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This holiday, which surely is celebrated in some organizations with swigs of bourbon and the firing of AK-47s into the sky, commemorates former Secretary of State Alexander Haig's comments the day of an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
But it was President Nixon who signed the measure into law, it was his chief of staff Alexander Haig who made sure it happened, and it was a group of Republican legislators who threw their support to the measure, ensuring the bipartisan launch of this ...
John F. Kennedy's press conferences were celebrated for their erudition and Ronald Reagan's were often upbeat laugh fests.
This holiday, which surely is celebrated in some organizations with swigs of bourbon and the firing of AK-47s into the sky, commemorates former Secretary of State Alexander Haig's comments the day of an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
Presidents almost always hate the press or at least find them a necessary evil. Some handle the relationship better than others. John F. Kennedy's press conferences were celebrated for their erudition and Ronald Reagan's were often upbeat laugh-fests.
Secretary of State Alexander Haig said that America had plans, if necessary, to fire a "nuclear warning shot" in Europe.
Years ago, when President Reagan lay on an operating table after an assassination attempt and Vice President George H.W. Bush was on a plane, the whole country was taken aback by then-Secretary of State Alexander Haig's assertion that "As for now, I'm ...
Alexander Haig and Colin Powell, both four-star generals, served as secretary of state under Reagan and George W Bush respectively.
Alexander Haig and Colin Powell, both four-star generals, served as secretary of state under Reagan and George W Bush respectively.
The previous two were both appointed by President Ronald Reagan: Vice Admiral John Poindexter, who held the position from 1985 to 1986, and then-Lt.
At this time, Reagan's Secretary of State Alexander Haig was quoted as calling this region "America's backyard.
Three years later, despite being underqualified, she applied and was hired to work in Belgium as social secretary for General Alexander Haig, supreme allied commander of NATO forces. ... Of Reagan, Franklin was most impressed by his love for Nancy.
Our opening number was set to America's "Sister Golden Hair" and the overall theme was a parody of the early President Reagan years in Washington, DC. (We featured a character named "Plague," an exaggerated take-off on Alexander Haig.) Now, as a ...
In 1981, Syndicated Columnist Jack Anderson received leaks about potential changes in the cabinet of President Ronald Reagan. U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig was allegedly on Reagan's "disappointment list." An inflamed Haig blamed the ...
Hell, if Lincoln had been born in March, and the February presidential birthdays belonged only to Washington, William Henry Harrison, and Ronald Reagan, my money says we'd all still be getting February 22 off, although I'm fairly sure the Republicans ...
What I am used to, much more often, is a full-scale, all-out war between the leading Cabinet secretaries, which was true in the Reagan administration and under George W. Bush. Or a battle between the national ... as he was leaving for Pakistan. Then ...
Secretary of State Alexander Haig stepped down, saying he disagreed with some of Reagan's foreign policy decisions.
In 1981, the Justice Department investigated allegations that Allen had accepted a $1,000 cash bribe from a Japanese magazine in exchange for an interview with former first lady Nancy Reagan. Allen fervently denied any wrongdoing and said he was merely ...
When President Ronald Reagan was rushed into emergency surgery following the 1981 assassination attempt, then-Secretary of State Alexander Haig declared that ''constitutionally ... I am in control here in the White House, pending return of the vice ...
Consider two outstanding counterexamples, former Reagan chief of staff Alexander Haig and former Ford and Bush Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
With Reagan shot and unconscious, and Vice President George H.W. Bush far away in Texas on engagement, the Secretary of State, General Alexander Haig was to make one of the most controversial statements of his life when he told a White House news ...
Just think of Harry Truman and Dean Acheson; John F. Kennedy/Lyndon Johnson and Dean Rusk; Gerald Ford and Henry Kissinger; Jimmy Carter and Cyrus Vance; Ronald Reagan and Alexander Haig/George Shultz; Bill Clinton and Warren Christopher; ...
The cynicism of such men as Dick Cheney, Richard Nixon, Alexander Haig, Henry Kissinger and innumerable others in pushing a Neo-Conservative agenda that pursues American hegemony at the cost of American independence and individuality is something ...
Alexander Haig, President Reagan's first secretary of State, clashed with everyone on the Reagan foreign-policy team - including the president - and was out in less than two years.
Alexander Haig, President Reagan's first secretary of State, clashed with everyone on the Reagan foreign-policy team - including the president - and was out in less than two years.
