Operation Vittles

May 2019

A Recipe Book. An Airlift. A Song.
By Prudence Bushnell (U.S. Ambassador, Retired)

ADST links for February 2019

February 2019

Foreign Service Accounts from the Oral History Archives (ADST.ORG) Forty years ago, on January 1, 1979, the U.S. established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, simultaneously de-recognizing the Taiwan-based Republic of China. In ADST’s extensive country reader on … Continued

Foreign Service Accounts from the Oral History Archives

September 2018

August marks the 30th anniversary of the Burmese student pro-democracy demonstrations that began on “8/8/88”. The U.S. subsequently withdrew its ambassador in protest of the military regime, beginning a hiatus in relations that lasted until 2012.

From the National Archives

April 2018

Cold War Humor, 1953
What Goes Up Must Come Down
“We Found Ourselves Living in the Midst of a Battlefield”