Vladimir Putin

Reed, Thomas C.

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The speaker's book and the process by which it was written. Personal reminiscences from the Cold War. People the speaker met during that time. The toll that the Cold War took, with some illustrative examples. Mayak before Chernobyl. Cuba and the October Crisis. Some "if" comments. The Tonkin Gulf episode that didn't happen. Vietnam and the breadth of that disaster. Some lessons learned. The 1970s. Détente. 1980 and a change of sea-state. Ending the Cold War. The plan. Some details. The ace up the sleeve. The definition of victory in the Cold War. The ending in 1991.