Iran

Crisis: 1958 VP Nixon In South America

December 29, 1958 – Years Of Crisis – 1958 – Recapping A Year In The Life.

Since we’re rapidly (and thankfully) approaching the end of 2020, the somewhat pained looks back at the year start now. But rather than mull over 2020 here (since everyone else will do a better job anyway), today we’re going to start with the goings-on that shaped 1958. Oddly, a  year...

American Embassy - Tehran

November 5, 1979 – The View From Tehran: Taking An Embassy Or Two. A Hostage Drama Unfolds.

News for this November 5th in 1979 was about the worsening situation between Washington and Tehran – all over demands of the Ayatollah Khomeini government to return the Shah to Tehran from New York, where he was undergoing Cancer treatment. The State Department refused to extradite the Shah and crowds...

War in Korea - 1951

October 15, 1951 – War In Korea – “We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly”

October 15, 1951 – A busy news day. A war in Korea and from Capitol Hill, a call for discussions and a workable solution with the Russians. The looming specter of the Atomic bomb always at the forefront. Meanwhile, President Truman also urged passage of a Universal Military Training law,...

Crisis over Jerusalem

October 14, 1990 – Operation Desert Shield – Complicating A Crisis – Consummate Evil Run Amok –

October 14, 1990 – ABC News On The Hour + World News This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 14, 1990 – very busy week, much having to do with crisis management. As troop strength continued to build along the Saudi-Kuwait border, with more assistance coming in from...

Embassy Hostages In Iran - 1980

October 22, 1980 – The Embassy Hostage Drama And The October Surprise.

Become a Patron! News for this October 22nd in 1980, in addition to feverish campaigning on the parts of the Carter and Reagan camps, was word that a possible breakthrough in negotiations for the 50 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was taking place. But like much...

Chinese Invasion of Vietnam

February 20, 1979 – China Invades Vietnam . . . In A Way – Iran Goes On A Human Housecleaning Binge . . . In A Big Way – Carter Revises Foreign Policy . . . In A Quiet Way.

February 20, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 20, 1979 – China reports it has “taught Vietnam a lesson” and pulled its troops back across the border, just three days after the invasion began. Peking radio reported the operation...