Trump threatened to nuke North Korea. Did Ike do the same?

This essay by Professor William Hitchcock originally appeared in the Washington Post Do nuclear threats work? President Trump seems to think so. His recent warning that the United States would rain down “fire and fury” upon North Korea may have been improvised, as some media reports suggest, but it may also be part of a strategy to … Continue reading Trump threatened to nuke North Korea. Did Ike do the same?

New Evidence on Eisenhower & CIA Overthrow of Iranian Government, 1953

In 1953, the CIA organized the overthrow of the Iranian government. Why, and how much was Dwight Eisenhower involved? Recently declassified State Department documents help tell the story.  Just six weeks into his presidency, Eisenhower received an alarming message from the CIA about Iran: “A Communist takeover is becoming more and more of a possibility.” … Continue reading New Evidence on Eisenhower & CIA Overthrow of Iranian Government, 1953