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  • Lessons Learned from U.S. Humanitarian Interventions Abroad(109 clicks)
  • 1959: Anglo-US TV debate makes history(93 clicks)
    Includes BBC video of Eisenhower and Macmillan
  • Analysts See U.S. Border With Mexico As More Secure Than It's Been In 40 Years(112 clicks)
  • Bay of Pigs(95 clicks)
    The cornerstone of this collection is a two-volume, 400-plus page document consisting of (Volume I) the CIA Inspector General's (IG) Report on the CIA's ill-fated April 1961 attempt to implement national policy by overthrowing the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba by means of a covert paramilitary operation, otherwise know as the Bay of Pigs, and (Volume II), a commentary on the IG report written by the Directorate of Plans (DP), now known as the Directorate of Operations (DO). These two volumes are a rare side-by-side compilation of high-level government self-evaluation of its own performance in an historic and controversial event.
  • Berlin Airlift(96 clicks)
    Berlin Blockade and airlift
  • Call Pest Control: The Bug Problem at the US Embassy in Moscow(117 clicks)
  • Center for the Study of Intelligence(123 clicks)
    Spying and other data gathering
  • CIA and Guatemala(95 clicks)
    Transcipt of a PBS program
  • CIA Cover-Up on Chile(89 clicks)
  • Cold War International History Project(94 clicks)
    CWIHP was established at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., in 1991 with the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.The Cold War International History Project disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular new findings from previously inaccessible sources on "the other side" -- the former Communist world.
  • Cold War Policies(109 clicks)
  • Council on Foreign Relations(184 clicks)
    The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, national membership organization, nonpartisan research center, and publisher. Founded in 1921, CFR is dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individuals and corporate members, as well as policymakers, journalists, students, and interested citizens, can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 40th Anniversary(116 clicks)
  • Decade of American Foreign Policy--Basic Documents 1941-1949(83 clicks)
    From the Avalon Project
  • Dividing Line(119 clicks)
    A 2,000 Mile Journey Along Our Troubled Border
  • Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy, 1898-1914(127 clicks)
  • Empire and Revolution(84 clicks)
    The United States and the Third World since 1945. Edited by Peter L. Hahn and Mary Ann Heiss
  • For European Recovery: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Marshall Plan(116 clicks)
    The Marshall Plan and reactions to it.
  • For European Recovery: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Marshall Plan(96 clicks)
    from the Library of Congress.
  • Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798 - 1993(99 clicks)
    According to Ellen C. Collier, Specialist in U.S. Foreign Policy, Library of Congress in an October 7, 1993 study, the US has used armed force 234 times outside the United States.
  • Interpreting the 1954 U.S. Intervention in Guatemala(106 clicks)
    Realist, Revisionist, and Postrevisionist Perspectives by Stephen M. Streeter
  • Inventing American Diplomacy(100 clicks)
    by R.B. Bernstein
  • Iran-Contra Affair 20 Years On(109 clicks)
  • John Bull & Uncle Sam(108 clicks)
    "A joint project of the Library of Congress and The British Library, the John Bull and Uncle Sam exhibition brings together for the first time treasures from the two greatest libraries in the English-speaking world in an exploration of selected time periods and cultural movements that provide unique insights into the relationship of the United States and Great Britain. "
  • John Dewey, "Imperialism is Easy"(99 clicks)
    Published in The New Republic 50 (March 23, 1927).
  • Low Intensity Conflict and the War on Drugs(101 clicks)
    Essay discussing the attempt to portray the international drug trade as low intensity conflict so as to use the military.
  • Manifest Destiny(111 clicks)
    How the United States became a World Power
  • Manifest Destiny(120 clicks)
    From the excellent Revolution to Reconstruction site at the University of Gronigen
  • Monroe Doctrine(81 clicks)
    Part of Monroe's State of the Union address in December, 1823, the principles became a justification for US policy towards Latin America from the post-Civil War period until the present.
  • Old China Hands Archive(80 clicks)
    " * Collects, catalogs, and preserves written, printed, graphic, audio, and video materials pertaining to the Old China Hands experience. * Builds a substantial general collection of background literature on the Old China Hands experience. * Promotes interest in the study of the history of Old China Hands among faculty, students, the academic community and the general public. * Sponsors formal and informal seminars and meetings. * Mounts exhibits of appropriate materials and artifacts."
  • One Hundred Years of Intervention(104 clicks)
    "The following is a partial list of U.S. military interventions from 1890 to 2001. "
  • Operation Urgent Fury--Grenada(81 clicks)
    "President Reagan orders U.S. Marines, Army Rangers, Navy Special Warfare teams, and other military forces to invade Grenada, citing a takeover of the tiny Caribbean Island by "a brutal group of leftist thugs." "
  • Overview Essay: U.S. Propaganda in the Middle East - The Early Cold War Version(78 clicks)
  • Persuasion, Propaganda, and Radio Free Europe: The New Archive (No. 9)(115 clicks)
  • Preparations for Camp David(99 clicks)
    With pressure building to resume the momentum towards peace, the Carter administration sought some initiative. In the face of inertia over his initative, Sadat seemed frustrated and willing to percipitate some sort of crisis. His leadership in another attack on Israel (like the October War discussed in the Prelude) seemed more likely. Since there was no prospect of success if Begin and Sadat stayed apart, President Carter decided to invite each to a summit in the US.
  • Prohibition: The So-Called War on Drugs(113 clicks)
    An attack on the "war on drugs."
  • Report of Mr. Mallory, of Florida, on the relations of the United States with Cuba(111 clicks)
    Published 1851 by Towers, printer in [Washington] .
