They also did not trust the Russians to stand by their promise to dismantle and take home all the missiles. The Cold War and the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union were vital international issues throughout his political career.
At the Pentagon, the Joint Chiefs began planning for an immediate air assault, followed by a full invasion.
Barbed wire bars passage through the Brandenburg Gate at the East-West border in Berlin in By nineteen-eighty-nine, there was widespread unrest in eastern Europe.
It was at both the Yalta and Dumbarton Oaks conferences that the framework for the United Nations was devised. Soviet troops in red were able to secure Eastern Europe, while the other Allies worked to win the West. As a result, the stakes of the Cold War were perilously high.
The Soviets had the home-field advantage, and an American defeat would have been a serious strategic defeat not only in Europe but around the world. It was the major force in world politics for most of the second half of the twentieth century.
In HollywoodHUAC forced hundreds of people who worked in the movie industry to renounce left-wing political beliefs and testify against one another. That will be our story next week. He doubted the countries would come to an agreement and felt vindicated when the talks deadlocked by the end of the summer.
The group remained on alert and met continuously but were split between those who wanted to take military action and those that wanted a diplomatic solution. That same year, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a public order creating the, a federal agency dedicated to space exploration, as well as several programs seeking to exploit the military potential of space.