Tag: Cold War

With tensions between the U.S. and Russia at historic levels and threat of a hot war breaking out in Ukraine, we would do well to remember FDR’s visionary leadership and pursuit of diplomacy Reuters reported last week that the Ukrainian military was carrying out war games with newly delivered...
Over the last decade, the U.S. has been quietly expanding its covert intelligence empire in Africa as part of a growing geopolitical rivalry with China. A new book published by Susan Williams, entitled White Malice: The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa, reminds us that the likely consequences will...
Clinton was allegedly recruited by the Agency in the 1960s and helped cover up for drug-and gun-running operations to the Nicaraguan Contras out of Mena, Arkansas, in the 1980s when he was Governor of Arkansas. The CIA in turn appears to have helped Clinton in his rise to power. The...
New evidence links Zbigniew Brzezinski, the CIA and European fascists who formed the Safari Club to the crime. Dubs had sought to prevent Soviet and U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, which made him a target of neoconservatives.   Elizabeth Gould: “Carter was supposed to advance détente and SALT , not start a...
Will reopening what now appears to be the deliberately covered-up murder of Secretary James Forrestal implicate the CIA? “He was brought before his timeTo Arlington to reside.Now, at last, the truth is known:It wasn’t from suicide.”David Martin, “Forrestal’s Resting Place in History.” On May 22, 1949, just before 2:00 a.m., America’s...
In the 1980s, Samuel K. Doe was the CIA’s boy. He was one of Africa’s worst rulers, who provided bases used for subversion campaigns across Africa and upheld the interests of Firestone Rubber. When Doe lost his utility, the CIA supported Charles Taylor who helped trigger Liberia’s ruinous civil war in the 1990s.
Unknown for decades, declassified documents show that FDR’s mail was deliberately diverted and falsified to prevent a historic meeting with Mao Zedong that might have shortened the war, changed history, and reshaped the modern world. Historians cite the 1972 meeting between Mao Zedong and Richard Nixon as the original spark...
Provocative new book documents the unsavory alliance between the Mafia, the CIA, and the corporate establishment that transformed America into “the world’s most dangerous nation” During the years of the Trump presidency, popular and scholarly discussions of the erosion of U.S. political and legal norms frequently contrasted the Trump era...
With a new Cold War heating up between the U.S. and Russia and China, Witness for Peace Southwest, Addicted to War and CodePink organized a Truth Commission on the original Cold War on March 21st, which brought together the testimony of historians, activists and others who lived through the...
Lester B. Pearson, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize is a symbol of Canada’s supposed humanitarianism; In reality, however, he was a war hawk and the Godfather of Canada’s Cold War. Part 2 in an exclusive CAM series on the United States’ northern neighbor and its support for the...