twenty-three governors have visited Iraq...
Deficit: It rings a bell

...At least the Pentagon is not going to be exempt: Though pro-military conservatives are already calling on Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld to resign in protest, substantial Pentagon increases are now unlikely. To avoid technically...
Bridging the trust deficit with China

...the wings is an issue of even greater long-term importance: reducing the growing trust deficit with China. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' recent trip to Beijing is a welcome development, but China's decision to showcase its latest...
Alaska teens aren't rushing to sign up secretary to U.S. Rep. Don Young, an Alaska Republican. "However, that could change at any time. The secretary of Defense (Donald H. Rumsfeld) is making those decisions. Congressman Young is in contact with all the armed forces in...


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