'Refrigerator' Perry tells fans: I'm alive

CHICAGO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Former Chicago Bears star William "Refrigerator" Perry confirmed Wednesday via Twitter rumors of his death were greatly exaggerated.
Ex official suggests normal U.S-Iran ties

Ex official suggests normal U.S-Iran ties

BERLIN, June 9 (UPI) -- A former U.S. defense secretary suggested the United States and Iran restore diplomatic relations to help settle the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.
Report: Perry talked to Iranian official

Report: Perry talked to Iranian official

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry and a senior adviser to the Iranian president held undisclosed talks last year, a person close to the talks says.

Group to propose North Korea plan

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The next U.S. president should send former White House officials Henry Kissinger and William Perry to negotiate with North Korea, a think tank says.

Gates, Bodman call for nuclear updates

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The United States should replace its current inventory of nuclear warheads in order to maintain its nuclear deterrent capabilities, government officials say.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Over the last eight years America's military has been transformed. Unfortunately, it has been transformed as much by the actions of the nation's adversaries as by the vision of change that President George W. Bush's Pentagon team advanced.
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Overcoming nuclear legacy

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- The failure of Presidents Bush and Putin to move "beyond past strategic principles, which focused on the prospect of mutual annihilation" is unacceptable.
BENNETT RAMBERG, UPI Outside View Commentator

Bipartisan Baker-Hamilton goes partisan

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The Iraq Study Group touted its bipartisan stance in 2006 but a report says its members are back to taking opposite sides in the 2008 U.S. presidential race.

Democrats press N. Korea on nuke deal

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Democratic leaders have launched their own effort to persuade North Korea to make a deal with the Bush administration on its nuclear program.

Group urges to put CTBT into force

OSLO, Norway, March 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn is calling for the United States and other world powers to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and put it into force.

N. Korea urged to finish dismantling task

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A former U.S. security official urged North Korea to finish its denuclearization work before President George Bush leaves office next year.

World free of nukes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Since the beginning of the Atomic Age, policymakers and scholars have attempted to come up with formulas to constrain the nuclear genie.
BENNETT RAMBERG, UPI Outside View Commentator

USAF doctors teach combat medicine

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force doctors recently returned from Pakistan after teaching a five-day course on combat-related surgical techniques to Pakistani army doctors.

Spike Lee criticizes Hollywood in Italy

ROME, July 4 (UPI) -- Director Spike Lee turned an Italian news conference on his film about black U.S. soldiers into an outburst about Hollywood films' lack of black soldiers.

Al-Qaida determined to build nukes

LUXEMBOURG, May 26 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida remains determined to create nuclear weapons for mass destruction, a former United Nations weapons inspector said in Luxembourg.
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William Perry
Former Defense Secretary William Perry (L) greets Committee Chairman Ike Skelton, D-MO, before Perry testifies at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Iraq on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 17, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

William James Perry (born October 11, 1927) is an American businessman and engineer who was the United States Secretary of Defense from February 3, 1994, to January 23, 1997, under President Bill Clinton. He also served as Deputy Secretary of Defense (1993–1994) and Under Deputy Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.

Perry is currently the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment in the School of Engineering. He is a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and serves as co-director of the Nuclear Risk Reduction initiative and the Preventive Defense Project. He is an expert in U.S. foreign policy, national security and arms control.

Former Secretary Perry also has extensive business experience and currently serves on the boards of several high-tech companies and is Chairman of Global Technology Partners. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among Perry's numerous awards are the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1997), the Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1998) and the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (2002), awarded by the Emperor of Japan.

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