Category Archives: History

On This Day — “Ich bin ein Berliner” (June 26 1963) [2021]

“Two thousand years ago, the proudest boast was ‘Civis Romanus Sum’. Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is ‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’ … All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as … Continue reading

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80 Years Ago — Enigma Machine Captured (May 9 1941)

“Also the coding machine was found here, plugged in and as though it was in actual use when abandoned. The general appearance of this machine being that of a type writer, the telegraphist pressed the keys and finding results peculiar … Continue reading

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35 Years Ago — West German Spy Chief Defects to East (August 23 1985)

“Naturally I am a traitor, I cannot deny that.” Hans Joachim Tiedge August 23 2020 — The West German spy chief’s defection was made public by the East German authorities on August 23 1985. Follow us on Twitter; @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — “Ich bin ein Berliner” (June 26 1963) [2020]

“Two thousand years ago, the proudest boast was ‘Civis Romanus Sum’. Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is ‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’ … All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as … Continue reading

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Lessons of History — French President Charles de Gaulle : “The word of the president of the United States is good enough for me.”

“History is determined not just by the so-called rational actors, the men (or women) in suits, the bureaucrats and the top military brass. ‘Irrational actors’ – people who stumble onto the stage by chance and change the course of history … Continue reading

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On This Day — West German Spy Chief Defects to East (August 23 1985) [2019]

“Naturally I am a traitor, I cannot deny that.” Hans Joachim Tiedge August 23 2019 — The West German spy chief’s defection was made public by the East German authorities on August 23 1985. Follow us on Twitter; @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — “Ich bin ein Berliner” (June 26 1963) [2019]

“Two thousand years ago, the proudest boast was ‘civis romanus sum’. Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is ‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’ … All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as … Continue reading

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On This Day — Enigma Machine Captured (May 9 1941) [2019]

“Also the coding machine was found here, plugged in and as though it was in actual use when abandoned. The general appearance of this machine being that of a type writer, the telegraphist pressed the keys and finding results peculiar … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — The Washington Post Rewrites History [Lockerbie]

“President Ronald Reagan didn’t seek congressional approval when he bombed Libya in retaliation for a bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland.” Amber Phillips — Washington Post (April 7 2017) “The result is post-truth discourse. In our new … Continue reading

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On This Day — West German Spy Chief Defects to East (August 23 1985)

“Naturally I am a traitor, I cannot deny that.” Hans Joachim Tiedge The West German spy chief’s defection was made public by the East German authorities on August 23 1985. Follow us on Twitter; @INTEL_TODAY

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