the Cold War


: the nonviolent conflict between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union after 1945
the era of the Cold War

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Recent Examples on the Web Controversy over Henry Kissinger, the influential former secretary of state who played a pivotal role in the Vietnam War and the U.S. policy of detente during the Cold War, continued Wednesday following news of his death at age 100. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 30 Nov. 2023 John van Hasselt/Corbis via Getty Images Kissinger's outreach to the Soviet Union and China is widely viewed as reshaping the direction of the Cold War. Caitlin Yilek, CBS News, 29 Nov. 2023 At the height of the Cold War, media theorist Marshall McLuhan forewarned that World War III would take the form of an information guerrilla war with military and non-military targets. Ajay Khari, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 As the Cold War deepened, the United States and the Soviet Union undertook special efforts to influence the development of cities beyond their borders. Simon Curtis and Ian Klaus, Foreign Affairs, 27 Nov. 2023 But Biden has always favored talks, however imperfect, in a tradition that dates back to the origins of the Cold War. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 19 Nov. 2023 In the Cold War, the Soviet Union invested heavily in electronic weapons to gain an asymmetric advantage against the missiles and planes from the United States. Aaron Krolik, New York Times, 19 Nov. 2023 The early stages of the flying saucer age really is the story of the start of the Cold War. Mark Athitakis, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 Untangling what exactly happened there, though, was a half-century journey through secret government programs, the Cold War, nuclear secrets, and the rise of conspiracy theories in US politics. WIRED, 14 Nov. 2023 See More

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“The Cold War.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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