Secretaries of State

John Foster Dulles

Biography of Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles

John Foster Dulles was appointed Secretary of State by President Dwight Eisenhower on January 21, 1953. Dulles served for much of the decade, leaving an indelib...Read More >>

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Prague 1968

On August 20, 1968, the Soviet Union led Warsaw Pact troops in an invasion of Czechoslovakia.

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A Journey Shared

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A guide to the history of U.S. diplomatic relations with Vietnam.