Cold War

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  • 1ST CAV IN COUNTRY: In September 1965, the 1st Calvary arrives in South Vietnam with 424 helicopters and planes.

  • ABEL and POWERS - A SPY for a SPY: 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 spy for a spy.

  • A CALMING INFLUENCE: In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • A CHANGE IN LEADERS: Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin are allies in the plan to defeat Hitler.

  • A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: On October 22, 1962, JFK tells the American people about the Cuban missile crisis.

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

  • A DIVIDED CITY: Berlin is caught in the conflict that erupts and the Russians erect the Berlin Wall to divide the city.

  • A FAILED AMBUSH: PAVN soldiers suffer when American soldiers destroy supply lines and weapons; they retreat to Chu Pong Mountains to regroup.

  • A FRENCH DEFEAT: With a Geneva peace conference in mind, Ho leads his troops in a siege on the French garrison in Vietnam.

  • AIR AND GROUND ATTACKS - 1966-67: American ground war intensifies, but unknown to the US military, the Viet Cong plans a major offensive that will kill thousands.

  • AIRCRAFT OVER VIETNAM: View American and Russian aircraft that fight battles over Vietnam and drop devastating bombs and napalm.

  • AMERICA INTERVENES: Truman authorizes combat troops led by General McArthur to assist South Korea.

  • AMERICANS IN VIETNAM: Americans first enter Vietnam in the 1950s to advise the South Vietnamese; the plan was never to stay.

  • AMERICANS LEAVE: 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.

  • AN AMERICAN DEATH: Cuba's air force shoots down an American U-2 plane, killing the pilot.

  • A NUCLEAR ACCIDENT: K-19 suffers a potential nuclear meltdown from cracks in the primary cooling tube.

  • A ONE-HANDED FIGHT: If there is a threat against American interests in Southeast Asia, are we too cautious to invade North Vietnam?

  • ARREST of RUDOLF ABEL: 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 at a Manhattan hotel.

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

  • AVOIDING NUCLEAR MELTDOWN: If cracks are not repaired to contain the coolant, the K-19 could explode due to a meltdown.

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

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

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion - A "Perfect Failure": The Bag of Pigs invasion - known as "A Perfect Failure" - may seem foolhardy today, but it must be viewed in its historical context.

  • Beethoven's Ninth - Fall of the Wall Concert: It is said that when Beethovens Ninth Symphony premiered in Vienna (on the 7th of May, 1824), the deaf maestro kept conducting even after the audience was cheering and applauding.

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

  • Blinking Eyes Send a Morse Code Message: Navy Commander Jeremiah Denison lets the world know about torture in a POW prison during his May, 1966 interview when he answers questions one way (with his eyes) and another way (with his voice).

  • Bobby Kennedy: As President John F. Kennedy's little brother, Bobby Kennedy (RFK), is a close advisor to the President and plays an important role in history.

  • BOBBY'S ROLE in the MISSILE CRISIS: Bobby meets privatelywiththeSoviet Ambassador to discuss a deal to end the Cuban missile crisis.

  • Bridge of Spies: Mark Rylance wins an Oscar for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in "Bridge of Spies." Protecting his real identity, this spy uses the name of a deceased friend to let the Soviet government know he had bee...

  • BROKEN ARROW: While artillery support continues from LZ Falcon, it appears that C Company is in danger of defeat; they hold their ground, but many casualties exist on both sides.

  • BRUCE CRANDALL: Bruce "Snake" Crandall, one of the heroes of LZ Albany, has command of 20 helicopters.

  • BULGARIAN LABOR CAMPS: Bulgaria, a communist country, is home to the Belene labor camp.

  • CHINA INTERVENES: The Communist Chinese Forces (CCF) from Manchuria aid North Korea; they quickly overrun the US and their allies in the South.

  • CLOSE TO THE EDGE: Two superpowers - the US and the USSR - send back-and-forth letters, each demanding that the other remove missiles from nearby countries.

  • Cold War: Cuban Missile Crisis, Part 2: The Bay of Pigs fueled Castro's worry of an American invasion and his desire for missiles from the Soviet Union.

  • CONFLICT ESCALATES: Operation Rolling Thunder demonstrates increased conflict with bombs and napalm dropped on Viet Cong structures.

  • CRYSTAL SKULLS: Crystal Skulls are human skull carvings made of quartz and may be pre-Columbian but carbon-dating is useless because quartz does not contain carbon.

  • Cuban Missile Crisis: On October 14, 1962, the pilot of an American U-2 flies a spy mission over Cuba and makes a history-changing discovery.

  • DAVID'S JOURNEY: Although fictional, the journey David takes once free from a labor camp reflects that of many of the inmates in such camps.

  • DEATH AT CHOSIN RESERVOIR: The Chinese army encircles US Marine divisions at the Chosin Reservoir, kills many, and forces them to retreat.

  • DEATH AT LZ ALBANY: As US relief troops march towards LZ Albany, North Vietnamese hide behind giant anthills and ambush them.

  • DECISIONS and CONSEQUENCES: The decision makers divide Germany into East and West as residents struggle to survive.

  • Domino Effect: If Cambodia Fell, then Laos...: The U.S. government used the domino theory to justify taking action in Vietnam. A political cartoon, however, turns that theory upside down.

  • DONOVAN, ABEL and POWERS after the BRIDGE OF SPIES: What became of James Donovan, Rudolf Abel and Francis Gary Powers after their encounter on the Bridge of Spies?

  • DO THE WORK!!: From young to old work was the way to success, according to Soviet Dictators.

  • DUCK and COVER: In 1951, the U.S. makes a film called "Duck and Cover" so children will know what to do if an atomic bomb falls.

  • Duck and Cover - Civil Defense Film: In 1951, the American government, in consultation with the National Education Association, created a film instructing young school children what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.

  • Einstein's Letter: Einstein writes a letter to FDR about his theory of creating power, and making weapons, from splitting atoms.

  • Emil Goldfus / Rudolf Abel - An Artist in Brooklyn: Living as an artist among other artists in Brooklyn, Emil Goldfus / Willy Fisher / Rudolf Abel became particularly close to Burton Silverman.

  • EX COMM and The Crisis: President Kennedy's Executive Committee (Ex Comm) is a group of senior advisors who meet with JFK throughout the missile crisis.

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