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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Stimson, Henry Lewis 1867-1950. American public official who served as U.S. secretary of state (1929-1933) and as secretary of war (1940-1945) during World War II. He was the chief adviser on atomic weaponry to Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.

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  • One answer is simple racism, particularly evident in Stimson's attitudes.

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  • Mr. Stimson, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, was a deputy assistant secretary for detainee affairs at the Defense Department.

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  • "Once you start mucking about with a river, it can cause all sorts of problems," says Richard Cronin , a Vietnam War veteran and an expert on the environmental challenges facing the Mekong river system who now heads the Southeast Asia program at the Washington-based Stimson Center.

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  • Mark Stimson is clearly not one of these softies who thinks positivity can transform a club's fortunes.

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  • Stimson's Mr. Miller said his mills couldn't break even sawing logs at those prices.

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  • On the up side, Stimson enjoys thriving Asian demand for raw timber from its forests.

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  • Stimson Lumber Co., another Oregon producer, has cut 100 jobs from three plants in Tillamook and Forest Grove, Ore., said Stimson Chief Executive Andrew Miller .

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  • A bitter Stimson, and practically every senior American officer except for Donovan, saw it as a wasteful diversion of forces to a strategic sideshow, just to keep Americans “entertained,” as Marshall later put it.

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  • Stimson told him to butt out; the War Department already had its own route for the Alaska road project.

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  • Even the normally reserved Stimson noted in his diary that the colonel “told a very interesting story.”

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