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  Cold War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A section of the [[Berlin Wall, a symbol of division in the Cold War.]] The Cold War was characterized by mutual distrust, suspicion, and misunderstandings by the United States, the Soviet Union, and the allies of each.
In the later years of the Cold War, there were attempts to forge a post-revisionist synthesis by historians, and since the end of the Cold War, the post-revisionist school has come to dominate.
Another manifestation of the Cold War was the propaganda battle between the two blocs.
cold-war.iqnaut.net   (3213 words)

 cold war information
The Cold War was characterized by mutual distrust, suspicion, and misunderstandings by both the United States and the Soviet Union, and their allies.
The Cold War is usually periodized roughly as having occurred from the end of World War II until the (*****) in the early 1990s.
The Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan were some of the occasions when the tension between those two ideologies took the form of an armed conflict, but much of it was conducted by or against surrogates and through spies and traitors who were working undercover.
www.war-against-terror.net /cold-war.htm   (1486 words)

 The Seattle Times: Opinion: A hawk's son goes to war
As a military historian, a commentator on current events and the father of a young Army officer, these are mine.
For this president, the war is the defining decision of his tenure.
Contempt for the ghoulish glee of some who think they were right in opposing the war, and for the blithe disregard of the bungles by some who think they were right in favoring it.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/opinion/2002446106_iraqson21.html   (1474 words)

 Failed Expectations: The Crisis of Civil-Military Relations in America
At one level, such recurring incidents typify a military institution that (as distinct from the individuals who constitute it) is seriously diseased—characterized not by an ethos of duty, honor, and country, but by parochialism, a steady undercurrent of chest-thumping machismo, and a disturbing degree of self-serving advocacy and duplicity.
The military's expectation that civilian officials show appreciation and support is, in a deeper sense, a desire that the civilians who command its allegiance display enough reciprocal loyalty and familiarity with military affairs to give them empathetic license for exercising the martial prerogatives of the state.
Ideally the military would be a useful, usable instrument of national power that facilitates the attainment of the country's strategic goals, as well as a socially, politically, and economically responsible institution that contributes to the preservation and functioning of civil society.
www.brook.edu /press/review/fall97/foster.htm   (2069 words)

 Coulthart Honor Role - Cold War
The Cold War was a post-1945 struggle between the United States and its allies and the group of nations led by the Soviet Union.
The cold war widened in the early 1960's with the building of the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Cold War ended in the late 1980's early 1990's as the newly freed East European nations elected non-Communist governments and the two Germany's were reunited.
www.coulthart.com /coldwar.html   (1254 words)

This was the "war to end all wars." This was the "war to make the world safe for democracy." No one mentioned to them, as they marched away, that their going and their dying would mean huge war profits.
It would be a simple matter each year for the men coming of military age to register in their communities as they did in the draft during the World War and be examined physically.
Had secrecy been outlawed as far as war negotiations were concerned, and had the press been invited to be present at that conference, or had radio been available to broadcast the proceedings, America never would have entered the World War.
www.infowars.com /articles/military/butler_war_is_a_racket.htm   (5837 words)

 Lousiana NG Medal
The Louisiana Cold War Victory Ribbon will be awarded to any member or former member of the Louisiana National Guard who served honorably* for a period of at least eighteen months during the Cold War era, 8 May 1945 to 25 December 1991.
Behind the figure of Freedom, and on the horizon of the landscape in front of her, a sun rising in the east symbolizes the birth of a new era of peace and stability arising from the end of the Cold War.
Military decorations will be presented with an appropriate air of formality and with fitting ceremony, including the use of troops, when practical, within thirty days after approval or announcement of the award.
www.coldwarveterans.com /louisiana_ng_medal.htm   (1410 words)

 Military decorations of the Cold War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Between 1947 and 1991, during the years of the Cold War, a large number of military awards and decorations were created by various nations to recognize the undeclared hostilities of the era.
Military medals of the Vietnam War and the Korean War are the best known due to the extreme level of the conflicts.
The Korea Defense Service Medal also recognizes post Korean War/Cold War service in South Korea, but the medal was not created until 2002, over a decade after the Cold War officially ended.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_decorations_of_the_Cold_War   (167 words)

The plan designating the divisions to remain was developed by the U.S. Army Center of Military History, which maintains records of Army unit lineage and honors.
It represents the final phase in the Army's post-Cold War drawdown, stabilizing the force at 495,000 active-duty soldiers by the end of fiscal year 1996.
It is one step in a journey that really began in 1989 to bring the Army down from 18 active divisions to 10, and 10 National Guard divisions to eight, and from 780,000 active-duty soldiers to 495,000.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/division.htm   (2385 words)

 Heartland Heroes - Korean War F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
I understand that the Military is providing "service lapel pins" similar to those received by World War II veterans for Korean War Vets.
The Korean War was the first direct conflict in the Cold War between U.S. and communist forces.
Each military branch has a Casualty office that maintains information on those veterans who are missing in action (MIA) and some information on those who were killed in action (KIA).
www.accesskansas.org /kskoreanwar/faq   (1280 words)

