The forgotten battle for Alaska

...want to call down the might of the United States when he hadn't finished with Europe and was deeply committed in the Soviet Union.The commander-in-chief of the Imperial Japanese Combined fleets, Adm. Yamamoto Isoroku, believed that an attack...
My Turn: Launching fiction from Kodiak

...versions," Ms. Hanley tells Cooper while explaining that the Apollo moon missions were faked in order to bankrupt the Soviet Union.She called it a brilliant piece of propaganda before adding, "if we don't want a repeat of the wastefulness and...
Alaska Science Forum: Northern lab cranked out the quirky and creative

...way to wage warfare in the cold. At the time, U.S. political and military leaders feared a nuclear war with the Soviet Union and thought Alaska a likely battleground.Studies from the Air Force lab in Fairbanks included cold-weather gear...
Empire Editorial: Keep the Internet neutral and equal for all

In the Soviet Union, they called them ZiL lanes.In the...that carried the Soviet elite. The Soviet Union prided itself on its equality, but...thousands asking for Net Neutrality.The Soviet Union fell apart in 1991 and the ZiL limousines...
Today In Sports History: Nov. 26

...Holy Cross 76-0, with Al Cannava rushing for 229 yards.1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, Vyacheslav Ivanov of the Soviet Union wins the gold medal in single sculls. After receiving the medal, he jumps up and down and accidentally drops the medal...
My Turn: The fantasy of 'American Exceptionalism'

...our four-decade-long nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union that left the entire world braced for global destruction...bin Laden did after we helped his forces defeat the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. I believe Sullivan, Begich, and Packer...
Today in History

...1945, President Harry S. Truman signed the U.S. instrument of ratification for the United Nations Charter. The Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War II.In 1953, the United States and South Korea initialed a mutual security...
Today in Sports History

...since John Newcombe in 1971, to lose in the first round of the U.S. Open. Edberg loses to Alexander Volkov of the Soviet Union, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2.1993 - Pinch-hitter Jeremy Hess' bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth inning...
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...the new agents) was highly dangerous, given that the Soviet Union's military doctrine called for the elimination of...Special Investigations, or OSI."While war with the Soviet Union did not come to Alaska, OSI trained 89 SBA (stay-behind...
Striving for Peace: Then and Now

...Kennedy went on national television to announce that the Soviet Union had placed offensive nuclear missiles in Cuba. For 13 days the United States and the Soviet Union were on the brink of nuclear war. The Cuban missile...


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