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Ken Bacon Quotes

we believe there were bunkers in this facility and in many other facilities.
Ken Bacon
#Believe

This is a major-theater war for the Air Force, not for the service as a whole, but certainly for the Air Force.
Ken Bacon
#Force

That will bring our total of stealth fighters up to 24 in the theater, and our total number of aircraft up to about 220.
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#Theater

That will bring our total of stealth fighters up to 24 in the theater, and our total number of aircraft up to about 220,
Ken Bacon
#Theater

We have not yet seen signs that Serbian troops or special police forces or paramilitary are moving out, but we've certainly seen preparations for moving out,
Ken Bacon
#Police

We have not yet seen signs that Serbian troops or special police forces or paramilitary are moving out, but we've certainly seen preparations for moving out.
Ken Bacon
#Police

The question you all will have is, 'Isn't this a step toward the deployment of ground troops in Kosovo?' ... The answer is, absolutely not. This is pure and simple an expansion of the air operation.
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#Troops

I think the primary reason for that (the delay) is that, right now, he (Cohen) feels that his place is here in Washington devoting as much time as possible to running the U.S. participation in the air campaign in Kosovo, preparing for the peacekeeping force.
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#Delay

In Bosnia, for instance, they play a crucial role in setting up these joint commissions that bring Army people and local people together to talk about governance issues, providing humanitarian aid.
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#Army

We have a worldwide mission to perform, and we are not going to stop performing that mission. We can never eliminate the risk, but we can take steps to reduce the risk.
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#Mission

The Yugoslavs thought that they could wipe out the Kosovo Liberation Army in five to seven days. They have not succeeded in doing that.
Ken Bacon
#Army

The Yugoslavs thought that they could wipe out the Kosovo Liberation Army in five to seven days. They have not succeeded in doing that,
Ken Bacon
#Army

We believe that both countries would be better off if they took steps to reduce tensions, not increase tensions.
Ken Bacon
#Believe

There are no precise figures right now and the reason is that the number of troops we'll have to commit for a peace implementation force will depend on what type of peace agreement we are able to win, if we win a peace agreement, if we succeed.
Ken Bacon
#Reason

Drafts are not final, and they're subject to change until they're final. So... by mutual agreement, the secretary of the Air Force and the deputy secretary of defense decided that there was more work to do and that's being done.
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#Agreement

There were reports on Radio Free Europe that water hoses were used against women and children who were protesting the fact that their husbands or fathers, loved ones, were being killed in Kosovo,
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#Children

[Cost estimates are often difficult to come by and they are even harder to stick to.] I am learning that all numbers rise, so I think there is a good chance it will be more than four billion, ... Everyday we delay in sending it up it rises.
Ken Bacon
#Learning

President Yeltsin has said that the Russians do not plan to get involved in this conflict, and since that is a very reasonable tack for the Russians to take, we take him at his word on that.
Ken Bacon
#Conflict

It's not surprising that their facilities are primitive by our standards. It's also not surprising that, given the dedication and money they've devoted to upgrading their military, that they have been able to produce long-range missiles, and to fire them from such primitive spots.
Ken Bacon
#Dedication

Also, some of the Army assets going into Macedonia and Albania likely would come from the reserves. There are specialties such as civil affairs that only exist in the reserves.
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#Army

Taking out a couple hundred soldiers here and a couple hundred soldiers there is not what we consider a withdrawal. We consider that to be theater.
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#Soldiers

They are certainly bracing for war,
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#War

There may be times when we have to rescue pilots and the less said the better for the safety of the pilots.
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#Safety

They are certainly bracing for war ... but they continue to participate in the talks.
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#War

It's a sort of a self-contained, quickly movable team that can go in to an emergency situation abroad, set up a communications, set up an operations center, do some of the initial investigative work.
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#Self

We did attack a Yugoslav army unit in central Kosovo that's been involved in some of the ethnic cleansing activities. We also attacked a major ammunition dump in Kosovo.
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#Army

The pay is now going up about 3.5, 3.7 percent a year, more than the rate of inflation, and that's built into the five-year plan. So pay is improving.
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#Inflation

These men should be freed. They should not have been captured in the first place. And to the extent they're still there, that's regrettable.
Ken Bacon
#Men

First of all, consensual sex between an officer and an enlisted person or between a sergeant and a trainee is -- is a violation of good order and discipline.
Ken Bacon
#Sex

What we have seen is extremely active activity by (Iraq's) air defense system,
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#Defense