COLD WAR RADIO #46

Posted: May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

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SHOW NOTES:

What is China building on this tiny island? Philippines government releases image of reclamation in the South China Sea

New NKorea warships seen in satellite images

America could hold answer to Putin’s pipeline pinch on Ukraine

Obama Administration Threatened Nigeria with Sanctions in 2013 for Fighting Boko Haram

Shinzo Abe reveals plans to lift Japan’s ban on fighting in conflicts overseas

China warns Vietnam over deadly protests in territorial dispute

Today in Cold War History
1948 – The body of CBS News correspondent George Polk was found in Solonika Bay in Greece. It had been a week after he’d disappeared.
1953 – American journalist William N. Oatis is released after serving 22 months of a ten-year prison sentence for espionage in Czechoslovakia.
1957 – US launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton Conn
1960 – A Big Four summit in Paris collapsed due to the American U-2 spy plane incident.
1961 – Park Chung-hee leads a coup d’état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
1963 – After 22 Earth orbits Gordon Cooper returned to Earth, ending Project Mercury.
1965 – Bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa South Vietnam
1966 – The Communist Party of China issues the “May 16 Notice”, marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
1969 – Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet space probe, lands on Venus.
1969 – US nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off SF
1974 – Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.
1975 – India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favor of merging with India.
1989 – Soviet president Mikhail S Gorbachev & Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing

Bonus: Cold war article to read: Files Uncovered: Nazi Veterans Created Illegal Army http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/wehrmacht-veterans-created-a-secret-army-in-west-germany-a-969015.html

US calls for probe of possible weapons deal between former bitter foes Iran, Iraq

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