October 5, 2012 |
KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai denied Thursday that he intends to stay in power by blocking a presidential election set for 2014, and he accused NATO and the United States of failing to equip the Afghan armed forces adequately enough to counter cross-border attacks from Pakistan. Karzai, who first assumed power in a transitional capacity soon after U.S.-backed Afghan forces drove the radical Islamist Taliban movement from Kabul in November 2001, is barred by the Afghan constitution from running for president again when his second term ends in 2014, a critical year when all foreign combat troops are scheduled to withdraw.
June 6, 2012 |
Every baseball season has its landmark moments. Opening day, the All-Star Game, and the trade deadline are all part of the annual cycle. And if you follow the Phillies, there is always that point in every season when you wonder why in the name of Pete Rose is Jimmy Rollins still batting leadoff. It arrives at different times for different people, but almost everyone at some point questions manager Charlie Manuel's logic for sticking with Rollins at the top spot in the lineup.
May 18, 2011 |
TRIPOLI, Libya - Another high-ranking Libyan official has defected and fled the country amid a widening NATO campaign of bombings as well as leafleting and other psychological warfare to persuade Moammar Gadhafi's troops to stop fighting. Shukri Ghanem, the Libyan oil minister and head of the National Oil Co., crossed into Tunisia by road Monday, according to a Tunisian security official and Abdel Moneim al-Houni, a former Libyan Arab League representative who was among the first wave of Libyan diplomats to defect.
December 1, 2005 |
U.S. Army officers have been secretly paying Iraqi journalists to produce upbeat newspaper, radio and television reports about American military operations and the conduct of the war in Iraq. U.S. officials in Washington said the payments were made through the Baghdad Press Club, an organization they said was created more than a year ago by U.S. Army officers. They are part of an extensive American military-run information campaign - including psychological-warfare experts - intended to build popular support for U.S.-led stabilization efforts and erode support for Sunni Muslim insurgents.
January 2, 1996
JUST SAY NO TO TREATING OVERDOSES Cease giving this drug "Narcan" to those who overdose on heroin (article, Dec. 20). If these people have no concern for themselves, why should good money after bad be spent to revive these people who will only go back and OD again? At an average cost of $319 per patient, this is money that could be spent on real emergencies. I'll bet none of those given these services ever pays the bills they incur. Some of these people have received this treatment many, many times.
October 12, 1991 |
Lou Holtz called Pitt coach Paul Hackett and said Panthers blockers used illegal techniques. Hackett hung up the phone and told Pittsburgh reporters about his conversation. "It was psychological warfare," Hackett said. "That's his style . . . anything he can do to get an edge. " Seventh-ranked Notre Dame hosts No. 12 Pitt today. Think the coaches will shake hands? "I don't want to talk about that," Holtz said. "And our conversation was private and it should remain private.
April 29, 1991 |
No one dropped propaganda leaflets on the tennis court, but psychological warfare was clearly going on at the Ches-Mont League singles championship Saturday. And Downingtown sophomore Marc Dimino proved he could take a blow to the head, so to speak. After not winning a game in the opening set, Dimino rallied to defeat West Chester East's Alex Bijkerk, 0-6, 6-4, 6-0, and claim the Ches- Mont League singles title. "We played each other before two times in the season. I won those two times," Dimino said.
April 28, 1991 |
Remember all the huggermugger last year about scriptwriter Joe Eszterhas walking from the production of Basic Instinct - with his $3 million fee - after a tiff with producer-star Michael Douglas and director Paul Verhoeven? Well, it seems that the big changes Eszterhas feared were being perpetrated on his story never happened, so now he's back in the fold - happily toiling with Douglas and Verhoeven (Total Recall) on the sexually charged thriller. But with one controversy behind the project, another has come to the fore.
February 21, 1991 |
Borrowing a page from the U.S. invasion of Panama, American Marines are blasting heavy-metal rock music at Iraqi troops on the Kuwaiti border, interspersing the tunes with an Arabic-language message urging them to surrender. The sound barrages, through concert-sized speakers, are part of a U.S. psychological war to undermine Iraqi morale and encourage defections, according to a report from a U.S. news media pool cleared by the Marines. "Dear soldier," the brief message says.
September 24, 1987 |
Third-ranked Auburn cruised through its first two games by beating Texas, 31-3, and Kansas, 49-0, both at home. Coach Pat Dye wants to make sure his players know the cruise is over, and that Saturday's game at Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee, which is ranked 11th, could make or break their season. Sure, the season is young, but the fact is, the loser of the Auburn- Tennessee game never has gone on to win the conference title. "To be honest with you, it's a game that we've been pointing to and they've been pointing toward it, too," Dye said this week.