 Cold War Victory Medal
There are two stand-alone bills to create a cold war medal, one in the House and one in the Senate.
After being repeatedly passed by both houses of Congress, the Cold War Medal vanished once again, as Section 565 of H.R. 1815, passed this time by the House of Representatives, did not survive the House-Senate conference on the 2006 National Defense Authorization Act.
The CWVA is an aligned organization representing the Cold War Veterans community.
www.coldwarveterans.com /cold_war_victory_medal.htm   (1565 words)

 War On The Home Front
The cardboard decorations were removed when the bride wished to cut the cake.
It is hard to remember, but nylon was not introduced until the end of the war and parachutes were, at that time, made of real silk.
Anyone who watches old war movies is familiar with the shortage of silk stockings, if you were lucky enough to have a pair, and unlucky enough to get a run, you darned or crocheted the hole closed.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/world_war_2/64878/2   (499 words)

 Christmas in the British Army during the War of 1812, Napoleonic Wars (Regency)
This avenue terminated in a supper-room...It was brilliantly lighted, and the sides of the building were covered by the muskets of the regiment, perpendicularly disposed around the walls, and ornamented with evergreens.
Indeed in the middle of the Peninsular war, an officer of the King's German Legion decorated a lemon tree with lights and oranges to serve as his Christmas tree.
The resulting decorations would surely kindle the festive spirit of any visitor, all the while avoiding an unfortunate misrepresentation of Christmas during the War of 1812.
www.militaryheritage.com /cmas2.htm   (1869 words)

 MOAA: Military Officers Association of America - Military Awards and Decorations
Award of the CAB is not limited by one’s branch or military occupational specialty; however, to receive the CAB, a Soldier must not be assigned or attached to a unit that would quality the Soldier for the CIB or CMB.
Requests for replacement of military service medals, decorations, and awards should be directed to the specific branch of the military in which the retiree served.
Generally, military retirees may wear miniature medals or breast insignia on appropriate civilian clothing in the same manner as for dinner dress jackets.
www.moaa.org /controller.asp?pagename=serv_benefits_pay_awards   (901 words)

 Rick Erickson8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Admiral Denton sees Senator Kerry’s military voting record as sobering irresponsibility to military readiness and morale, but Admiral Denton is not alone in the public forum that is increasingly critical of Senator Kerry for his opportunistic indecisiveness on military and national security issues.
To the contrary, surviving the Vietnam War and seven years as a POW humbled Admiral Denton, and he found it presumptuous to grandstand around military decorations that equally symbolized comrades killed in action.
There are many decorated soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen who, like Admiral Denton, carry the utmost credibility when they express opposition to one presidential candidate over another when it comes to military readiness and national security.
www.azconservative.org /erickson8.htm   (630 words)

 2d Battalion, 3d Field Artillery Gunners
The unit arrived short of equipment and transportation assets, and by the time it was reconstituted, World War I had ended and the Gunner Battalion re-deployed without firing a shot in anger.
In November 1989, when the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded the end of the Cold War between NATO and Warsaw Pact countries, the GUNNERS experienced a short-lived peace.
During the war, the battalion fired 1467 rounds in operations against the Republican Guard, including the Battle of 73 Easting.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/2-3fa.htm   (782 words)

 GruntsMilitary.com - Online Military Forum and Discussion Board :: View topic - Cold War Victory Medal close at hand
The Cold War Veterans Association is pleased to announce that Congressman Robert E. Andrews of New Jersey has been successful in inserting language into the 2006 Defense Authorization Act to create and award a Cold War Victory Medal to all who honorably served during the Cold War.
Those who are currently active duty military or civilian employees of the U.S. government are also eligible if they had at least one day of service during the Cold War era.
WWII was the last declared war we were involved in, Cold War aside.Korea, Nam, GW1,2, to be continued, were never declared by Congress.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /forum/viewtopic.php?p=28878   (2581 words)

 Korea-Cold War Families of the Missing, INC
U.S. veterans of the Korean War are now eligible to wear a medal initially offered to them more than 50 years ago, but never issued.
General information on Korean War commemorations can also be found by contacting the DoD 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee, 1213 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal Gateway 4, Arlington, VA 22202, by calling (703) 604-0831 or by visiting its web site: http://korea50.army.mil.
For the majority of Korean War veterans the medal will be worn after the United Nations Medal, or the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal if they served during that conflict.
www.koreacoldwar.org /rok_medal.php   (592 words)

 NATO Who is Who? SACEUR General Wesley K. Clark
During the Cold War, he commanded the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (April 1986-March 1988), and the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor, 4th Infantry Division (February 1980-June 1982) at Fort Carson, Colorado.
He is a graduate of the National War College, Command and General Staff College, Armor Officer Advanced and Basic Courses, and Ranger and Airborne schools.
Among his military decorations are the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (three awards), Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit (four awards), Bronze Star Medal (two awards), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), and the Army Commendation Medal (two awards).
www.nato.int /cv/saceur/clark.htm   (526 words)

