By James Jay Carafano | 04/20/14 04:09 PM
Herman Bottcher got around. Born in Landsberg, Germany, he immigrated to Australia with his uncle. Then, in 1930, he immigrated to the United States. Two years later he applied for "first papers," the right to U.S. citizenship. He was going to college in California when the Spanish Civil War...
By James Jay Carafano | 04/13/14 09:16 PM
George Kennan knew a thing or two about how nations treat one another. In 1946, while serving as deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Moscow, he penned "the long telegram." That assessment of what motivated the Soviet Union shaped U.S. policy toward Moscow for decades.
By James Jay Carafano | 04/06/14 03:52 PM
On a Moscow train platform, two men smoke and swap rumors in the frozen evening air. “I hear they've raised the Russian flag in Donetsk?” one says. “I hear Crimea, too.” So reports freelance journalist Noah Sneider in Slate. As Russian troops hoisted their flag over Crimea,...
By James Jay Carafano | 03/30/14 03:48 PM
Americans wanted to know how the president planned to end the Great War and prevent the next one. And so, on September 27, 1918, Woodrow Wilson took to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. There, amid the beaux arts glitter and gilt, he declared that what the world needed was a League of...
By James Jay Carafano | 03/23/14 02:50 PM
Running for president in 1968, Richard Nixon made a bold promise: He would end the draft. And he did. The Pentagon switched to an "all-volunteer force." But recruiting and retaining volunteers costs more. That, paired with pressure to reduce defense spending, made reliance on the Army...
By James Jay Carafano | 03/16/14 05:28 PM
Who killed Kennedy? The CIA. Who introduced AIDS to Africa? The CIA. Sure, it's crazy talk. But those stories were two of Moscow's most successful disinformation campaigns during the Cold War. And now Vladimir Putin is reviving these dirty tricks. That's the argument made in...
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