Cold War Chapters

Former allies, America and the USSR fought a "Cold War" after the end of WWII. In 1962, their disagreements nearly caused a nuclear catastrophe. This collection explores the far-reaching impact of their disputes and rivalries.

In September 1965, the 1st Calvary arrives in South Vietnam with 424 helicopters and planes.

Oliver Powers, father of the downed U-2 pilot, first conceives the idea that his son could be exchanged for Rudolf Abel. In other words: Exchange a sp...

In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin are allies in the plan to defeat Hitler.

On October 22, 1962, JFK tells the American people about the Cuban missile crisis.

To resolve the missile crisis, America removes obsolete missiles in Turkey but replaces them with missiles on nuclear submarines.

Berlin is caught in the conflict that erupts and the Russians erect the Berlin Wall to divide the city.

PAVN soldiers suffer when American soldiers destroy supply lines and weapons; they retreat to Chu Pong Mountains to regroup.

With a Geneva peace conference in mind, Ho leads his troops in a siege on the French garrison in Vietnam.

American ground war intensifies, but unknown to the US military, the Viet Cong plans a major offensive that will kill thousands.

View American and Russian aircraft that fight battles over Vietnam and drop devastating bombs and napalm.

Truman authorizes combat troops led by General McArthur to assist South Korea.

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