Tag: Cold War

The Korean War Redux: Hot Front in a Cold War

Korean War: 3rd platoon of D Co, 2nd Bn, 5th marines muster

June 1950: The Korean War Communist forces of North Korea ignited the Korean War in June 1950 by invading South Korea across the 38th parallel. The attack escalated the Cold War. It challenged the United States and its Western Allies. And it tested the resolve of the newly formed United Nations. The subsequent war was a

Marshall Plan

Marshall Plan

Marshall Plan Washington DC 03 April 1948 In the immediate post-World War II period, Europe remained ravaged by war and thus susceptible to exploitation by both internal and external communist threats. In a June 5, 1947, speech to the graduating class at Harvard University, Secretary of State George C. Marshall issued a call for a

Ronald Reagan: The Evil Empire Speech

Ronald Reagan Evil Empire Speech

Speaking at the National Association of Evangelicals convention in Orlando, Florida, President Reagan lowered the temperature in the Cold War several degrees when he branded the Soviet Union an “evil empire.” The term was coined by Reagan’s chief speechwriter Anthony Dolan and represented the rhetorical side of the escalation in the geopolitical conflict. President Ronald Reagan: Evil