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.

Americans first enter Vietnam in the 1950s to advise the South Vietnamese; the plan was never to stay.

American troops begin leaving Vietnam in 1971, while fighting continues until a cease fire in 1973; it is still two years until the fall of Saigon.

Cuba's air force shoots down an American U-2 plane, killing the pilot.

K-19 suffers a potential nuclear meltdown from cracks in the primary cooling tube.

If there is a threat against American interests in Southeast Asia, are we too cautious to invade North Vietnam?

When his main contact in America defects in Paris, Rudolf Abel is "found out." The FBI tracks him down, to his Brooklyn neighborhood, and arrests him ...

President Kennedy's response to the Soviet Union, to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis, has two versions. One is public, the other is private.

If cracks are not repaired to contain the coolant, the K-19 could explode due to a meltdown.

The U.S. creates an ad campaignurging people to stay in their cities and fight, in case an enemy drops a nuclear bomb.

Adlai Stevenson brings the missile crisis to the UN looking for support, but the Soviet Union refuses to respond.

The fall of Berlin provokes the end of the war, but there are still troubles ahead for the city.

Bobby meets privatelywiththeSoviet Ambassador to discuss a deal to end the Cuban missile crisis.

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