 The Miami Valley Military History Museum: The Cold War
On the right breast is the badge of the Soviet Guards unit and on the left, the medal for the 30 year jubilee of the Soviet Armed Forces.
This style helmet had been planned as a replacement for the German helmet during World War II but never was adopted.
Unlike their West German counterparts, East German soldiers who had served in WWII were prohibited from wearing their wartime decorations and medals.
www.donet.com /~mconrad/coldwar1.htm   (305 words)

 Military Factory - War Medals and Ribbons Identification
The Badge of Military Merit, established by General George Washington on August 7, 1782, was the first authorized U.S. military decoration.
A piece of cloth in the form of a heart, this decoration was intended to recognize servicemen who displayed unusual gallantry or extraordinary fidelity.
The Medal of Honor remains the highest military decoration that this nation can bestow upon a service member, and lesser degrees of recognition are acknowledged by other decorations in descending order.
www.militaryfactory.com /medals/index.asp   (293 words)

 Making Peace While Staying Ready for War: The Challenges of U.S. Military Participation in Peace Operations
During the Cold War, military planners assumed that forces capable of defending Europe against Soviet aggression would be more than adequate to meet U.S. commitments elsewhere without significantly affecting the military's ability to perform its primary conventional mission.
But lately, signs have emerged that peace missions could be taking a toll on the military's ability to pay for routine operations, maintain the combat skills needed for conventional wars, and keep its equipment and personnel ready and available for such wars.
Thus, a growing number of military and nonmilitary officials and observers are acknowledging that units likely to take part in peace missions need additional training in the skills particular to those missions.
www.fas.org /man/congress/1999/cbo-pko/cbo-pko-sum.htm   (4874 words)

 Cold War
We'll explore the era through the the words and works of politicians and military officials, grab a battlefield-eye view of the the low-level conflicts (stay down!), dive under the seas on submarine spy missions, and follow the contrails of the Space Race.
I offer Twain's brilliant and powerful cry for compassion in the face of war as a reminder that beyond the justifications and goals of war are human lives being wasted in the cause of righteousness and honor.
Route 66, that fabled American highway, both boomed and faded from use during the Cold War era, but remains a powerful symbol of this country's restless spirt that began over well over 200 years ago and continues even today.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/cold_war   (529 words)

 Norman Schwarzkopf
Schwarzkopf was born on August 22, 1934, in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of a West Point graduate who made a career in the state police and the U.S. Army reserves.
Disgruntled by the deterioration of the army in the protracted war and the growing antimilitary sentiments of the American public, Schwarzkopf considered leaving the army, but after much soul-searching he decided, like many of his contemporaries, to remain on active duty in order to rebuild the army.
His real influence, however, stems from his example as a professional U.S. Army officer who remained in uniform after Vietnam to rebuild the military, repair its reputation at home and around the world, and win the cold war, leaving the United States as the only remaining world power.
www.carpenoctem.tv /military/schwarzkopf.html   (831 words)

 COLD WAR SERVICE MEDEL - Topic Powered by eve community
I don't know if everyone would be able to join the VFW because they were a Cold War Veteran, it be up to the VFW to determine their own membership requirements.
This military conflict raged for 46 years and engulfed the world stage with imminent threats of nuclear annihilation and the ending of the human race.
While most Cold War military personnel ETSed without any ribbons, I was one of the few fortunate enough to receive a couple of awards for my service.
forums.military.com /eve/forums/a/tpc/f/56819558/m/75110899?...   (1418 words)

 Vietnam War Timeline : Vietnam War Statistics
Led by Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), the vets camped on the mall 1/4 mile from the Capitol, and threw away military medals and ribbons at the foot of the statue of Chief Justice John Marshall.
Myth: The war was fought largely by the poor and uneducated.
Democracy Catching On - In the wake of the Cold War, democracies are flourishing, with 179 of the world's 192 sovereign states (93%) now electing their legislators, according to the Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union.
www.landscaper.net /timelin.htm   (5173 words)

 Beer Stein Article - “U.S. Military Steins”
This resulted in the economic “miracle” which enabled West Germany to recover from the devastation of the war and, ultimately, the reunification of the country after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989.
The military role changed from being an Army of Occupation to being an ally when civilian government was reestablished in West Germany under a new government formed in Bonn in 1949.
Often the thumblift is a U.S. eagle holding olive branches (peace) and arrows (war) in its talons, a banner in its beak and a shield with a field of stars over its head.
www.beerstein.net /articles/s9709a.htm   (1664 words)

 WTJ Books & Movies
The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1792 - 1815 — This new book by Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze offers a comprehensive overview of Russian Army officers who served in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
The book does not attempt to describe the consequences of every battle, and since most men's records emphasize rewards and decorations, the book necessarily focuses on combat victories, be they tactical or regional.
Throughout our site, we are dedicated to preserving the war memories of those many who have gone to the front and survived to record their experiences.
www.wtj.com /store/books_movies   (391 words)

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