The Cold War lasted roughly fifty years and spanned a dynamic and tense time in the context of international history. This lecture series, presented by scholars from the Department of Military History at the US Army’s Command and General Staff College, provides insightful discussions of the significant events that have come to represent the Cold War. Beyond focusing on the strategic nuclear dynamic between the United States and the Soviet Union, the lecture series highlights the global nature of this ideological contest by providing insights into Cold War hot spots such as Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
This is a yearlong lecture series. All of the following lectures will take place at 3 PM at the Dole Institute:
16 February - The Onset of the Cold War
15 March - The Korean War
19 April - Military Crises of the Eisenhower Era
17 May - New Look and Massive Retaliation
21 June - Cuban Missile Crisis
19 July - Vietnam: First Indo-China War to 1968
16 August - Vietnam: 1968-1975
20 September - Detente and Arms Control
18 October - Yom Kippur War and The Development of U.S. Military Doctrine
15 November - The Soviet Union in Afghanistan.
All are welcome at these lectures!
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