They also discussed North Korea and agreed on the importance of full implementation of UNSCR 1874 and the denuclearization of North KoreaObama, Aso agree on N. Korea tactics Jul 08, 2009
It is important for the Burmese leadership to hear of the strong views of American political leaders about the path it should take toward democracy, good governance, and genuine national reconciliationU.S. senator in Myanmar for meetings Aug 14, 2009
Our focus with our partners in the six-party talks is denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and, once that happens, we can start looking at other thingsU.S.: Sanctions will remain on N. Korea Jan 23, 2010
We don't know yet if they are ready to go down that path (to denuclearization talks)U.S.: Sanctions will remain on N. Korea Jan 23, 2010
We were pleased that the court agreed with the long-standing view of the United States that Kosovo's declaration of independence is in accordance with international lawSerbia loses court battle over Kosovo Jul 23, 2010
Michael "Mike" Hammer is a fictional detective created by the American author Mickey Spillane in the 1947 book I, the Jury (made into a movie in 1953 and 1982).
Several movies and radio and television series have been based on the books in the Hammer series. The actor most closely identified with the character in recent years has been Stacy Keach, who portrayed Hammer in a CBS television series, Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, which ran from 1984–1987 and had a syndicated revival in 1997–1998. (An earlier syndicated version, originally aired in 1957–1958, starred Darren McGavin as Hammer.) Spillane himself played Hammer in a 1963 motion picture adaptation of The Girl Hunters. Spillane himself favoured ex-Marine and former Newburgh, New York police officer Jack Stang, on whom he based the character, to play him. Stang appeared with Spillane in the 1954 film Ring of Fear and in the film adaptation of I, the Jury.
While pulp detectives such as Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe are hard-boiled and cynical, Hammer is in many ways the archetypal "hard man": brutally violent, misogynistic, and fueled by a genuine rage that never afflicts Raymond Chandler's or Dashiell Hammett's heroes. In The Big Kill Hammer describes himself to a bargirl as a misanthrope.