Vietnam war-U.S. was fighting against the communist North Vietnamese, the Soviets decided to back up the communists. This way the soviets weren’t directly fighting the U.S. but instead were using a proxy war
Berlin aircraft-The U.S. and British gave the people of West Berlin food, medical supplies and all sorts of other goods. In the eyes of the rest of the world this made the U.S. look like heroes
u-12incident- the Soviet Union shot down a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance plane and called the flight an aggressive act. The U.S. denied Soviet claims that the pilot, F. Gary Powers, had stated that his mission was to collect Soviet intelligence data
cuban missile crisis-Cuba were operational and were armed with nuclear warheads. This event was one of the most important to the cold war because it was the closest the U.S. and Soviets ever came to hot war or direct combat
soviet afghan war-The rebels were backed by the U.S. to combat the Soviets without having to declare war on them. The rebels received military training in neighboring Pakistan, China, and received billions of dollars from the U.S., United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and other countries.
Non-proliferation treaty-The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT, is an international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology