Episode 21: The Cold War
Michael Dennis, Daniel Post
In this Episode Jon O'Gorman hosts Michael Dennis and Daniel Post from the Strategy and Police Department and they discuss nuclear weapons in the context of the Cold War. They start by talking about nuclear diplomacy and its meaning in the Cold War. Next, they discuss how nuclear weapons change the calculus in the military to include wargaming the problems. They also talk about the economic impact of maintaining a nuclear stockpile and how that might have meant the death knell of the Soviet economy. Lastly, they discuss how technology does not replace sound strategic thinking in the contemporary world.
The Cold War, diplomacy, nuclear weapons, Soviet Economy, strategy
O'Gorman, Jon, "Episode 21: The Cold War" (2023). Profiles in Strategy. 21.