In Newly Released Reagan Records, a Thwarted Peace Plan Leads to Intifada

In the fall of 1987, U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz urged then-President Ronald Reagan to bypass Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir and go with a Shimon Peres-King Hussein peace initiative. ‘Can’t,’ Reagan replied

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When you hear the term “GPS,” what comes to mind? Here’s a clue: it has to do with direction, giving one a road map. Yet this article is not about the Global Positioning System (though the scope is certainly global), but rather, George Pratt Shultz – the U.S. secretary of state from 1982-1989. When notetakers using shorthand in high-level meetings referred to President Ronald Reagan as P, his senior diplomat was inevitably GPS.

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