Today, 7 August 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Passed by Congress in response to a series of events known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, this joint resolution would serve as the legal basis for the US war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
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"If you teach a survey course on the history of American foreign relations, chances are that you don’t spend very much time on the Austria-Hungarian Empire, or “the Habsburgs,” as Nicole Phelps refers to that multinational empire in her remarkable new book," notes Thomas Schwartz, adding that "As Rodney Dangerfield may have put it, the Habsburgs get no respect. Phelps is out to change that perception."
Commemorating Yuri Orlov's 90th birth on August 13, the National Security Archive at George Washington University and the Memorial Society in Moscow have posted Electronic Briefing Book No. 482. This extensive collection of formerly secret Soviet and U.S.