Archive for '- Cold War'
It was 61 years ago today that General Douglas MacArthur was named commander of United Nations forces in Korea. The final command in an illustrious career, MacArthur’s tenure in Korea led to a controversial feud with President Harry Truman and ultimately his dismissal. The Korean War began on the morning of June 25, 1950, when [...]
Posted by Gregory Marose on July 8, 2011, under - Cold War, - Presidents.
Tags: Eighth Army, General Douglas MacArthur, Inchon, Korea, North Korea, President Truman, Resolution 82, South Korea, Wake Island
If you opened the the New York Times this morning in 1971, you would have seen the first part of the secret ”Pentagon Papers” that the newspaper published—without authorization from the government. Today in 2011, the National Archives and the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Presidential libraries will release the entire official Report of the Office of the [...]
Posted by Gregory Marose on June 13, 2011, under - Cold War, - Presidents, - Spies and Espionage, - The 1960s, News and Events.
Tags: Daniel Ellsberg, John McNaughton, Johnson Presidential Library, Kennedy Presidential Library, Leslie Gelb, Morton Halperin, national archives, Nixon Presidential Library, Pentagon Papers, Senator Gravel Edition, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vietnam Study Task Force, Vietnam War
We’re now in the middle of commencement season, and there’ll be many words of wisdom coming from the mouths of speakers: academicians, celebrities, inventors, authors, artists, business people, and political leaders. Sometimes commencement speeches become historic. President John F. Kennedy announced talks for a test-ban treaty in his commencement speech at American University in 1963, and a [...]
Posted by Hilary on May 31, 2011, under - Cold War, - Presidents, - The 1960s.
Tags: "Great Society", American University, commencement, communism, Harvard University, MArshall Plan, Notre Dame University, nuclear testing ban, University of Michigan
Today’s guest post comes from David Coleman, associate professor at the University of Virginia and Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. On April 28, W.W. Norton will publish volumes 7 and 8 in the Miller Center’s Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson series. (The original tapes are in [...]
Posted by Hilary on April 26, 2011, under - Civil Rights, - Cold War, - Presidents, - Spies and Espionage, - The 1960s.
Tags: David Coleman, debt ceiling, JFK, LBJ, Miller Center, President Johnson, secret tapes, White House
Today’s an eggs-ellent day in Washington, DC, for young people! It’s the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, where hundreds of children gather to roll eggs and play games on the South Lawn of the President’s House. But the tradition did not start at the White House. It began on the lawns and terraces of the [...]
Posted by Hilary on April 25, 2011, under - Civil War, - Cold War, - Great Depression, - Presidents, - World War I, - World War II, News and Events.
Tags: Capitol, Easter, Egg Roll, Presidents, Prologue magazine, White House