Cold War Radio #99

Posted: September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Show Notes:

Top-level Turnover Makes It Harder For DHS To Stay On Top Of Evolving Threats

The Hillary Letters

Iraq Loses Contact With Soldiers Near Fallujah

Russia’s Putin Looking At Cooperation To Fight Islamic State: Agency

US Too Late On Syria: Former Pentagon Chief

Today in Cold War History
1949 – The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb successfully.
1958 – US nuclear sub USS Skate remains 31 days under Pole (record)
1960 – The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
1961 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps.
1965 – The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 (also known as the Second Kashmir War) between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the UN calls for a ceasefire.
1966 – The U.S. lunar probe Surveyor 2 crashed into the moon.
1970 – Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses
1973 – Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America’s 1st Jewish Secretary of State
1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
1977 – West German Red Army Faction terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
1979 – The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
1980 – A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale war.
1986 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan addressed the U.N. General Assembly and voiced a new hope for arms control. He also criticized the Soviet Union for arresting U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff.
1988 – Canada’s government apologized for the internment of Japanese-Canadian’s during World War II. They also promised compensation.
1989 – IRA-bomb kills 10 British marines in Kent
1990 – Saudi Arabia expelled most of the Yememin and Jordanian envoys in Riyadh. The Saudi accusations were unspecific.
1991 – An article in the London newspaper “The Mail” revealed that John Cairncross admitted to being the “fifth man” in the Soviet Union’s British spy ring.
1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.

US Reportedly Providing Indirect Military Aid to Hezbollah

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