History Stories
CATEGORY: Cold War
We’ve Been Talking About World War III Since Before Pearl Harbor
October 10, 2017

And worrying about the bomb for even longer. Read More

Pigeon Cameras and Other CIA Cold War Spy Gear
September 18, 2017

At the CIA, tools of the espionage trade have ranged from to clothing cameras to dragonfly drones. Read More

For 40 Minutes in 1971, It Seemed the End Was Near
August 16, 2017

Every TV and radio station in America was interrupted with an emergency message indicating nuclear war was imminent. Read More

Inside the Government’s Top-Secret Doomsday Hideouts
June 27, 2017

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Recreated Cold War Apartments Help Seniors Battle Alzheimer’s
June 22, 2017

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Live from Nevada…It’s an A-Bomb Test!
April 21, 2017

The atomic bomb made its national tv debut in 1952. Read More

Russia and U.S. Relations: Lessons of the “X Article”
April 17, 2017

With U.S.-Russia relations in the news, let's take a look back at George Kennan’s influential Cold War-era strategy, and how it might still be relevant today. Read More

Dwight Eisenhower’s Shocking—and Prescient—Military Warning
March 22, 2017

What would one of America's war hero presidents have to say about the newly proposed Pentagon budget? Read More

Panda Diplomacy: The World’s Cutest Ambassadors
March 16, 2017

What has two black eyes, a short fuzzy tail, ears that look like pom-poms and can repair international wounds with nothing but their presence? Read More

Declassified Nuclear Bomb Tests May Reveal New Data
March 16, 2017

A nuclear weapons physicist is rushing to rescue the filmed record of America's Atomic age. Read More