Outpost Iceland 7 July, 1987*

For an island long considered to be one of the most peaceful nations on the planet, Iceland was a remarkably important cog in NATO’s wartime plans. Iceland's geographic location is the primary factor which made it so significant. Situated in the middle of the North Atlantic, almost directly between Greenland and Scotland, the island was …

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America’s Awakening 7 July, 1987 (Part 1) *

In late July of 1914 when the governments of Europe’s main powers made their respective mobilization announcements,  public reactions in each nation were strikingly similar. An atmosphere of celebration descended upon national capitals. Jubilant crowds streamed into public squares, waving flags and banners. Emotional embraces and bottles of wine and liquor were shared among stranger …