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Instead, Fulbright tried repeatedly -- and unsuccessfully -- to get Defense Secretary Melvin Laird to provide the papers to his committee. That way, the papers could have been made public, and there would have been no questions about how the committee got them. Fulbright's committee received its ...
... right, poses with the House Republican Leadership as the 90th Congress gets underway in 1967. Standing, from left, are Rep. Bob Wilson of California, Rep. William Cramer of Florida, Rep. Richard Poff of Virginia and Rep. John Rhodes of Arizona. Seated from left, Rep. Melvin Laird of Wisconsin, Rep.

11, 1969, Fulbright wrote to Defense Secretary Melvin Laird requesting the Pentagon provide a copy of the study to the Foreign Relations Committee. Laird declined, saying that to do so "would clearly be contrary to the national interest." A series of back-and-forth letters followed. In March 1971, Ellsberg ...
Melvin Laird's accomplishments and career, including service in Congress and as President Richard Nixon's Defense Secretary, were celebrated at a burial in Arlington Cemetery in the spring and a memorial at the Marshfield Clinic last week. No member of the Wisconsin delegation showed up for either ...
Melvin Laird's accomplishments and career, including service in Congress and as President Richard Nixon's Defense Secretary, were celebrated at a burial in Arlington Cemetery in the spring and a memorial at the Marshfield Clinic last week. No member of the Wisconsin delegation showed up for either ...
--Melvin Laird's Impact on science, Health, and Marshfield: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Froehlke Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Frederick "Fritz" Wenzel, retired Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) director; a scientist panel will present, and MCRI director Dr. Amit Acharya will emcee.

Since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947, 25 men (no women yet) have served as secretary. In my opinion, none of them has faced more challenges or accomplished more during their tenure than Melvin Laird, who died on November 15 at the age of 94. Moreover, unlike many members of ...
Former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird was one of the most influential figures in the mid-20th century. He coined the phrase Vietnamization and was the architect for the withdrawl of a half-million troops from Southeast Asia. He helped to end the military draft. He assisted the selection two vice presidents; ...
Former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird was one of the most influential figures in the mid-20th century. He coined the phrase Vietnamization and was the architect for the withdrawl of a half-million troops from Southeast Asia. He helped to end the military draft. He assisted the selection two vice presidents; ...
Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird gives the opening statement of a press conference on May 19, 1969 to publicize the plight of U.S. POWs and MIAs in North Vietnam. Standing to his right is his deputy, Richard Capen, who now lives in La Jolla. (U.S. National Archives/Courtesy of Richard Capen).
Melvin Laird, who has died aged 94, was Richard Nixon's secretary of defence from 1969 to 1973, drastically reducing American forces and involvement in South Vietnam and sharpening America's global posture as the Soviet Union upgraded its nuclear arsenal. Laird ended the "draft" - which at the height ...
Marshfield Clinic's Melvin R. Laird Center for Medical Research houses a mock office that mirrors one Laird used in Washington, D.C. The office includes an array of historical artifacts and memorabilia from Laird's public service. Jonathan Anderson/USA Today NETWORK-Wisconsin. 1968 Press Photo ...
1, 1922, a son of the Rev. Melvin R. Laird, a Presbyterian minister, and the former Helen Connor. Within a year, Mr. Laird's family had moved to his mother's hometown, Marshfield, Wis., where they held extensive timber and sawmill interests. Melvin Laird Sr. was later elected to the Wisconsin Senate.
The first major change in the PPBS occurred under President Nixon's SecDef, Melvin Laird. The Laird management style stressed participatory management. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) no longer initiated detailed program proposals; it reviewed those put forward by the Services using ...
Melvin Laird said: "Our servicemen and women shoulder the burden of defense as one of the responsibilities of citizenship in this free country. Having participated in protecting our rights and having met oppression on the battlefields of the world, they are able to appreciate and savor the blessings of ...
But his cousin, Melvin Laird, was Nixon's Secretary of Defense and, despite differences in ideology, remained close to the Graham family. (Not all serious all the time, Graham loves horse-racing. His dad was a longtime member of the board of Churchill Downs and his mom was a terrific handicapper.
Melvin Laird's accomplishments and career, including service in Congress and as President Richard Nixon's Defense Secretary, were celebrated at a burial in Arlington Cemetery in the spring and a memorial at the Marshfield Clinic last week. No member of the Wisconsin delegation showed up for either ...

