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Cold War

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Resuming the 24-part series on postwar hostility between the United States and Soviet Union, narrated by Kenneth Branagh. MAD 1960-72. The phrase MAD-mutual assured destruction - summarised
American nuclear strategy in the sixties; a policy which guaranteed that opposing sides would both be annihilated if one attacked the other using nuclear power.
The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 narrowly avoided disaster, but atomic destruction - by design or by accident- remained a possibility. The superpowers'
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks resulted in an agreement to reduce the number of missiles.
However, the introduction of multiple independent re-entry vehicles - or MIRVs - upped the nuclear ante once again.
Series producer Martin Smith ; Executive producers Jeremy Isaacs and Pat Mitchell Digital widescreen Subtitled ....

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Branagh.
Producer: Martin Smith
Producers: Jeremy Isaacs

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