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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail- Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZEITE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 35 Friday, September 2, 2011 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. GUEST EDIT()RIAL An Avalanche of Worry Nots? by Sal Glarratani The Boston Globe August 9 headline read: "An avalanche of worry," but over at the White House, President Obama was sounding like Alfred E. Neumann chanting "What me, worry?" On Friday, August 5, Standard & Poor downgraded the U.S. credit from AAA to AA+. Actually, when you think about the out of control spending, AA ratings sounds good since Washington could use a good 12-step program to get back on a strong financial track. Things got worse on Monday, August 8 when U.S. stock markets plunged more than 630 points, the biggest decline since late 2008. The president held another of his useless addresses to the nation stating, "Markets will rise and fall. But this is the United States of America. No matter what some agency may say, we've always been and always will be a triple A country." Can he be as useless as he looks and as bad as President Jimmy Carter was or is this all a game to him? Maybe he likes all this bad news. Maybe he really wants all this bad news in his quest to socialize the nation in a way that people become completely dependent on the government for all our needs. U.S. Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the Obama Administration needed to "pull its collective head out of the sand." U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann, R-Wisconsin, accused Obama of "hiding out at Camp David," adding the president "does not have the lead- ership capacity to put our country back on the right track." Hours after the last presidential speech, callers into Dan Rea on WBZ radio were all livid with the president's words and actions. The same thing hap- pened the following morning on the Tom Finneran WRKO radio show. The president is fooling few of us with his campaign hype. The American people know (Continued on Page 12) Resolving the Missile Gap You are cordially invited to attend a public release event highlighting the recent de- classification of a historical collection of documents cov- ering the Soviet Missile Gap. The event is scheduled for September 26, 2011 at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston, MA. Reservations can be made online at OVERVIEW OF THE EVENT Learn how the CIA was finally able to penetrate the Iron Curtain, overcome deception and remain objec- tive in the face of domestic political pressure in order to resolve one of the greatest intelligence challenges of the Cold War. Fifty years ago this Sep- tember, President Kennedy received national security estimates prepared by the CIA showing that the per- ceived missile gap between the USSR and the USA was a myth. For the years pre- ceding this conclusion, the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations struggled to formulate policy in response to what was believed to be an ever growing advantage in Soviet strategic missiles for which there was no defense. Leading the efforts to develop and apply new technology, the CIA success- fully resolved the "missile gap." SCHEDULED SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Former CIA Director of In- telligence, former head of CIA's Guided Missile Task Force, former Assistant Sec- retary of Defense for Strat- egy and Threat Reduction, national-security columnist for Slate magazine, noted academics from Columbia University and Presidential Libraries and career CIA analysts. AGENDA 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm WEL- COME AND OPENING REMARKS Tom Putnam, Director, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. 1:10 pm - 1:15 pm THE CIA'S HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM Joe Lambert, Director, Information Man- agement Services, CIA. 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm INTEL- LIGENCE PANELS OVERVIEW OF THE MISSILE GAP John Bird, co-author with Joan Bird of this study. FACING THE MISSILE GAP Edward Proctor, Drafter of the National Intelligence Estimate and Chief of CIA's Guided Missile Task Force during the Missile Gap crisis. THE PROBLEMS OF INTEL- LIGENCE ANALYSIS Robert Jervis, Author of Why Intelli- gence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War. 3:15 pm- 4:45 pm U.S. POLICY IMPLICATIONS THE U.S. CONTEXT OF THE MISSILE GAP CONTRO- VERSY Fred Kaplan, Author of Wizards of Armageddon. THE MISSILE GAP FROM A HISTORIAN'S VANTAGE Tim Naftali Author with Aleksandr Fursenko of "One Hell of a Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy 1958-1964. INTELLIGENCE UNCER- TAINTIES FROM THE POLICYMAKERS VANTAGE Ted Warner, Secretary of Defense Representative to New START. 4:45 pm CLOSING RE- MARKS AND INTRO- DUCTION TO THE FORUM Tom Putnam, Director, John F. Kennedy Presiden- tial Library. 4:50 pm - 5:30 pm Recep- tion and Individual Discus- sions with Panel Members. 5:30pm - 7:00pm 50 th Anniversary: The Missile Gap Controversy 50 years ago this month, President Kennedy received national security estimates that the gap between the USSR and the USA was a myth. Join historians Timothy Naftali, Fred Kaplan and John Prados for a discus- sion of this pivotal moment in history. to Host Nanny, Caregiver and Family Event at the Museum of Science CARE FAIR Boston to Connect Families with Quality Caregivers Hoping to find or become the next super nanny? Care.corn, the leading online site for finding child care, pet sitters and senior care will host Care Fair Boston (www.carefairboston,com}, a free one-day event to help families connect with quality caregivers in a fun and educational setting. The event will be held on Saturday, Septem- ber 10 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Museum of Science, Boston. Care Fair will include expert-led sessions for families and caregivers in safety training; how-to for taxes and insurance; development of care- giving-specific resumes and interviewing techniques; caregiving "dos and don'ts" on discipline and nutrition as well as activi- ties for adults and kids. The first 200 attendees will receive their choice of one free IMAX or Planetarium pass. Caregivers can also participate in a fun "Nanny Olympics" event featuring competi- tions such as blindfolded diaper changing, nanny trivia and lullaby karaoke. Family- centered activities include a live animal show, face painting, balloon animals and magicians. Families and caregivers are requested to register at Tu'n'E LE STRADE PORTANO A ROMA. All roads lead to Rome. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 he op/n/ons expressed by our co/umn/sts and onrs are not  the same as those of The Postazette, Its pub//sh or ed/tor. Photo submls- s/oas ere accept/b thetazet pu/ded theU =reelect,  photos. There is a $6 chare fer each phoW subedtted. PheWs can be submitted vla e.mei m. lf Hou want Beur    " Waterfront Performing Arts Series Celebrating 8 Years at Christopher Columbus Park performance was performed by Opera Boston, the Pulitzer Prize winning company who paid tribute to the neighboring North End with a "Tour of Italian Opera Through the Ages." The Waterfront Series is designed to lead into the annual (hts): The Boston Arts Festival, a showcase of the best that Boston has to offer in visual and performing arts that also serves as the launch of the Boston Open Studios. L to R: Tony Nunziante from the City of Boston Arts and Culture Department; Lesley Koenig, General Director of Boston Opera and Ginseppe Pastorelli, Consul General of Italy in Boston. 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