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Troubles



  • What the U.S. Can Learn from the History of Northern Ireland

    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. 


  • Covering the Troubles in Northern Ireland

    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.