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Site of a peace demonstration on public land near Newbury, Berkshire, UK, outside a US airbase.  The women-only camp was established in September 1981 in…

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The United States Government sent 6,000 troops to invade Grenada in October 1983 after leaders of a local ”Revolutionary Military Council” (RMC) ousted and killed…

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Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, declaring that Kuwait was now the 19th province of Iraq. The justification was an old territorial claim on the…

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The term “Irangate” was used to describe the 1987 US political scandal involving senior members of the Reagan administration (the name echoes the Nixon administration’s Watergate). Congressional hearings in 1986…

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Iraq had, since 1970, enjoyed a fluctuating relationship with Syria, sometimes distant and sometimes close enough to contemplate a complete political and economic union. By…

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At the end of World War II, Korea – formerly occupied by Japan – was divided along the 38th Parallel. In the north, the Russians installed…

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Pan Am flight 103 – a Boeing 747-121 named Clipper Maid of the Seas – left London Heathrow Airport at 6:25 pm on 21 December 1988 en…

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