CATEGORY: Cold War
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

“God, America and Apple Pie”: The Dramatic Defection of Stalin’s Daughter
March 6, 2017

Cold War America scored a major PR coup when the only daughter of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin defected to the United States. Read More

New Study Suggests Solar Storm in 1967 Nearly Caused Nuclear War
August 12, 2016

A new study reveals how a powerful solar storm nearly caused the Cold War to erupt into a nuclear struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Read More

How Ping-Pong Diplomacy Thawed the Cold War
April 8, 2016

Find out how table tennis became an unlikely tool in international relations. Read More

Wyoming’s Cold War-Era Nuclear Missile Site to Become Tourist Attraction
February 9, 2016

Visitors will soon be able to tour a former missile alert facility in Wyoming that housed the nation’s most powerful nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Read More

The Cold War Race to Build the Concorde
January 21, 2016

Forty years after the Concorde’s first commercial flight, read about the rival Soviet “Konkordski” and the Cold War race to build the world’s first supersonic jet. Read More

Remembering the Palomares H-bomb Incident
January 15, 2016

Cold War paranoia nearly led to a nuclear disaster 50 years ago, when an American B-52 bomber exploded over Spain and dropped four hydrogen bombs near the tiny village of Palomares. Read More

Remembering the U-2 Spy Plane Incident
May 1, 2015

Fifty-five years ago, one of the most notorious chapters in the Cold War began after American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down and captured during a spying mission over the Soviet Union. Read More