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My Christmas Day column in the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Operation Reindeer!

Way back in 1953, Santa Claus took a little time out of his busy schedule to help a new president of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower. We hear a lot about presidential appointments these days. Well, that year it was Santa who was called to action by the president.

The holiday season inspired “Operation Reindeer,” Eisenhower’s plan to send Christmas food packages to hungry people around the world

See my full article in the Christmas Day Plain Dealer (page E2).

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My Time Magazine Column on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

10372522_10152195008896491_2022604163270194960_nWe have seen the heartbreaking images of Syrians in desperate attempts to flee their war-torn homeland. All they want is to find safety in Europe, away from the conflict in the Middle East.

Thousands of Syrians each day are making this dangerous journey. They are tired, scared and hungry. What should the international community do? Start welcoming them.

See my full commentary at Time.com

Originally published at History News Network (HNN)

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Buffalo News Oped on Syrian Refugee Crisis

We have seen the heartbreaking images of Syrians in desperate attempts to flee their war-torn homeland. All they want is to find safety in Europe, away from the conflict in the Middle East.

Thousands of Syrians each day are making this dangerous journey. They are tired, scared and hungry. What should the international community do? Start welcoming them.

Read the full article at The Buffalo News.

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Be Like Ike: Give Safe Haven to War Refugees

We have seen the heartbreaking images of Syrians in desperate attempts to flee their war-torn homeland. All they want is to find safety in Europe, away from the conflict in the Middle East.

Thousands of Syrians each day are making this dangerous journey. They are tired, scared and hungry. What should the international community do? Start welcoming them.

See the full commentary at The Huffington Post.

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Ike’s Food for Peace to the Rescue in Syria

A program started by President Dwight Eisenhower is a lifeline today for Syria’s war victims. The U.S. Food for Peace initiative is feeding millions of hungry Syrians affected by the brutal civil war.

Last week, Food for Peace made a $65 million donation through the UN World Food Programme (WFP) for Syria. It came just in the nick of time. WFP was about to cut its food aid to Syrian refugees because of low funds. Even with the donation, WFP still cannot restore full rations, showing how much more needs to be done.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

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Video: President Eisenhower discusses the Geneva Conference and Open Skies

President Dwight Eisenhower discusses the July, 1955 Geneva Conference and his Open Skies peace proposal to the Soviet Union. See the video on YouTube.

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Eisenhower’s Food for Peace at work in Ukraine

The war in the Ukraine has created a hunger emergency for thousands of civilians. A program started way back by President Dwight Eisenhower has started coming to the rescue.

Read the full article at Examiner.

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