Tag: George Washington University

The Man Who End The Cold War

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Shevardnadze’s rise to leadership of the Foreign Ministry in 1985, only months after Gorbachev became general secretary, was a “bolt from the blue,” in Chernyaev’s words. Shevardnadze’s talks with Shultz brought a whole new tone to U.S.-Soviet discourse, while the

Declassified documents show NSA listened in on MLK, Muhammad Ali and Art Buchwald

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Amid raging anti-Vietnam War protests that bedeviled two presidential administrations, snoops at the National Security Agency tapped the overseas communications of war critics including Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho), and even Washington Post humor columnist

CIA Analysis Acknowledges Intelligence Failure on Iraq’s WMDs

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Foreign Policy Magazine Features CIA Document Released to National Security Archive "A Classified Mea Culpa on Iraq" CIA Analysis Acknowledges Intelligence Failure on Iraq's WMDs Posted – September 5, 2012 For more information contact: Tom Blanton – 202/994-7000 or nsarchiv@gwu.edu

Complete Pentagon Papers

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In 1967, a history of the United States’ involvement in Indochina was commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, who had become increasingly sceptical about the Vietnam War. The work continued for eighteen months, resulting in some 2.5 million

The August 1991 Coup in Moscow, 20 Years Later

Washington D.C., August 19, 2011 -The hardline coup d’etat 20 years ago today in Moscow surprised its plotters with unexpected resistance from Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, from Russian democratic opposition forces, and from the international community including the Bush administration,