  • Responsibility to Protect? A History of Humanitarian Intervention(92 clicks)
  • Richard Nixon : United States Foreign Policy for the 1970s(88 clicks)
    Building for Peace. A report by President Richard Nixon to the Congress, february 25, 1971
  • Richard Olney, On American Jurisdiction in the Western Hemisphere(120 clicks)
    Secretary of State Olney, speaking in the context of the Venezuelan boundary dispute between Venezuela and Great Britain, declares that the US will is paramount in the hemisphere.
  • Santo Domingo and the Roosevelt Corollary(90 clicks)
    Brief account of the origins.
  • Sarah Palin’s Hot Pursuit(87 clicks)
    Foreign Policy article by Lionel Beehner. "When the Republican vice presidential nominee contradicted her running mate’s position on Pakistan Saturday, she accidentally stumbled onto a fierce debate about the new laws of warfare"
  • Selling Democracy: Films of the Marshall Plan, 1948-53(95 clicks)
    NATIONAL TOUR 2005 – 2006 Presented by the Academy Film Archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in association with the Goethe-Institut, the German Historical Museum, and the Berlin International Film Festival
  • Sentenaryo/Centennial(85 clicks)
    "Sentenaryo/Centennial is a collaborative exploration of the enduring cultural and political impacts of the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War. It includes historical texts, essays, photographs, political cartoons, and other illustrations placed online at this site and links to materials at other sites across the Web."
  • Soviet War Scare, 1983-84(101 clicks)
  • State Department Intelligence and Research Predicted 1973 Arab-Israeli War(93 clicks)
  • The 1983 War Scare: "The Last Paroxysm" of the Cold War Part I(120 clicks)
  • The 1983 War Scare: "The Last Paroxysm" of the Cold War Part II(130 clicks)
  • The 1983 War Scare: "The Last Paroxysm" of the Cold War Part III(115 clicks)
  • The Acquisition of the Panama Canal(80 clicks)
    How the US got the Panama Canal Zone
  • The Age of Imperialism, and the Progressive Era.(110 clicks)
    Links from
  • The Caribbean Triangle: Betancourt, Castro, and Trujillo and U.S. Foreign Policy, 1958–1963(88 clicks)
    Stephen G. Rabe
  • The Cold War(77 clicks)
  • The Latin American Cocaine Trade(91 clicks)
    Testimony of Donald J. Mabry to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, June 28, 1990.
  • The Lessons of History? Debating the Vietnam and Iraq Wars(122 clicks)
  • The Military and the War on Drugs in the Andes(91 clicks)
    Testimony prepared for the Committee on Government Operations, U.S. House of Representatives, October 18, 1989
  • The Platt Amendment(113 clicks)
    Controversial amendment which gave the US the right to intervene in Cuba until it was abrogated in 1934.
  • The Pond: Running Agents for State, War, and the CIA(115 clicks)
  • The Role of the Military in the War on Drugs in the Caribbean Basin(93 clicks)
    Essay written in 1989 on using the military as police in the international trade in drugs.
  • The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine(86 clicks)
    Theodore Roosevelt?s Annual Message to Congress, December 6, 1904, in which he justifies US intervention in the affairs of its neighbors.
  • The San Juan Island's "Pig War"(84 clicks)
    "In 1859, the United States and Great Britain confronted each other in the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest, nearly engaging in armed conflict over disputed territory and a dead pig."
  • The Texas War(89 clicks)
    Including the Mexican American War.
  • The Truman Doctrine(105 clicks)
    President Harry Truman , in a special message to Congress on Greece and Turkey, March 12, 1947, announces the Truman Doctrine, a cornerstone of resistance to Soviet expansionism. It and similar measures led the the downfall of the USSR.
  • The Truman Doctrine(92 clicks)
  • The US and Expansionism Abroad, 1814-1920(77 clicks)
    Brief summary
  • The US Military Dictatorship of Cuba(99 clicks)
    Short essay on the 1898-1902 period of Cuban history when it was governed by the US military.
  • Theodore Roosevelt and the Dominican Republic(91 clicks)
  • Transparency: The State Department's Historical Advisory Committee in the Post-Cold War Era(81 clicks)
    Paper prepared for delivery at the conference on The Power of Free Inquiry and Cold War International History National Archives II, College Park, Maryland September 25, 1998
  • Treaties Between the United States and Native Americans(89 clicks)
  • U.S. Interventions in Latin America(144 clicks)
    Short chronology
  • U.S. Policy in Latin America(116 clicks)
  • United States and Latin America(98 clicks)
    Links provided by Professor Carlos Aguirre, Department of History, University of Oregon
  • United States Involvement in the Middle East(83 clicks)
    Interactive presentation of the Stennis Insitute of Government at Mississippi State University.
  • United States-Latin America Relations(119 clicks)
  • US Military Intervention in Latin America 1900-1985(100 clicks)
    by Vince Bevins
  • US-Latin American History(131 clicks)
  • US-Latin American Relations to 1822(79 clicks)
    Quick analytical summary.
  • US-Panamanian Relations Since 1903(82 clicks)
    A short essay on Panamanian-United States relations.
  • USSR Back Channel(116 clicks)
    U.S. State Department and Russian Foreign Ministry Publish Record of Dobrynin-Kissinger "Back Channel" Meetings, Based on First-time Access to Classified Soviet-Era Documents
  • William Howard Taft: Dollar Diplomacy(91 clicks)
    Taft's 1912 statement defending diplomacy in pursuit of the wealth of a few US citizens.
  • William Jennings Bryan on Imperialism(113 clicks)
    Jim Zwick is an expert on anti-imperialism in the U.S. and provides documents and analysis of the issue.
  • “Understanding the Iran-Contra Affairs(111 clicks)