I miss you so much, oh mom, I didn't know how I loved you so, but I'll prove it when this useless war is over -- I'm writing this letter in a foxhole, so don't scold me if it isn't so neat as I did when I was kid and came home with mud on my feet. The Captain just gave us orders & mom we have to carry it through. I'll finish this letter the first chance I get but for now I'll just say I love you.
Following the Cold War, The Russian Federation cut military spending dramatically. Restructuring of the economy left millions throughout the former Soviet Union unemployed. The capitalist reforms culminated in a recession more severe than the US and Germany had experienced during the Great Depression.
Did the USA overreact to the threat of communism during the Cold War
The Berlin Crisis of 1961 was the last major incident in the Cold War regarding the status of Berlin and post-World War II Germany. By the 1950s, the approach to restricting emigration movement was emulated by most of the rest of the Eastern Bloc. However, hundreds of thousands of East Germans annually emigrated to West Germany through a "loophole" in the system that exsisted between East and West Berlin, where the four occupying World War II powers governed movement.
Communism and National Security: The Menace Emerges …
He then lists five major propaganda themes aimed at the South Koreans, "The emancipation of women, the emancipation of labor from capitalism, a youth program, redistribution of land, and nationalism and the Communist ideal." Other themes aimed at the Americans included the profits made by big business while the soldier fought at the front, the loneliness of the soldiers wife and children, questions about why the Americans were fighting in a Korean civil war, claims that South Korea and the United States instigated the war, alleged letters to family members found on the bodies of dead GIs, Korea for the Koreans, and even various types of Christmas cards and greetings.
Communism and National Security: The Menace Emerges ..
Every aspect of the (Communist) consolidation program must be supported with a planned and deliberate PSYWAR program. Propaganda must reflect long-range objectives and avoid easy short-range objectives if they differ from the long-range plan.
The Soviet Union And The Six-Day War: Revelations …
Perhaps one of the most important reference documents in regard to Allied PSYOP in Korea is the declassified secret technical memorandum, written by George S. Pettee under the auspices of the Operations Research Office (ORO) of the Johns Hopkins University. Only 200 copies were printed of the working paper which attempted to assess the past operations and effectiveness of psychological warfare and possible means for gaining an increased effect. This is an early paper, dated 23 January 1951, so the data covers only the very 205 days of the war that started on 27 June 1950 and would continue until 27 July 1953. In regard to Communist propaganda Pettee says:
The Wrong War - Why We Lost in Vietnam
In January 1977, four years prior to becoming president, Ronald Reagan bluntly stated, in a conversation with Richard V. Allen, his basic expectation in relation to the Cold War. "My idea of American policy toward the Soviet Union is simple, and some would say simplistic," he said. "It is this: We win and they lose. What do you think of that?" In 1980, Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election, vowing to increase military spending and confront the Soviets everywhere. Both Reagan and the newly elected British Prime Minister Margeret Thatcher denounced the Soviet Union and its ideology. Reagan labeld the Soviet Union as an "Evil empire" and predicted that Communism would be left on the "ash heap of history".