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  • KERRY GRANTS THREE REPORTERS BROAD ACCESS TO NAVY RECORDS (What are you scared of Kerry?)

    06/21/2005 7:23:42 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 29 replies · 1,550+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 6/21/05
    WASHINGTON - Senator Kerry of Massachusetts recently granted three reporters broad access to his Navy service records, according to documents obtained by The New York Sun. The privacy waivers signed by Mr. Kerry authorized the release of "a single, one time copy of the complete military service record and medical record of John F. Kerry" to Glen Johnson of the Associated Press, Michael Kranish of the Boston Globe, and Stephen Braun of the Los Angeles Times. The waivers, executed on a National Archives form known as Standard Form 180, also permitted release of "an undeleted report" of any discharges ever...
  • Kerry Grants Three Reporters Broad Access to Navy Records (AP, Boston Globe, LA Times)

    06/21/2005 7:23:29 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 26 replies · 1,187+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 6/21/05 | Josh Gerstein
    Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts recently granted three reporters broad access to his Navy service records, according to documents obtained by the New York Sun.The privacy waivers signed by Mr. Kerry authorized the release of 'a single, one time copy of the complete military service record and medical records of John F. Kerry' to Glen Johnson of the Associated Press, Michael Kranish of the Boston Globe, and Stephen Braun of the Los Angeles Times.The waivers, executed on a National Archives form known as a Standard From 180, also permitted an 'undeleted report' of any discharges of any discharges ever granted...
  • You Saw Them Here First (Copies of Kerry's 180)

    06/20/2005 8:24:53 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 168 replies · 5,379+ views
    Powerline ^ | June 20, 2005
    Via the Freedom of Information Act, a reader obtained copies of the Form 180s that were recently signed by John Kerry to permit, at long last, the release of his military records. I believe there may be a story about this in the New York Sun tomorrow, and no doubt more commentary will be forthcoming over the next few days. Here are the three documents that Kerry signed; on their face, I don't see anything wrong with them, but then, I'm no expert in military personnel records. We look forward to our readers' comments. Go to the link..there are 3...
  • Questions Remain About Kerry's Military Records

    06/11/2005 10:49:54 AM PDT · by ambrose · 47 replies · 1,393+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 6/11/05 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Questions Remain About Kerry's Military Records But will the press answer them? The Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times published in-depth accounts this week but, according to Lipscomb, the form that produced the documents may have asked for "anything and everything" or "nothing much at all." By Thomas Lipscomb (June 11, 2005) -- The Boston Globe and The Los Angeles Times initially refused to confirm or deny that they had a copy, or had even seen a copy, of the Standard Form 180 (SF-180) by which Sen. John Kerry’s “complete” military records were released over the past several days. This...
  • Kerry's Slow 180 Turn; He raises as many questions as he answers!

    06/09/2005 11:21:42 PM PDT · by ambrose · 39 replies · 1,534+ views
    Slate ^ | 6/9/05 | Mickey Kaus
    Wade's Wish: Boston Globe Managing Editor Mary Jane Wilkinson, explaining why her paper is not going to make public the Kerry military records it has received: It is my understanding that Kerry will release these papers to anyone else now that he has signed the Form 180. Wilkinson's understanding would be wrong, according to the New York Sun's Josh Gerstein, to whom Kerry denied the records. A Navy spokesman, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Hernandez, said the waiver applied only to the Boston Globe and did not authorize release of Mr. Kerry's records to the public."Kerry controls the release of his records,"...
  • Critics charge Kerry still covering up

    06/09/2005 6:40:19 PM PDT · by 26lemoncharlie · 20 replies · 996+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 9, 2005 | World Net Daily
    John O'Neill on records release: 'This is hardly what we called for' Sen. John Kerry's release of Navy records to his hometown Boston Globe newspaper is not the full disclosure sought by critics of his Vietnam war record, says John O'Neill, spokesman for Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. The group of more than 260 veterans who served in Kerry's swiftboat division asked the senator during his presidential campaign last year to sign a Standard Form 180 that would permit anyone to examine his full and unredacted military records at the Navy Department and the National Personnel Records Center in St....
  • Elvis Presley's Military Files To Be Made Public

