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For Iranian negotiators 'Time is on My Side'

For Iranian negotiators 'Time is on My Side'

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- What a difference half a century makes!
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 11, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 11, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 11, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, April 11, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 11, the 101st day of 2006 with 264 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Australia stands with the U.S.

PERTH, Australia, June 20 (UPI) -- "God Bless America." Those words are heard a lot in the United States, but in the past month their most telling rendition was in Iraq, from Australian Donald Wo
JOHN ELSEGOOD, UPI Outside View Contributor

The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 11, the 101st day of 2005 with 264 to follow.
By United Press International

Seoul strives to ease military tensions

SEOUL, May 28 (UPI) -- South Korea hopes to fill a potential security vacuum created by the planned cutbacks of U.S. troops in the country by promoting reconciliation with its communi
JONG-HEON LEE, UPI Correspondent

Analysis: Ghosts of Truman, LBJ haunt Bush

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy is growing vigorously and job creation, while not nearly as strong as administration economic strategists predicted a couple of years ago, is o
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, April 11, the 102nd day of 2004 with 264 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 11, the 101st day of 2003 with 264 to follow.
By United Press International

2002 Yearend: A peaceful tyranny ahead?

As 2003 dawns, a handful of anthropologists are sifting through their data trying to determine when and if a peaceful world order will emerge. Like "Hamlet," there's a story within the story, and it reflects the struggle for a science of culture inside a
LOU MARANO

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, April 11, the 101st day of 2002 with 264 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
By United Press International
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Dean Gooderham Acheson (April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 to 1953, he played a central role in defining American foreign policy during the Cold War. Acheson helped design the Marshall Plan and played a central role in the development of the Truman Doctrine and creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Acheson's most famous decision was convincing President Truman to intervene in the Korean War in June 1950. He also persuaded Truman to dispatch aid and advisors to French forces in Indochina, though in 1968 he finally counseled President Lyndon B. Johnson to negotiate for peace with North Vietnam. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy called upon Acheson for advice, bringing him into the executive committee (ExComm), a strategic advisory group.

In the late 1940s Acheson came under heavy attack over Truman's policy toward China, and for Acheson's defense of State Department employees (such as Alger Hiss) accused during the anti-Communist Red Scare investigations of Senator Joseph McCarthy and others.

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