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Mansour: If You Think U.S. Intelligence Is Never Wrong, I Have Some Yellowcake for You

The remonstrations of history are rarely heeded in moments of mass hysteria. But before the new Cold Warriors and their neocon fellow travelers lead us into a crusade based on an FBI report about a computer server the bureau never got to inspect, perhaps we should consider the track record of U.S. intelligence in times of war.

A sign marks the location of a former Civil Defense fallout shelter in Washington, one of dozens built during the Cold War as the United States braced for the possibility of a nuclear attack

7 Times America Kept Talking to Russia After Severe Provocations

President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for holding a diplomatic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia’s ostensibly unforgivable “attack on democracy” by “hacking” the 2016 election. Leaving aside that Russia’s influence on the election is hysterically overestimated by the critics and very little actual “hacking” was involved, the simple fact is that American presidents of both parties have conducted diplomacy with Russia after far worse and more obvious provocations.

People stand next to a television screen showing a video footage of North Korea's tests launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), at a railway station in Seoul on July 29, 2017. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said on July 29 the country's second ICBM test demonstrated the ability to strike …

North Korea Nuclear Tension: Media Opt for Anti-Trump Hysteria over Sober Analysis (Again)

President Trump’s warning that North Korean threats would be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” triggered paroxysms of nuclear war anxiety among many in the mainstream media. Instead of sober analyses of the military situation with North Korea, we got “OMG TRUMP IS GOING TO BLOW UP THE WORLD” hysteria.

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shares a laugh with diners while having lunch at Luis's Taqueria in Woodburn, Ore., Friday, May 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Establishment Media Were Silent When Obama Adopted Defense Proposals From Pro-Soviet Think Tank

TEL AVIV – Amid the flurry news of reports about the Trump administration and Russia – largely innuendo that has yielded no documented connections between the two sides – it may be instrumental to review the largely unknown history about how President Obama’s administration adapted defense budget recommendations co-authored by the Institute for Policy Studies, a radical organization known for its close associations with Soviets during the Cold War.

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Stock Market Crash Anticipating Trump’s Win: Just Like Reagan

It should not be surprising that anticipation of Donald Trump’s presidential victory caused a 900-point plunge, over several days, in the Dow Jones stock average. Wall Street sent stocks down by over 20 percent after Ronald Reagan won the presidency.

FILE - In this file photo taken on Saturday, May 9, 2015, Iskander missile launchers are driven during the Victory Parade marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II, in Red Square in Moscow. The Russian military said Thursday Oct. 20, 2016 it conducted …

Russia TV Promoting Nuclear War Drills as U.S. Deploys Troops to Norway

While Russia enhances Cold War-era Soviet Union survival measures, nearly 330 American Marines prepare to deploy to Norway in January, boosting the U.S. military footprint in Europe, reportedly marking the first time a foreign military has been posted in the European country since World War II amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow.

By Sylvia Westall and Dominic Evans | BEIRUT Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of missiles at them from the Caspian Sea, a sign of …

Assad: Syria Is the Battleground for Another ‘Cold War’ Between U.S., Russia

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad said in a Friday interview with a Russian newspaper that the brutal Syrian-Russian assault on Aleppo was necessary to push “terrorists” back to Turkey, accused Turkey of illegally invading his country with military forces, and said Syria was becoming the battleground for a new Cold War between Russia and the United States.

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NATO Builds Up Arms On Russia Border, Says ‘We Are Not In A New Cold War’

The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) yesterday announced that the intergovernmental military alliance is beefing up its Baltic battalions in order to prevent conflict, but denies this is a “Cold War” with Russia. Speaking in Berlin, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

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Lee Edwards: Ronald Reagan’s Strategy of ‘We Win, They Lose’ Won the Cold War

On Breitbart News Daily, host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon interviewed historian Lee Edwards, who co-authored the recently released book A Brief History of the Cold War published by Regnery History. Edwards described how the Cold War was won and the lessons it draws for Americans today.

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Elizabeth Edwards Spalding: How the Cold War Was Won

Breitbart News Daily radio show host Stephen K. Bannon interviewed Elizabeth Edwards Spalding, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and co-author of the new book, A Brief History of the Cold War.

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How Ronald Reagan Won the Cold War

When he took office in January 1981, President Ronald Reagan looked around the world and was greatly troubled by what he saw. For more than three decades, the United States and its allies had striven to contain communism through a series of diplomatic, economic, and sometimes military initiatives that had cost hundreds of billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives. And yet communism still controlled the Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe, China, Cuba, Vietnam, and North Korea and had spread to sub-Saharan Africa, Afghanistan, and Nicaragua.