"I think Flynn has Al Haig written all over him," said a former CIA officer, referring to former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, a retired army general who famously put himself in charge of the White House when President Ronald Reagan was shot ...
Alexander Haig on his national security staff. George H. W. Bush filled the national security spot with retired Air Force Gen.
Alexander Haig, Reagan's secretary of state from 1981 to 1982, was president of United Technologies corporation, an aircraft manufacturer and defense contractor, for about a year.
Traditionalist Pundits like Christiane Amanpour, who recently melted down over Trump's election, never fully comprehended American stalwarts like Ronald Reagan and Billy Graham. During the Obama administration, the efficacy of political dialogue ...
The shift from the past administration to this administration will probably be even more significant than the 1979-82 shift from the socialists to the capitalists in the U.K.
Trump's administration stands out for having by far the most business experience and a bit lower than average government experience (lower compared to recent presidents, and in line with Carter and Reagan). ... National Security Advisor, and Homeland ...
Since the end of World War II, three retired generals, George Marshall, Alexander Haig, and Colin Powell, have won confirmation as secretary of state.
Alexander Haig on his national security staff. George H.W. Bush filled the national security spot with retired Air Force Gen.
With George HW Bush as Vice President and James A. Baker III as White House Chief of Staff the Reagan administration and White House quickly filled up with big government establishment Republicans: ... Alexander Haig became Secretary of State,.
When President Ronald Reagan nominated George Shultz to succeed Alexander Haig as secretary of state, the American pro-Israel community was horrified.
With George HW Bush as Vice President and James A. Baker III as White House Chief of Staff the Reagan administration and White House quickly filled up with big government establishment Republicans: ... Alexander Haig became Secretary of State,.
President Ronald Reagan chose retired four-star army Gen. Alexander Haig to serve as his secretary of state. There is one cabinet post in which being a general can be a real obstacle.
... como su asesor de Seguridad Nacional y al almirante Dennis Blair como director de Inteligencia Nacional; mientras que Ronald Reagan y George W. Bush tuvieron a generales como secretarios de Estado, Alexander Haig y Colin Powell, respectivamente.
1925 Birth of Alexander Haig, American army general and Secretary of State for President Ronald Reagan. 1927 The new Ford Model A is introduced to the American public.
As a United States General who had served as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO, the Vice Chief of Staff of the army, the Chief of Staff for Presidents Nixon and Ford, and the Secretary of State for Ronald Reagan, General Haig was a key ...
Once in office, Reagan projected an image of Anti-Communist toughness, often denouncing Cuba. However, aides were secretly authorized to improve relations with Havana, and in 1981 Secretary of State Alexander Haig was dispatched to Mexico to meet ...
That's what happened with Ronald Reagan's first secretary of state, Alexander Haig, who was replaced by George Shultz a year-and-a-half into his tenure.
reporter: The public still believed that Reagan was awake and unharmed. Reagan was not hit. He was bounced around as the secret service agents flung him into the car.
On that March evening, Reagan displayed a series of grainy photographs purporting to show Sandinista officials loading duffel bags of cocaine in a C-123K military transport plane destined for Miami, Florida.
It fails to chart the dramatic rise and fall of Reagan's health, a true roadblock in his ability to govern. It does capture the chaos as General Alexander Haig (played by Patrick St. Esprit), who in the absence of Vice President, George H. W. Bush ...
... has that moment memorialized in a photograph taken at the awards banquet with himself surrounded by celebrities like attorney F. Lee Bailey, TV personality Ed McMahon and Alexander Haig, former Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan.
As most of its readers knew, that phrase arose from an episode on March 30, 1981 when John Hinckley shot US president Ronald Reagan as he emerged from a hotel in Washington, DC. With Vice President George H.W. Bush in a plane to Hawaii and with the US ...
My staff assignment that day was to assist Gerry Frank hosting the entire in-coming Reagan cabinet before the swearing-in. As I prepared for my strategic tasks to ... It was in-coming Secretary of State, Alexander Haig. "General" Haig began barking ...
Ross pointed out that in 1981 Alexander Haig, the secretary of state under the Reagan administration, tried to get these Arabs states and Israel to act upon their converging interests against Iran.
President Ronald Reagan with Secretary of State Alexander Haig and National Security Advisor Richard Allen during a meeting with Interagency Working Committee on terrorism in the Cabinet Room on Jan. 26, 1981.


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