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February 20, 1965 – Vietnam: Attempted Overthrow – Days Of Intrigue.

We gotta ask: Become a Patron! One of those days full of intrigues from Southeast Asia. In this case, an attempted coup on the part of troops loyal to former Premier Diem (who was assassinated and overthrown with a little CIA help), against troops loyal to Military strongman and Vietnamese...

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February 18, 1940 -163 Days Since Hostilities – Not A Question Of Keeping Out Of A European War But Keeping Out Of A European Peace.

Your support is important to us. Keeps us up and running: Become a Patron! February 18, 1940 – Safely out of the war zone, and on a liner bound for the U.S., Foreign Correspondent William Hillman, who was leaving Italy and bound for New York offers the first uncensored reports...

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1937 – The Kellogg-Briand Pact 9 Years On – Making War Illegal – Past Daily Reference Room

A little means a lot- help us keep history preserved and alive: Become a Patron! The Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact. In short; an international agreement to make war illegal. Signed and enacted on August 27, 1928, and being celebrated nine years later, in 1937 as a pact holding by threads, but...

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February 14, 1942 – The View From Palembang – The Situation In Java – Reports From Singapore And Kalinin.

Incredibly grateful for your pitching in so far – but if you haven’t: Become a Patron! February 14, 1942 – News from Palembang was brief and without explanation. Over 100 Japanese planes and assorted fighters swarmed over Palembang in an attempt to secure the oil fields ahead of any destruction...

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February 1966 – McGeorge Bundy – Report Card On Vietnam – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy, giving his assessment of the then-current state of affairs in Southeast Asia and a report card on our military involvement during this episode of Meet The Press. It was broadcast on February 20, 1966. McGeorge Bundy was appointed as National Security Advisor...

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February 11, 1987 – The Hostage-For-Prisoner Swap And Death To America All Over Again.

A little support goes a long way: Become a Patron! News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the Israeli’s weren’t going...