Foreign Policy

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March 23, 1999 – Frustration From Kosovo – A Firing Squad In Cuba – OPEC Cuts Production

March 23, 1999 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 1999 – News from Kosovo and the word was Frustration. U.S. envoy Richard Holbrook failed in last-ditch diplomacy efforts to stave off NATO’s first-ever airstrikes over Kosovo. Emerging from a two-hour session with Serbian...

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March 22, 1991 – Shoot-Downs Over No-Fly Zone – Kurdish Rebels Gain Control In The North – Staving Off Famine In Iraq

March 22, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 22, 1991 – news for this day had much to do with the situation in Iraq. Starting with a Pentagon report that an F-15 shot down an Iraqi jet venturing into the No-Fly zone in...

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March 19, 1985 – World Full Of Missiles – Pockets Full Of Empty –

March 19th 1985 was about nuclear weapons, MX Missiles, Geneva Arms talks. East-West relations, saber-rattling and words. On this day the first of two Senate votes was scheduled to take place over the budget President Reagan requested in order to build 21 more MX Missiles. The vote was deemed so...

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March 18, 1949 – Dean Acheson And The North Atlantic Pact – NATO

This day in 1949 had much to with the ongoing squabble between the the West and the Soviet Union. As the Cold War continued and grew with intensity, The U.S. and its European counterparts adopted the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. On March 18, 1949, Secretary of State Dean Acheson went...

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March 17, 1988 – Invading Honduras: Is This Trip Necessary?

This St. Patrick’s Day in 1988 was greeted with news of another military incursion in Central America – this time it was Honduras with 3,500 U.S. troops busily swarming ashore in what the Reagan White House assured everyone was “a request of the Honduran People“, and that Military spokespersons said...

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March 12, 1938 – Anschluss Realized – Doubts Pondered – History In Question.

As the news regarding the annexation of Austria by Germany continued to unfold, doubts began to arise as to what the eventual outcome this trend towards reunification would be. Amid assurances that this was closure for a situation which began in 1866 and was interrupted by World War 1, the...

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March 11, 1979 – Searching For The World’s Oldest Dream – A Middle-East Peace Settlement.

News for this week in 1979 had much to do with fits and starts of a Middle East Peace Settlement. In what started as a grand and hopeful gesture became one of caution and unease. Egyptian Premier Anwar Sadat, hailed earlier for his historic visit to Israel in 1977 was...

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March 11, 1950 – The Never-Ending Show; Congressional Investigation – Riots In Berlin – War Games And Diplomacy

With the Cold War in full-bloom, the war of nerves and the hysteria was reaching fever-pitch. From Capitol Hill came a contentious set of Congressional hearings over purported Communist influence in the State Department. In the witness chair was Senator Joseph McCarthy and the war of words raged for hours,...

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March 10, 1948 – The Death Of Masaryk – Britain’s Economic Downturn – Butter Vs. Margarine.

News for this March 10th in 1948 had much to do with a flood of reports from Prague saying that non-Communist Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk had been found dead from an apparent suicide hours earlier. But even while reports were coming in, speculation was rife that it was no suicide,...