Tagged: South China Sea

Robert McNamara

Defense Secretary McNamara Addresses The DNC Platform – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Defense Secretary Robert McNamara – Address To Democratic Party Platform Committee – August 17, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Seven days after the infamous “Gulf of Tonkin Incident“, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara was giving a pep talk to the Democratic Party Platform, ahead of the Convention which...

Tiananmen Square 1989

May 19, 1989 – Tension And Confrontation

May 19, 1989 – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 19, 1989 – a day of increased tensions and confrontation. Students gathered in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to protest the hardline regime and push for dramatic political reforms in China. As the protests continued, the movement gained...

February 11, 1942 – The Situation Is Worse, But It’s Better

February 11, 1942 – The Situation Is Worse, But It’s Better

February 11, 1942 – News Of The World – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 11, 1942 – news for this day was ominous, sketchy and strange. The situation in Singapore was described in London as growing worse, but in some ways it was getting better....

Adapting To The Rhythm Of War – December 18, 1941

Adapting To The Rhythm Of War – December 18, 1941

– War News – December 18, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the fever of War swept over most of the world on this December 18th in 1941, the reporting of it settled into a certain rhythm, a kind of endless repetition of hot-spots and casualty counts. America...

Escalation In Vietnam – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Escalation In Vietnam – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio News – Vietnam 1966: A Year Of Escalation – Feb. 8, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection By 1966 our military commitment to Southeast Asia escalated rapidly past the point of no-return. We were heading knee-deep into fighting a...