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  • The Day After Analysis

    of itself, had only a small impression upon the public’s consciousness (576). However, the total impact of the film’s associated media created “substantial effects on political attitudes and cognitions.” (576) Amusingly, the authors suggest that their research exposed the implausible irony that those who feared The Day After would benefit the anti-nuclear movement, may have assisted that cause by drawing media attention to the film (576). In 1983, the Cold War reached its highest level of tension since the Cuban missile crisis. Both international and domestic unrest generated a feeling of malaise in the United States (Judge and Langdon, 234). Internationally, Americans observed increased rhetoric from the Reagan administration in the form of the strategic defense initiative, colloquially dubbed the “Star Wars” program, which purported that American technology could facilitate peace through the assured interception of incoming Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (433). Star Wars enabled Reagan to generate a fear of competition in the Kremlin, forcing increased spending during a time in which Soviet resources were already deficient (233). This rhetoric, however, had an unintended byproduct in that it created unease in the American public as a result of Andropov’s harsh response (234). Furthermore, the invasion of Grenada and the Russian air-to-air engagement of flight KAL 007 further deepened the divide between the two super powers, with each accusing the other of…

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  • North Korean Involvement In World War 3

    current situation the U.S. and North Korea are involved in. North Korea has been launching nuclear missile tests, and the U.S. has had enough of it. President Trump has sent a warship to the Korean peninsula, and the North Koreans took that personal, calling it, "an act of war". Other countries such as South Korea, China, and others are at great risk of being caught in the cross fire between these two. So the petrifying but necessary question must be asked, is North Korea going to bomb the…

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  • Essay On Arms Race

    impact on technology and science, being the impetus for further development of nuclear weaponry, transportation forms, electronics, biological weapons, among many other aspects of the world during this time. Most significantly, the Cold War led to major advancement in weaponry, with a large percentage of all worldwide military spending being set aside for the development of nuclear weaponry. The beginning of the 1950s saw the development of the hydrogen bomb, today also known as the super bomb.…

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  • Innovations During The Cold War

    Starting at the end of WWII, the rate of technological advancement increased exponentially. The invention long range missiles, nuclear reactors, and rockets capable of space travel prompted the development of a newly emerging technology; electronic computation and communication. Near the end of WWII, british scientist Alan Turing created one of the first functional digital computers in order to crack a secret German code. After the war ended, computational technology to advance. In 1946 Turing…

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  • New Nuclear Era Or Continued Peace

    Era or Continued Peace The world has seen the use of Nuclear Weapons only twice in combat, both uses were during World War 2 and used by and first developed by the United States. Since then the majority of dominant Nations have each amassed large quantities and stores of their own Nuclear weapons. Ranging from bombs, to Intercontinental Ballistic missiles, and MIRV’s or multiple independently target-able re-entry vehicles. Most countries of the world have some sort of nuclear weapon and yet we…

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  • Strategic Arms Limitation Talks: The Cuban Missile Crisis

    Broadly speaking, the US – Russian disarmament talks have continued in the same cold war relationship dynamics between the United States and Soviet Union. The brief interlude of the Yeltsin years was an exception. As soon as Putin took over the helms of Russia, the old cold war dynamics of mistrust and paranoia have come to the fore again. The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 underscored the need for responsible nuclear leadership and was a precursor to the détente. During the early Strategic Arms…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Nuclear Deterrence

    also helps induce moral acceptability, is communication. Effective communication to the enemy of moral focal points helps to allow increased stability in nuclear deterrence. Communication is not always practiced verbally, but sometimes through the actions of a state. Thomas Schelling refers to the diplomacy of violence, explaining the varied nature of communication in nuclear deterrence. This paper asserts that there is a direct link between maintaining morally driven rationality, and nuclear…

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  • Pak 3

    The Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC 3) is a surface to air missile fired from a Phased Array Tracking Radar of Target (PATRIOT) Launching element. The Air Defense Artillery Branch is the primary branch that uses the technology. The missile provides air and missile defense capabilities in the defense of U.S deployed forces and allies. The PAC-3 missile effects more countries other than the United States, countries such as; Bahrain, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait,…

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  • Transformative Essay: The North Korean Space Program

    announced he wanted North Korea to conquer space. How exactly can North Korea conquer space? A good start would be to land on the Moon. In early August 2016, a senior official within North Korea’s space program announced that the country will continue to launch satellites and will pursue a lunar landing mission within the next ten years. Even though this seems overly ambitious for the country, it is not completely impossible. Using the data and lessons learned from past and future…

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  • North Korea Essay

    Though the country may not be an imminent threat to the U.S. mainland, although they claim North Korea claims there is, it is of very large danger to the countries of lesser distance than the United States. Nuclear warfare is not a new introduction in the world, and as seen in the Cold War it brings a major scare to many people globally. One nuclear missile, misguided, could cause a global outbreak in chaos and possibly a third world war. Missiles and GPS jammers bring forward a serious worry to…

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