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Richard Nixon exposed to radiation on Moscow trip in 1959, documents reveal

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Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, were exposed to potentially harmful radiation while staying at the US ambassador’s residence in Moscow in 1959, according to declassified Secret Service documents.

Nixon, who was vice-president at the time, was not informed of the threat, and the state department was only informed in 1976, when a member of his Secret Service detail, James Golden, revealed that detection equipment had measured significant levels of radiation in and around the Nixons’ sleeping quarters at the residence, Spaso House.

The incident was reported after Golden’s revelations in 1976, but this is the first time the underlying documentation has been made available online, after a request to the Nixon presidential library from the National Security Archive at George Washington University. 



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WTH??  The cold war had some just unbelievable actions going on between the east and the west.  Then again the sonic attacks in Cuba and elsewhere (if real) show that it's still happening. 

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