SOURCE: Irish Times
‘His extraordinary impact reflects the exceptional political leader and person he was.’
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Andrew Sanders
British soldiers deployed to Northern Ireland in 1969 in an operation intended to be a temporary action to quell sectarian violence and inflammatory mob and police attacks on Catholic civil rights advocates. They remained until 2007, a lesson that American politicians should heed.
by Ron Steinman
I covered the Troubles in Northern Ireland for NBC News for four years, from the summer of 1969 until 1973. Even as a journalist with significant experience covering conflict, I knew I was in for a new ride.
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