The synchronicity of Richard Nixon’s resurgence in the 1980s with Gorbachev’s rise, and his curious 1991 trip to the Soviet Union, show clearly that he had an active role in the intelligence strategy that led to the fall of the Soviet Union.
On Wednesday July 25th 1990, the Iraqi president Saddam Hussein met with the US ambassador April Glaspie. The meeting’s outcome has had a vital impact on the whole region. Its ramifications are still haunting Iraq, Syria, Iran and the Gulf countries until now.
The Defense Department’s Strategic Automated Command and Control System, used to exchange emergency messages with US nuclear forces is still running on an IBM platform from the 1970s. The system uses 8inch floppy disks, the