Fallout shelters with military cots, disposable blankets and electric hot plates were constructed throughout West Germany. They were supposed to ensure people's survival in the event of nuclear war. Now they've become macabre tourist attractions.
She had allegedly pursued simultaneous affairs with a British defense secretary and a Soviet naval attaché. The scandal rocked Britain at the height of the Cold War.
A landmark Cold War-era nuclear arms control treaty between the United States and Russia is at risk of collapsing. A tit-for-tat escalation could endanger security, divide NATO and undermine arms control agreements.
Hawaii has tested a nuclear attack warning for the first time since the Cold War, after North Korea claimed its missiles could hit anywhere in the US. The UN will hold talks later this month in a bid to lower tensions.
How much better off would the world be if it stopped preparing for war and invested in peace instead? We asked a researcher with the Institute for Economics and Peace. The answer, expressed in dollars, is staggering.
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