Cold War Radio #109

Posted: October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

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The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons

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Show Notes:

The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons

Dallas hospital learned its Ebola protocols while struggling to save mortally ill patient

Bowe Bergdahl ‘deserter’ investigation is complete – but verdict will not be determined until after November’s elections

Today in Cold War History
1948 “First women officers on active duty sworn in as commissioned officers in regular Navy under Women’s Service Integration Act of June 1948 by Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan
1960 USS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599) begins successful firing of four Polaris test vehicles under operational rather than test conditions. Tests are completed on 18 October. The Polaris missile was a two-stage solid-fuel nuclear-armed submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM)
1964 : While on holiday in in Pitsunda, Abkhazia, Georgia, a band of conspiritors call a special meeting of the Central Committee in which Khrushchev is removed from his positions. He is replaced by Alexei N. Kosygin as premier and by Leonid I. Brezhnev as Communist Party secretary.
1965 – Vietnam War: The Catholic Worker Movement stages an anti-war rally in Manhattan including a public burning of a draft card; the first such act to result in arrest under a new amendment to the Selective Service Act.
1966 – Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
1969 – Vietnam War; The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam is held in Washington DC and across the US. Over 2 million demonstrate nationally; about 250,000 in the nation’s capital.
1970 – The domestic Soviet Aeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey.
1970 : Anwar Sadat succeeds Gamal Abdel Nasser as President of Egypt.
1975 – Iceland moves intl boundary from 50 to 200 miles
1979 – Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees
1979 – Black Monday in Malta. The Building of the Times of Malta, the residence of the opposition leader Eddie Fenech Adami and several Nationalist Party clubs are ransacked and destroyed by supporters of the Malta Labour Party.
1983 – US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut International Airport
1989 – South Africa President FW de Klerk frees ANC Founder Walter Sisulu & 4 other political prisoners
1990 – Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.

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