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CZECHOSLOVAKIA: THE PROBLEM OF SOVIET CONTROL
The recently declassified CIA Intelligence study on Czechoslvnakia and the Soviets.
This Intelligence Report analyzes why the Soviet Union lost political control in Czechoslovakia and how that control was restored during 1968 and 1969. All the weapons in the Soviet arsenal for exercising political control over a brother socialist state were employed at one time or another. The Soviet leadership emerges from the story as fallible in its tactics but certain in its objectives and unrelenting in pursuit of them. Moscow paid a political price in bringing Prague again to heel, but the price was almost certainly less than Moscow was prepared to pay.
Jul 17, 2018 - 11:29:46 AM
Methane Leaks from Oil and Gas 60% Higher Than EPA Estimates, New Study Finds
“This study confirms the growing body of peer-reviewed science indicating oil and gas extraction's methane pollution makes it as harmful to climate as coal burning's carbon dioxide pollution.”
Jul 17, 2018 - 11:16:33 AM
The Royal Australian Navy in Southern Russia, 1918–20
The guns on the Western Front had fallen silent and the armistice had been signed, but in Eastern Europe there was no peace. In Russia the civil war between the Imperial ‘White’ government and the Bolshevik ‘Reds’ was dragging on into its second year and soon the RAN would also become involved.
Jul 14, 2018 - 11:02:46 AM
A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis
Those seeking asylum today inherited a series of crises that drove them to the border
Jul 8, 2018 - 7:25:58 AM
The difficulties of enforcing regulations on the dangerous nickel ore trade
The extreme dangers of the nickel ore trade, where liquefaction of the cargo can cause a vessel to sink in a matter of minutes are, well known but enforcing regulations on this valuable business has proved to be difficult in remote mining and loading locations.
Jul 5, 2018 - 9:32:29 AM