Dag Hammarskjold

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UN to Look Into Possible CIA-Backed Killing of Its Former Head

Dag Hammarskjold died in a plane crash in 1961 in Africa

(Newser) - The UN is on the verge of reopening the investigation into the death of former secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold, what Foreign Policy calls "the most notorious and perplexing cold case in the UN's history." Hammarskjold died in a plane crash during a 1961 peace mission in Africa. Since... More »

'61 Plane Crash That Killed UN Chief May Get 2nd Look

UN considers that Dag Hammarskjold's plane may have been shot down

(Newser) - More than 50 years after United Nations chief Dag Hammarskjold died in a plane crash in what was then Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), the UN is considering reopening its investigation. The 1962 probe into the crash that killed the Swedish diplomat and 15 others the previous year came to no... More »

NSA Could Hold Key to Cold War Mystery

What happened to Dag Hammarskjold?

(Newser) - In 1961, a plane crash killed the United Nations' secretary-general, Dag Hammarskjold. The accident has long been considered one of the biggest mysteries out of the Cold War. But now—in a fascinating twist—the US National Security Agency could have information about the cause of that crash. Newsy reports: More »

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