This Week in Cold War History, Week 15

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April 9th, 1987

April 9th, 1987

U.S SECRETARY GEORGE SCHULTZ CALLS OUT RUSSIA FOR SPYING   

United States secretary George Schultz accuses the Soviet Union of spy activity in the American embassy in Moscow just after the Soviets agree to talk on arms control.

 

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April 11th, 1951

April 11th

GENERAL MACARTHUR REVEALED OF COMMAND IN KOREA

President Harry Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of his duties in the Korean War as general. A build up of MacArthur's stubborn and egotistical behavior lead to this decision. 

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April 13th, 1990

April 13th, 1990

SOVIET GOVERNMENT ADMITS TO KATYN MASSACRE 

As a result of Mikhail Gorbachev’s promise to be honest about Soviet history, the government of the Soviet Union admits to be the cause of the Katyn Massacre. The massacre involved 5,000 Polish officers being executed and buried in a mass grave in the Katyn Forest on the outskirts of Smolensk.  

 
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
— Douglas MacArthur