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How Did the Cold War End?

By Alicia Dawn Peterpaul

The result of the end of the Cold War was a combination of many things. First, I will explain just how destructive nuclear weapons have the potential to be when used. 2,342 more words

Trump is a Fascist Idiot – 3/19/17 Edition

Did that fascist shit head really say publicly that Germany owes us money for NATO?  Is he really that stupid?  Does he have no idea how NATO works?   51 more words


Book review: Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead by John le Carré

My rating: ★★★★☆

There has been some excellent recent news for fans of John le Carré and his greatest character creation George Smiley: a new novel featuring Smiley will be published in late 2017. 522 more words


Beriev A-60 : The Soviet Union's Secret Weapon Of The Cold War

“An airborne platform orbiting at 40,000 ft capable of shooting down enemy ICBMs and satellites using high power laser beams ” – sounds something straight out of Sci-fi movies, isn’t it? 773 more words

Airborne Laser System

"A Song of Ice and Fire", George R. R. Martin, and the Cold War

Between 1947 – the Truman Doctrine speech – and 1991 with the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States of America and the Soviet Union engaged in the Cold War with periods of lessening tensions and treaties – called détente – in between. 1,353 more words

Hot War to Cold War

When Foreign Minister’s Togo initially learned of the Hiroshima atomic bombing from the Domei News Agency, he believed that it was time to give up and advised the cabinet that the atomic attack provided the occasion for Japan to surrender on the basis of the Potsdam Declaration. 4,008 more words

Book Review: Farewell: The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century by Sergei Kostin

The book didn’t start off promising. It started in fact with a foreword written by Richard V. Allen. This name meant nothing to me, but when I approach books outside of my usual stalking grounds this tends to be the case. 669 more words

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