    06/09/2005 2:47:24 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 9 replies · 838+ views
    WHIO TV ^ | June 9, 2005 | AP
    The National Personnel Records Center in suburban St. Louis is highlighting the files of 150 prominent people who served in the military and died at least a decade ago. They include several presidents, famous writers, professional athletes and military figures -- not to mention at least one rock 'n' roll star.
  • Kerry Hangs Back From Disclosure to All

    06/09/2005 7:03:36 AM PDT · by JakeINJoisey · 24 replies · 1,189+ views
    The NY Sun ^ | June 9, 2005 | Josh Gerstein
    More than a year after promising on national television to release his full military record, Senator Kerry of Massachusetts authorized the Navy last month to provide his service file to selected news organizations. However, Mr. Kerry has not given the military permission to disclose the records to the general public, fueling continued speculation by the senator's critics that he is attempting to hush up some aspect of his service. The news organizations that have seen the latest collection of documents reported that there was little new information aside from a copy of Mr. Kerry's Yale University transcript showing that the...
  • Did Kerry really release Navy records? - (John O'Neill issues challenge; Kerry unresponsive)

    06/09/2005 8:36:30 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 92 replies · 3,978+ views
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ^ | JUNE 9, 2005 | THOMAS LIPSCOMB
    A front page story in the Boston Globe claimed that: "Senator John F. Kerry, ending at least two years of refusal, has waived privacy restrictions and authorized the release of his full military and medical records." In another Globe story Kerry had promised "The truth in its entirety will come out." But did it? Kerry's election hopes faltered last summer and fall as accusations of fraudulent and incomplete military records were aired. The fact that Kerry repeatedly refused to sign a single-page military form called the Standard Form 180, that would have released all his military records to the public,...
  • Kerry Makes His Military, Medical File Available (O'Neil says it is Incomplete! GO O'Neil GO!!)

    06/08/2005 7:32:28 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 57 replies · 2,928+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/8/05
    WASHINGTON — All through last year's presidential race, Vietnam-era critics of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) charged that he was trying to hide something by refusing to authorize the public release of his entire military and medical file. On Tuesday, Kerry provided access to his complete records. The long-awaited documents contained no bombshells, and his enemies still were not satisfied. The 180-page sheaf of medal commendations, officer's fitness reports and medical entries released under federal guidelines by Kerry's Senate office provided a few new nuggets of information about his 1968 to 1969 stint as a Swift boat commander during the...
  • Reporting for Duty(Don't count on the Navy for Kerry's records. Full collection is elsewhere/More)

    06/07/2005 9:12:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 781+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/8/2005 | The Prowler
    MISSION UNACCOMPLISHEDSo with the exception of seeing Sen. John Kerry's middling grades at Yale, what was achieved by his signing of the SF-180 document? If it was about releasing his military record, that wasn't achieved. If it was about clarifying his reserve activities upon his return from his short stint in Vietnam, that wasn't achieved. If it was to perhaps further obscure the truth about his service and post-Vietnam activities, mission accomplished. It is unclear exactly what was released by the Navy late Monday to the Boston Globe. On its face it appears that aside from the Yale transcript and...
  • Doing a 180 (John Kerry signs on dotted line. Plus: Separation of left and godlessness.)

    06/06/2005 10:38:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1,364+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/7/2005 | The Prowler
    ANOTHER KERRY DISCHARGEBefore Memorial Day weekend, Sen. John Kerry sat down with editors of his hometown newspaper, the Boston Globe and announced that he had signed the form SF 180, authorizing the Department of Defense to grant access to all his military records. This, more than a year after he had claimed the press and public had seen all there was to see from his military record. Only one problem: according to several sources who formerly worked on the Kerry campaign, the senator expects that little to nothing new will be in the files that are released. "He's fairly confident...
  • HANNITY RADIO - NAVY DISPUTES KERRY HAS RELEASED RECORDS AND KERRY HAS NOT SIGNED FORM 180

    09/16/2004 1:25:43 PM PDT · by hawkaw · 56 replies · 3,519+ views
    Hannity Radio Show ^ | Sep 16/04 | hawkaw
    Just breaking on hannity
  • NOTE TO LURKING MEDIA: The Game Kerry's Playing WIth His Military Records (That "Signed" SF-180)