One year ago: Former Wisconsin congressman and Defense Secretary Melvin Laird, 94, died in Fort Myers, Fla. Associated Press. QUOTE UNQUOTE. "The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great -- and they know I know it." Clark Gable,. Oscar-winning actor who died on this date in ...
Former congressman and Defense Secretary Melvin Laird, 94, died in Fort Myers, Florida. Today's Birthdays: Actor Clu Gulager is 89. journalist Elizabeth Drew is 82. Blues musician W.C. Clark is 78. Actress Joanna Pettet is 75. Actor Steve Railsback is 72. Actor David Leisure is 67. Actor Miguel Sandoval is ...
Former congressman and Defense Secretary Melvin Laird, 94, died in Fort Myers, Florida. Today's Birthdays: Actor Clu Gulager is 89. journalist Elizabeth Drew is 82. Blues musician W.C. Clark is 78. Actress Joanna Pettet is 75. Actor Steve Railsback is 72. Actor David Leisure is 67. Actor Miguel Sandoval is ...
As Defense Secretary Melvin Laird said later, "He never [publicly] used the term 'madman,' but he wanted adversaries to have the feeling that you could never put your finger on what he might do next. Nixon got this from Ike, who always felt this way." The second anecdote concerns Robert McNamara, ...
--Melvin Laird's Impact on science, Health, and Marshfield: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Froehlke Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Frederick "Fritz" Wenzel, retired Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) director; a scientist panel will present, and MCRI director Dr. Amit Acharya will emcee.
Former congressman and Defense Secretary Melvin Laird, 94, died in Fort Myers, Florida. Today's Birthdays: Actor Clu Gulager is 89. journalist Elizabeth Drew is 82. Blues musician W.C. Clark is 78. Actress Joanna Pettet is 75. Actor Steve Railsback is 72. Actor David Leisure is 67. Actor Miguel Sandoval is ...
Since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947, 25 men (no women yet) have served as secretary. In my opinion, none of them has faced more challenges or accomplished more during their tenure than Melvin Laird, who died on November 15 at the age of 94. Moreover, unlike many members of ...
Former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird was one of the most influential figures in the mid-20th century. He coined the phrase Vietnamization and was the architect for the withdrawl of a half-million troops from Southeast Asia. He helped to end the military draft. He assisted the selection two vice presidents; ...
Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird gives the opening statement of a press conference on May 19, 1969 to publicize the plight of U.S. POWs and MIAs in North Vietnam. Standing to his right is his deputy, Richard Capen, who now lives in La Jolla. (U.S. National Archives/Courtesy of Richard Capen).
Marshfield Clinic's Melvin R. Laird Center for Medical Research houses a mock office that mirrors one Laird used in Washington, D.C. The office includes an array of historical artifacts and memorabilia from Laird's public service. Jonathan Anderson/USA Today NETWORK-Wisconsin. 1968 Press Photo ...
1, 1922, a son of the Rev. Melvin R. Laird, a Presbyterian minister, and the former Helen Connor. Within a year, Mr. Laird's family had moved to his mother's hometown, Marshfield, Wis., where they held extensive timber and sawmill interests. Melvin Laird Sr. was later elected to the Wisconsin Senate.
Melvin Laird, Nixon's Defense Secretary, once said, "He never [publicly] used the term 'madman," but he wanted adversaries to have the feeling ...
At least a dozen former nuclear war planners -- Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Melvin Laird, Generals George Butler, Charles Horner Andrew ...
At least a dozen former nuclear war planners -- Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Melvin Laird, Generals George Butler, Charles Horner Andrew ...
It included Melvin Laird, who rose from the state Legislature to head the U.S. Defense Department in 1969, becoming the architect of the U.S. ...
It included Melvin Laird, who rose from the state Legislature to head the U.S. Defense Department in 1969, becoming the architect of the U.S. ...
Melvin Laird, a Marshfield native, was a Purple-Heart-decorated World War II veteran who got his political start in the state Senate. Elected to ...
Fortunately, their idea to employ nuclear bombs against the Vietnamese people was vetoed by Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird and ...
In a 3,500-word report sent to the Secretary of State, Mr George Shultz, defence heavyweights such as Mr Melvin Laird, in charge of the ...
Often, such questions placed Abrams in direct confrontation with the NSC staff, Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, and even the president ...
Nixon's Secretary of Defense, Melvin Laird, tried to delay the plan from going into action, citing ongoing readiness exercises, but was ultimately ...
When I was in high school, a national trip by the 4-H organization gave me a chance to meet my Congressman Melvin Laird. He instilled in me ...
I settled on the idea of sending a telegram to Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird. I recall that it was 144 words long, and how the woman at the base's Western ...
He was first inspired to enter public service while in high school, when he met Congressman Melvin Laird through a national 4-H trip. In 1986 ...
When I was in high school, a national trip by the 4-H organization gave me a chance to meet my Congressman Melvin Laird. He instilled in me ...
In my opinion, none of them has faced more challenges or accomplished more during their tenure than Melvin Laird, who died on November 15 ...
In an authorized biography by Dale Van Atta published in 2008, "With Honor: Melvin Laird In war, peace and politics," Laird is lauded for ...
Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird gives the opening statement of a press conference on May 19, 1969 to publicize the plight of U.S. POWs and ...
Melvin R. Laird, who as President Richard M. Nixon's first Secretary of Defense quietly challenged the administration's hawkish military policies ...
In 2005, Melvin Laird, Defense Secretary under Mr Nixon said this about Iraq: "Just because we get our force level down in Iraq doesn't mean ...
As Defense Secretary Melvin Laird said later, "He never [publicly] used the term 'madman,' but he wanted adversaries to have the feeling that ...
"The broadcast was beamed to American servicemen in South Vietnam as a part of a propaganda series attempting to counter charges by U.S.
All the strike options the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff presented to Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, who in turn presented them to Nixon, were either too escalatory or took longer to execute than was politically acceptable ...


 

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