Category: COLD WAR

In 1954 the U.S. Army initiated the Army Nuclear Power Program, which sought to research and design relatively small portable nuclear reactors that would provide…

Gilbert u-238 atomic energy lab

When the U.S. successfully harnessed the virtually limitless power of the atom with the Trinity atomic bomb test in 1945, it seemed that there wasn’t…

XF-108

In the 1950s, the Jet Age was in full swing, and manufacturers were looking to make the biggest advancements with this new technology. High-performance internal…

A destroyed Soviet-era tank lies in the Panjshir River on September 5, 2016 in Bazarak, Afghanistan.

On December 24th, 1979, the Soviet Red Army charged into Afghanistan, marking the beginning of the Soviet–Afghan War. This war would draw many parallels with…

East German police guarding the Berlin Wall

What price would you pay for freedom? What dangers would you put your family through for a chance at a new life? These were the…

Fidel Castro was one of the most famous figures of the Cold War. He was especially famous in the United States because United States government…

Project Stargate sounds like something out of this world — and it kind of is. No, it doesn’t refer to wormholes or the exploration of…

The best-known spy of all time is James Bond — a fictional British secret service agent developed during the height of the Cold War. Although…

Russian Embassy in Washington

The U.S. and U.S.S.R. were no strangers to spying on each other, as they had been playing a cat-and-mouse game of espionage since the beginning…

Raul Castro on a state visit to Mexico.

With Raúl Castro’s retirement from politics on the 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, CIA documents about a planned assassination plot against the…

In 1987, Mathias Rust, a West German teenager, seemingly did the impossible when he flew a Cessna light aircraft through 500 miles of the most…

bears looking into car at yosemite park, and airmen scrambling to their planes (unrelated)

At the height of the Cold War, one adventurous black bear nearly set World War III in motion. With tensions high due to the Cuban…