Category Archives: Late War

Late War recap

The analyses for all of the cards are finished.  Here is a brief summary of the Late War cards (including Optional Cards, as always): Late War Neutral US USSR All cards Scoring 1 Ops 2 Ops 2 3 5 10 … Continue reading

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AWACS Sale to Saudis

AWACS Sale to Saudis 1981 – 1987 The E3 “AWACS” aircraft is one of the most sophisticated early command and surveillance platforms available to the United States Air Force. Imagine Congress’ surprise when President Ronald Reagan announced plans to sell … Continue reading

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Yuri and Samantha

Yuri and Samantha 1982 – 1985 In one of the many bizarre, human moments of the Cold War, Samantha Smith, a ten-year-old American school girl, wrote the newly appointed General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, Yuri Andropov a letter. … Continue reading

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Iran-Iraq War

Iran-Iraq War 1980 – 1988 Commenting on the war, Henry Kissinger famously remarked, “Too bad they can’t both lose.” Sparked by simmering land disputes over the Shatt al-Arab, Saddam Hussein sought to establish Iraq as a true regional power, and … Continue reading

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Solidarity

Solidarity 1980 – ? A trade union movement originating in the Polish shipyards of Gdansk, Solidarity became the focal point for anti-communist resistance within the Eastern bloc. Solidarity quickly moved beyond a simple worker’s movement and rallied pro-Catholic, intellectuals and … Continue reading

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Wargames

Wargames 1956 – 1995 Brinksmanship was a term coined by John Foster Dulles to describe a policy of coming close to war, without falling into the abyss. At different times, during different crises, this policy was pursued by both superpowers. … Continue reading

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Pershing II Deployed

Pershing II Deployed 1984 – 1985 The Pershing II missile was designed as a direct counter to the Soviet Intermediate Range Missile, the SS-20. The deployment of 108 of these missiles in West Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom proved … Continue reading

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