- n. The period of hostility short of open war between the Soviet Bloc and the Western powers, especially the United States, 1945–91.
“IN 1955, while other people were worried about the Cold War and were building air raid shelters, Mira and Norm were worried about the down payment on a small house they wanted to buy in Meyersville.”
“If Reagan did anything, says historian Robert Dallek, it was simply to stand on the shoulders of every other Cold War president before him.”
“The president had been shaken by a June confrontation with Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna, where his Cold War adversary had repeated threats to normalize the status of Germany, which would put into question the status of the pro-Western enclave of West Berlin, located in the heart of Communist East Germany.”
“Their ambitions, operating styles, and policy views were critical in shaping Americas response to the Cold War and postCold War worlds.”
“And it was followed in September by another agreementalso completed through the back channel by Kissinger and Ambassador Kenneth Rushon the perennial Cold War issue of the two Germanys and the status of West Berlin.”
“The linkage was unfortunate both because it reflected Cold War strategic thinking and because it could wrap the ABM Treaty withdrawal issue into endless arms control negotiations, which we certainly did not want.”
“In the summer of 1990, Gretchen, JS, and I were in Berlin, and walked along and through the by-then-disappearing wall, again overwhelmed by what American leadership and persistence during the Cold War had accomplished.”
“The Cold War changed things: in 1948 the Catholic organization known as the Christophers urged Truman to declare a day of prayer "for Russia and others in Soviet-dominated lands.”
“We would be setting a terrible precedentone that would only accelerate violent centrifugal tendenciesin this emerging post Cold War era.”
“Substantively, with Gorbachevs help, the last years of the administration saw the beginning of the end in the decades-long Cold War confrontation.”
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