February 3, 1993 |
Both supporters and opponents of American intervention in Bosnia have been reluctant to draw explicit lessons from Vietnam. The wars and the world situation are indeed different. But real parallels exist. Three decades ago the United States had to choose among four basic options: non-involvement; striving for a negotiated settlement; limited intervention; and overwhelming force to guarantee a client's victory. National leaders agreed we should prevent South Vietnam from falling to the Communists but not risk war with China or the Soviet Union, so they ruled out the first and last options.
November 16, 1986 |
Since Downingtown school officials began offering a crisis-intervention program for high school students this year, about one-third of the teenagers seeking help have asked to be talked out of committing suicide. According to the counselors and administrators in charge of the Downingtown Senior High School Student Assistance Services, the three-month-old program is reaching students the school never could reach before. During a meeting Wednesday of the Downingtown Area School District Board of Directors, board members heard a status report.
May 8, 2013 |
PARIS - An Algeria-based al-Qaeda offshoot said in an online video on Tuesday that Muslims have an obligation to attack French interests around the world because of France's military intervention in Mali. In a message posted on YouTube, Abou Obeida Youssef Al-Annabi, a notable in the al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb group, or AQIM, said the "crusade" led by France in Mali makes its interests "legitimate targets. " French President Francois Hollande said he takes the threat seriously.
December 15, 1992 |
Why Somalia and not Bosnia? The question is important because unless it is answered, Somalia risks becoming either a dangerous precedent or just a farewell fit of conscience by a dying administration. It is true, but insufficient, to say that TV pictures of starving Somalis summon an instinctive desire to do something. A government that is not reckless with the lives of its soldiers must enunciate some logic beyond instinct for risking those lives in a situation that does not remotely engage the national interest.
July 2, 2003 |
Ten years after a disastrous U.S. military intervention in Somalia, President Bush is thinking about sending troops to another African trouble spot: Liberia. Faced with growing calls for an American peacekeeping force, Bush met with his top foreign-policy advisers last weekend and again yesterday to discuss his options for dealing with a bloody civil war in the West African nation. Britain, France, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and both sides in the conflict have asked for U.S. help in enforcing a cease-fire.
October 31, 1991 |
The former dean of Glassboro State College's business school has qualified for the county's pretrial-intervention program - thanks, in a way, to the state's sales tax. Harold Lucius, 53, was arrested in June and accused of trying to steal a $199.99 portable telephone from Bradlee's in Turnersville. Lucius was charged with a disorderly person's offense and his case was brought before the municipal court, where a hearing was scheduled and partially completed. Simultaneously, however, Lucius' attorney, Michael Angelini, had filed papers in county court arguing that Lucius should have been charged with a greater offense.
June 13, 1990 |
Early educational intervention and teaching parents how to enhance childhood development can significantly improve the outlook for premature, low-birthweight babies, a major study has concluded. The study, reported in today's Journal of the American Medical Association, was done in Philadelphia and seven other cities. It found that low-birthweight babies who received early-intervention services had significantly higher IQs and fared better on other evaluation tests at the age of 3 than low- birthweight babies who received typical pediatric care.
December 22, 1989 |
This intervention is a good-neighbor policy. America's role in Panama - in effect, administering a recount on last May's elections - is an act of hemispheric hygiene, and it comes at a propitious moment. It punctuates a decade of recovery of national purposefulness and a year of militant democracy. Coinciding with what can be considered the climax of the Cold War, the intervention turns a page in the book of American history and begins, on a fresh sheet of paper, writing another chapter in America's oldest story.
March 9, 1989 |
She was heading home after school on Jan. 19 with her mother, brother and three other students when their station wagon was hit by a tractor-trailer. Joanna Hutson, a fifth grader at Octorara Intermediate School, was thrown through the hatchback onto Route 372. Her death sent a shock through the school, which still hasn't completely recovered. It also provided a test for a program school administrators hoped they would never have to use - a special intervention project designed to deal with such tragedies.
January 18, 2013 |
Breaking News update: ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Algerian official: 20 foreign hostages, including Americans, escape from their captors. More to come; the original story is below: ALGIERS, Algeria - As Algerian army helicopters clattered overhead deep in the desert, Islamist extremists hunkered down for the night in a natural gas complex they had assaulted Wednesday morning, killing two people and taking dozens of foreigners hostage in...