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Nixon’s Bay of Pigs Secrets

By Don Fulsom In the dark, early hours of June 17, 1972, from inside the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office building in Washington, DC, burglar James McCord radioed an alarm to his two supervisors. Monitoring

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November 22, 1963: Conspiracy, Murder, and the Mystery Behind the Assassination of JFK

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By Alex Von Tunzelmann On 22 November 1963, CIA Special Affairs Section head Desmond FitzGerald was in Paris. The man he was to meet was Rolando Cubela. Cubela had been a member of the Cuban Revolutionary Directorate during the late

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Posted in Contemporary History

President Kennedy and the Berlin Wall

By Michael O’Brien After [the]Vienna [Conference], events turned sour for Khrushchev. Instead of retreating, Kennedy held firm. The Soviets were spending a fortune subsidizing the collapsing East German economy. The GDR’s leader, Walter Ulbricht, had few options as refugees took

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