The Cambridge History of the Cold War

Afterthe overthrow of Saddam, I said that an Iraqi civil war wasimpossible.

The Cambridge History of the Cold War is a comprehensive, ..

The Cold War was at its height with the US starting to deploy its B-52 long range bomber, and the B-70 Valkyrie high-altitude supersonic bomber under development. At the same time, the US Navy was starting to look at a replacement for the F-4 Phantom fleet defence fighter. Such an aircraft would need endurance, missiles, two crew, the need to operate off Carriers (obviously) combined with speed and agility. Then it all changed. In 1960, the Soviets shot down a U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft with a previously unknown missile (the SA-2). It became obvious that the B-70 was obsolete before it had even begun production and as a result, the requirement for a replacement of the F-105 Thunderchief was issued – that of a fast, long range, low-level intruder able to operate from relatively basic airfields.

Generational history of the 1947 Partition War that created Pakistan and India...

Cold War - The Bipolar World Handout from HIST 105 at Purdue

-War never happened (Cold War=coolheaded=no action)
-Acted like they were at war
-If was a real WAR then would be worse for the world When did this happen?

The Cold War was so global that it affected other countries and their way of living for a long period of time.

The most likely reasons for a possible US vs China war could be a US invasion of North Korea or an escalation of the Taiwan dispute. A war of such nature would be fought in the Pacific, which would be of advantage to the better equipped-and-trained US Navy. However, if the US decides to secure its position by invading China, the outcomes would be quite different…and devastating. To understand this in a realistic perspective, what follows is a multi-dimensional analysis of a possible US-China war scenario, encompassing historical trends with the (known) present day military capabilities of both countries.

A civil war in Iraq is impossible, as I've said many times, becauseonly one generation has passed since the Iran/Iraq war of the 1980s.

US Policy in Iran: The Cold War Dynamics of ..

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The Cold War by Nancy Jimenez on Prezi

The Soviet scientists did build their first bomb with the espionage knowledge because they didn’t want to risk getting Stalinated if their bomb design didn’t work. But they had their own design which did, in fact, work. The China problem is more complex. The threat is military and industrial and the corporate espionage weakens the US a lot more than the Soviets building airplanes that look like B-29’s, Vickers VC-10’s, F-111’s, etc. The economic/cultural threat is much more profound and has the potential to resonate through much more of the future than the military threat. The Cold War had a life limit measured in decades because, though there was a lot of ideological posturing, the conflict was primarily conducted in a pugilistic manner. Evaluating both China and the EU, the United States strategy for long term survival needs to be continued innovation and careful protection of its intellectual property.

The PRC’s foreign policy during the Cold War went through several ..

IN THE0 LATE 194os, Conquest started as an analyst at the Information Research Department (IRD). This organization was linked to the British Foreign Office. It had been set up to counter the growing communist propaganda that influenced Western public opinion to an alarming degree since the last years of the Second World War. The IRD was linked both to the Foreign Office and to British embassies in order to provide exclusive information on events in the USSR and Eastern Europe. These facts were analyzed by IRD personnel and sometimes distributed within the ministry and the diplomatic corps of the United Kingdom. The IRD also prepared information materials for the BBC radio programs that were broadcasted within England, as well as to Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, in these countries’ native languages.

The Middle East During The Cold War

Nove was more critical than most reviewers of Conquest’s lumping together of all different kinds of repression. It is necessary, Nove argued, to separate the hard, forced labor camps for political and criminal prisoners from labor colonies for petty thieves and minor criminals. Nove also underlined the wide differences between the labor settlements for exiled kulaks and deported people. As several economists had done before him, Nove completely refuted Conquest’s attempts to estimate the number of prisoners in the Gulag, and showed Conquest’s results to be unrealistic and faulty. We know that the IRD and American Cold War think tanks had arrived at a figure of 12–14 million prisoners in the Gulag as the number to use in propaganda. The economists thought that, at most, 3–4 million Soviet citizens might have been incarcerated. When the archives finally opened in 1992, the calculations made within the Western intelligence community in the 1950s, and by economic historians such as Naum Jasny and Alec Nove, turned out to correspond fairly well with Soviet realities in Stalin’s time. What remains to be researched is no longer the actual extent of the Gulag, but the shaping of Western perceptions of the communist superpower.