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    George_Marshall General of the army Army United States Was Chief of Staff having overall command of the US Army during and before World War II. Marshall served as the U.S. Army Chief of Staff during the war and as the chief military adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He led the rapid growth of US forces, co-ordinated the Western Allies and promoted postwar reconstruction of Europe.

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    George Marshall, Chief of Staff of the United States Army,George Catlett Marshall, Jr. GCB , was an American military leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary of Defense. Once noted as the "organizer of victory" by Winston Churchill for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II.Marshall served as the United States Army Chief of Staff during the war and as the chief military adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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President Harry S. Truman, 1948 • Yousuf Karsh

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"If the Cold War had a formal beginning, it was probably May 22, 1947. On this day, President Harry S. Truman signed into law what might be his most durable legacy: The Truman Doctrine." The Doctrine provided Financial Aid to Greek and Turkish Governments to strengthen those nations and fend off Soviet Communist expansion.

1948 ELECTION - Reporters work away as PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN, his wife Bess and their daughter Margaret wave from a train during a whistle-stop at Pocatello, Idaho, in 1948.

On this day (April 16) in 1947, Bernard Baruch, the multimillionaire financier and adviser to presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Harry S. Truman, coined the term “Cold War” to describe the increasingly chilly relations between two World War II Allies: the United States and the Soviet Union. (image courtesy: Time. text courtesy: The Charleston Gazette & @

On this day, March 30, in 1981, US President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in a failed assassination attempt. (image courtesy: USA at

Calvin Coolidge presents Charles Lindbergh the Congressional Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight.

On this day (March 21) in 1980, US President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the Olympic Games in Moscow. This is done in protest of the USSR invasion of Afghanistan.

July 25, 1961: US President John F. Kennedy conducts a radio and television report to the American People on the Berlin Crisis. In that report he declares to the Soviets that attack upon that city [West Berlin] will be regarded as an attack upon us all [US & NATO member nations].

June 15, 1955: US President Eisenhower initiated the first run of OPERATION ALERT. It was a readiness exercise to determine how well the United States was prepared to handle a nuclear war.

June 22, 1990: BERLIN GERMANY, Checkpoint Charlie is removed from is original location of Friedrichstrasse & Koch Strasse. The symbol of where East met West was removed to show that change has come to Europe and that Cold War was quickly coming to an end. Credit: Deutsches Bundesarchiv.