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Newsweek International 03/22/2019

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the archives

1969 During the first moon landing, the nation was fixated on one man: Neil Armstrong, the pilot who had, just three years before, saved the Gemini 8 mission and the $24 billion space program from disaster (see Page 22). At a time of immense upheaval, America needed a hero and Armstrong was it. Described as “quiet and diffident,” he was characteristically self-effacing when Newsweek asked about his role in the Apollo 11 mission: “If historians are fair,” said Armstrong, who died in 2012 at 82, “they’ll recognize that this landing is only one small part of a large program.” 1974 Impeachment rumors are common now, but in 1974 even discussing a president’s forceful removal was rare. The House of Representatives had voted only once to impeach: Andrew Johnson in 1868 (the Senate failed…

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double trouble

A man hoists debris at the crash site of Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 on March 10. All 157 people, from 35 nations, were killed. At press time, the cause of the crash was not determined, but it was the second time in a year that the newest version of the 737 Max 8—Boeing’s most popular jet—crashed minutes after takeoff; last October, 189 people were killed in Indonesia. Several international airlines have grounded their 737 Max 8 fleets. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/GETTY; DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/GETTY; MICHAEL TEWELDE/AFP/GETTY…

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out for justice

DOUG JONES WAS JUST 9 YEARS OLD WHEN Ku Klux Klan members bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The 1963 blast killed four young girls and helped focus the nation’s attention on the dangerous struggle for civil rights in the Deep South. Growing up in Fairfield, just outside the city, Jones has vivid memories of Governor George Wallace standing in the doorway at the University of Alabama to prevent black students from entering, a racist act that reportedly inspired Robert Chambliss, one of the bombers, to commit the crime. Nearly 40 years later, as a United States attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jones prosecuted Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. and Bobby Frank Cherry for their roles in the bombing. The delayed justice for the families of the victims…

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mission improbable

THE PLANS WERE READY; THE $250,000 payoff cash was committed. On December 10, 2018, a former Air Force intelligence officer named Bob Kent was planning to board a plane in New York for the Middle East on a most improbable secret mission: freeing Robert Levinson from Iran. Levinson, an ex–FBI agent well into a second career as a private detective, had disappeared over a decade earlier from a hotel on Iran’s Kish Island. He had been seen only twice since then, first in a hostage video his family received from unknown intermediaries in 2010, and three years later in photos showing the then-63-year-old increasingly haggard and begging for help. At first, the U.S. government claimed it had no knowledge of why Levinson, an expert on Russian organized crime, had gone to Iran.…

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top flight

IN JULY, THE WORLD WILL MARK 50 YEARS SINCE NEIL ARMSTRONG and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. But this month marks the anniversary of an almost-forgotten mission that, but for the skill of the astronauts on board, could have become a spectacular disaster for NASA. Author James Donovan tells the story in this excerpt adapted from his new book, Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11. BY MARCH 1966, THE GEMINI PROGRAM, DESIGNED TO PERFECT techniques that would be required for the Apollo lunar landing, was in full swing. The astronauts loved the two-man spacecraft—essentially a larger version of the Mercury capsule, it granted its pilot almost complete control, and the ability to change orbits. Gemini 8…

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while america, europe and russia compete, china rises

WATCHING VLADIMIR PUTIN THREATEN TO WIPE out your hometown of Washington, D.C., in a national address is an unnerving experience, especially when viewing it in Moscow. Lately, the Russian president has not been shy about flaunting his shiny new missiles—and using them, if necessary. In his address, Putin lamented the possible deployment of U.S. intermediate-range ballistic missiles in Europe, where they would have only five to seven minutes to reach targets like Moscow or Putin’s beloved resort of Sochi. Though he reaffirmed that Russia will not be the first to deploy new intermediate-range missiles in the region, he warned of swift retaliation should the United States revert to the pre-1987 nuclear posture, when Pershing missiles targeted the Kremlin from Germany. And it seems that Russia’s menu of retaliatory options is growing. The…