    05/28/2005 5:45:05 AM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 58 replies · 2,474+ views
    Unless you have a copy of his signed SF-180, you're not doing your job. If Kerry hasn't granted their release to the media by putting a reporter's name in Section III of the SF-180, you're not doing your job. If you don't evlaute what Kerry has asked to be released as specified in Section II of the SF-180, you're not doing your job.
  • Boston Globe: The caveat emperor (Kerry Signs Form 180)

    05/24/2005 4:21:44 AM PDT · by Air Conditioned Gypsy · 146 replies · 3,865+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/24/05 | Joan Vennochi
    The caveat emperor By Joan Vennochi, Globe Columnist May 24, 2005 During an interview yesterday with Globe editorial writers and columnists, the former Democratic presidential nominee was asked if had signed Form SF 180, authorizing the Department of Defense to grant access to all his military records. ''I have signed it," Kerry said. Then, he added that his staff was ''still going through it" and ''very, very shortly, you will have a chance to see it." ........ After the interview, Kerry's communications director, David Wade, was asked to clarify when Kerry signed SF 180 and when public access would be...
  • THE WAY THINGS REALLY WORK: The REAL Military Record of France.

    03/24/2005 6:00:38 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 61 replies · 2,008+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | March 24, 2005 | Harold C. Hutchison
    France's military reputation has taken a beating over the last three years due to their attitudes towards Iraq. Whether or not this record is deserved is up for debate. A famous website, set up as a “Google bomb,” so that when one searches for French military victories and hits the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button, takes potshots at France, particularly citing the twentieth century. But the REAL story is much different. First of all, the Battle of the Virginia Capes, from September 5-9, 1781 was an unambiguous win for France. This is important for Americans to keep in mind – this...
  • Kerry To Sign The 180?

    03/21/2005 3:21:15 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 45 replies · 860+ views
    captainsquarters ^ | March 20, 2005 | Captain Ed
    Mickey Kaus and Instapundit both point to a Philadelphia Inquirer analysis of John Kerry's political activities since his loss in last year's elections, which suggests that the Senator may request the complete release of his military records at last: For Kerry, indignities abound. He trails Hillary Rodham Clinton in every 2008 survey. The other day, he was assailed by Clinton aide Ann Lewis for running "an inconsistent campaign." Indeed, in focus groups conducted this winter by Democratic strategists, he was still seen as indecisive; one participant said, "He's the guy that holds up the line at McDonald's." And he's been...
  • Kerry Navy probe to expand scope?(supplemental filing to Sec. of Navy)(by Judicial Watch)

    09/08/2004 2:45:06 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 29 replies · 1,569+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Sept. 8, 2004 | Art Moore
    In an effort to push forward a Navy investigation, the public interest group Judicial Watch has made a supplemental filing to its complaint about John Kerry's official record, pointing out two of the three citations successively issued with the senator's Silver Star award were not signed by the secretary of the Navy, contrary to regulations. As WorldNetDaily reported, Judicial Watch learned last week that the Defense Department informed Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England of the group's formal request to investigate alleged military code violations in Kerry's Silver Star.
  • Tainted media [Kerry's 'honorable' discharge?]

    02/18/2005 3:32:05 AM PST · by johnny7 · 75 replies · 3,816+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | February 18, 2005 | Thomas Sowell
    The recent resignation of CNN's news director, Eason Jordan, after his outrageous remarks about our military at an international forum were reported on the Internet, is only the latest in a series of media scandals, of which Dan Rather's forged documents were just one. Media bias does not consist in having liberal or conservative opinions but in how you do your job -- or don't do it.One document whose authenticity is not likely to be questioned by the mainstream media is the honorable discharge on Senator John Kerry's web site. Yet who in the major media has investigated why that...
  • SENATOR KERRY ASKED TO SIGN RECORDS RELEASE FORM

    02/03/2005 8:34:44 AM PST · by pookie18 · 75 replies · 2,693+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/2/05 | Press Release
    SENATOR KERRY ASKED TO SIGN RECORDS RELEASE FORM Watchdog Asks Kerry to Keep His Word Concerning Signing Standard Form 180 Kerry's Opportunity to Release Full Naval Service Record to the American People (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today asked Senator John F. Kerry to keep his word to the American public and sign a Standard Form 180 (SF 180), "Request Pertaining to Military Records." On Sunday, January 30, 2005, during an appearance on the NBC News show "Meet the Press," moderator Tim Russert asked Senator Kerry (three times) if he would...