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J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States, gives a speech during a testimony before the Senate Internal Security Committee, on Nov. 17, 1953, in Washington. (credit: BOB MULLIGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US Trained Alaskans As Secret ‘Stay-Behind Agents’ As They Feared Russian Invasion During Early Cold War Years

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

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The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war. (Photo by USAF/Getty Images)

Cold War-Era Spy Plane Hit By Defense Cuts, Unmanned Aircraft To Replace

The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.

04/23/2014

In a cautionary op-ed to “speak directly to the American people,” Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that U.S. “exceptionalism” is dangerous for the international community. (credit: ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Warns Against American ‘Exceptionalism,’ Pleas With U.S. to Avoid Military Conflict

In a cautionary op-ed to “speak directly to the American people,” Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that U.S. “exceptionalism” is dangerous for the international community.

09/11/2013

Employees install the 'red phone', the legendary hotline that connected the White House to the Kremlin during the Cold War, in White House, 30 August 1963, in Washington. (Photo by -/AFP/Getty Images)

50 Years Later, Hotline To Moscow Still Relevant

The Washington-Moscow Hotline is not just a Cold War relic, but a system for top-level crisis communications that remains a useful tool for U.S. and Russian leaders at odds over their relations with Syria and Iran, a former director of the Soviet space exploration program says.

08/29/2013

As the hub of the Soviet Union, Russia was reviled for rights abuses by many U.S. conservatives during the Cold War. Now some are voicing support and admiration as Russian authorities crack down on gay-rights activism. ( YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/GettyImages)

Some US Conservatives Praise Russia’s Anti-Gay Bill, Crack Down

As the hub of the Soviet Union, Russia was reviled for rights abuses by many U.S. conservatives during the Cold War. Now some are voicing support and admiration as Russian authorities crack down on gay-rights activism.

07/01/2013

File photo of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Is There A Morale Crisis In The US Nuclear Force?

Beyond the Air Force’s embarrassing suspension of 17 nuclear missile launch officers lie two broader questions.

05/11/2013

A new independent report calls on the United States and Russia to gradually take their nuclear weapons off ready-to-launch status to reduce the threat of mutual assured destruction. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report Calls For US, Russia To Remove Nuclear Weapons From Ready-To-Launch Status

A new independent report calls on the United States and Russia to gradually take their nuclear weapons off ready-to-launch status to reduce the threat of mutual assured destruction.

04/03/2013

Communist Party newspaper Granma published a lengthy interview with a U.S. diplomat Monday, making for highly unusual reading in a country where the official media routinely depict Washington envoys as hostile agents in cahoots with enemies of the Cuban government. (Photo credit  STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Rejecting Cold War Tradition, Communist Cuban Paper Publishes Lengthy Interview With US Diplomat

Communist Party newspaper Granma published a lengthy interview with a U.S. diplomat Monday, making for highly unusual reading in a country where the official media routinely depict Washington envoys as hostile agents in cahoots with enemies of the Cuban government.

03/11/2013

File photo of Sen. Patrick Leahy. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US Lawmakers Meet With Jailed American In Cuba

US lawmakers have confirmed they visited Alan Gross, an American man whose detention in Cuba has hampered efforts to improve relations between the countries.

02/20/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Maintains Standing With Cuban-Americans

The door for travel to Cuba cracked open during President Barack Obama’s first term. Cuban-Americans can now visit family on the island as often as they like. Americans can travel legally as part of an academic or religious trip.

12/09/2012

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