Tagged: Communist China

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“Brilliant Mind – Nasty Person” – March 4, 1950

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week of March 4, 1950 News for the week ending on March 4, 1950 had a lot to do with the Cold War and the ever-present threatening cloud of catastrophe which seemed to spread over most of the world.  One of...

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Not In The Frying Pan, For A Change – The Sino-Vietnam War – February 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The World This Week – Feb. 25, 1979 With grossly inflated casualty and capture claims coming from both sides, the war between China and Vietnam was heating up, this week in February, 1979. And with clucks of “this could be the start...

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Attempted Overthrow – Succeeded No-Confidence – February 20, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player: ABC Overseas Assignment – Feb. 20, 1965 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...

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Successful Advances – Attempted Revivals – February 19, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 19, 1951 News on this day in 1951, via Edward R. Murrow and The News, gave upbeat assessments from General Matthew Ridgeway regarding the situation in Korea and U.S. advances along the 38th Parallel. Fingers were crossed. Not so...

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“We Are Continuing A War Of Maneuver” – February 13, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 13, 1951 Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S....

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On Top Of Everything, Disasters – February 6, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Feb. 6, 1951 The news for this February 6th in 1951 began with the worst Passenger train disaster since 1918. The Pennsylvania Railroad 5:10 Commuter Express train The Broker hit a temporary spur and careened over an embankment, killing some...

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“No One Is Going To Drive Us Into The Sea” – January 29, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 29, 1951 News of this January 29th in 1951 began on an ominous note by way of 8th Army Headquarters in Korea when General MacArthur delivered a message to the world indicating the U.S. presence in Korea wasn’t going...

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Before The Honeymoon Was Over – January 24, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 24, 1961 Four days after his Inaugural and six days before his first State of The Union, President Kennedy was already presented with a full plate of crises, this January 24th in 1961. Moscow‘s gesture at returning captured U.S....

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January 15, 1979 – The View From Tehran

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 15, 1979 News for this January 15th in 1979 had much to do with the potentially dangerous situation in Iran. On the one hand, it was the first gathering of the newly installed Parliament, under the aegis of The Shah....

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Prepping For An Inaugural, Avoiding A Confrontation – January 14, 1957

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 14, 1957 News for this day was largely relegated to speculation on the new Eisenhower term, since the Inaugural was a little over a week away, this January 14th in 1957. But it was also concerned with developments in...