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MILH621 - The Cold War Era and Aftermath


This course is a seminar on the US-USSR Cold War period, which dominated geopolitics and military affairs from the end of World War II to the fall of the Berlin Wall, as well as the first decade of the post-Cold War era culminating with the events of 9/11. Students assess military conflicts and confrontations between the United States, Soviet Union, and their respective allies in the years since 1945. Focus is on the proxy wars of the US and USSR to include wars of national liberation in Africa, Asia, and Latin America; the Arab-Israeli conflict; the Indo-Pakistani conflict; and post-Cold War conflicts in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN: 9780195174472
Publication Info: Oxford University Press
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Unit Cost: $21.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
ISBN: 9781591142874
Publication Info: Naval Institute Press
Author: Friedman, Norman
Unit Cost: $31.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A