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2011-03-02 00:00:27

There are two Vietnams today. One that is real and the other that exists only in the mind's eye of the soldiers who fought there more than thirty-five years ago. The Vietnam of today has five-star resorts like the Sheraton Hanoi, set on the same streets, where between 1964 and 1975, at the so-called Hanoi Hilton, American POWs were housed at Hoa Lo. For many Americans, they have moved on, for thousands of others Vietnam remains exactly as it was"”a battlefield. Sterling Heights, MI...

2011-02-01 11:25:00

LONDON, February 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mikhail Gorbachev, the man who ended the Cold War and united East and West, the former President of the USSR and Nobel Peace Prize winner, will mark his 80th birthday by honouring people who have 'changed the world', his family announced today. The first recipients of the Gorbachev Award will be outstanding people of today, whose contribution to the development of the world community should be valued on its merits. Their achievements in...

2011-01-26 12:45:00

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Motor Club (NMC) is excited to announce the launch of its next generation website, nmca.com and a new service mark. Both the website and service mark depict the company's longstanding tradition of providing protection and security through its travel-related services. Many people already familiar with National Motor Club may not know that NMC owns a variety of other familiar brands including Coach-Net, Auto-Net and EquiPass -- that offer...

2010-08-25 09:33:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today congratulated the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) on the 50-year anniversary of the first Corona photo reconnaissance satellite image from space, which ushered in new space-based capabilities for the nation. First developed as a joint U.S. Air Force and Central Intelligence Agency program to provide surveillance from space of denied territories, Corona...

2010-07-20 08:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs' first underwater launch of a Fleet Ballistic Missile, which was designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Polaris A1 missile successfully launched from the submerged USS George Washington (SSBN-598), the first ballistic missile submarine, July 20, 1960, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. This successful Navy test proved the capability of launching...

2010-05-26 11:16:00

Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Initiative to Hold Key Debate on the Viability of an Iranian Containment Strategy WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the discussion intensifies over a fourth round of Russia and China-supported U.N. Security Council sanctions against Iran and a new nuclear fuel swap agreement between Iran, Turkey and Brazil, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will hold a debate on the prospects for containing a nuclear-capable Iran. Does the Cold...

2010-04-16 06:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- This fictional autobiography of Ronald Reagan presents a President at war with his daughter, Vice President, White House Staff and Cabinet as he and Nancy do the best acting of their lives to leave the White House, alive. Ronald Reagan & The Evil Empire: A Fictional Autobiography of Ronald Reagan (abridged edition) (Trafford Publishing) is the abridged edition of American Civilian Counter-terrorist Manual: A Fictional Autobiography of Ronald...

2010-01-07 18:52:48

A recent study about movement of bird species during the Cold War outlines one of the perils facing an expanding global economy "“ along with international trade comes the potential for a significant increase in invasive species that can disrupt ecosystems. The research found that during an extended period following World War II, when most trade and travel was interrupted between Eastern Europe and its western counterparts, there were far fewer introduced bird species. "Last year,...

2009-11-09 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Germans celebrate in Berlin the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. November 9, 1989, marked the beginning of a new era in history. It signaled the beginning of the end of Germany's postwar division and national unity came less than a year later on October 3, 1990. It was also the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a fully united Europe. Germans celebrate this anniversary in a spirit of deep gratitude towards the American people:...

2009-11-02 11:00:00

TWO DECADES AFTER BERLIN: EXPERTS SAY A "NEW WALL" DIVIDES FORMERLY COMMUNIST STATES FROM EACH OTHER - AND WESTERN-LIKE PROGRESS New Geography of NATO/EU Membership Replaces Iron Curtain In Terms of Defining Key Differences; Former Ambassador to Romania, Network Correspondent Are Authors of New Book: "Dracula is Dead: How Romanians Survived Communism, Ended it, and Emerged Since 1989 as the New Italy" WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach next Monday (November...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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