Category Cold War

The Importance of Being Nuclear

Nowadays, discussions about nuclear weapons in the United States and the United Kingdom mostly centre around arms reductions. “The Cold War is over. What is the purpose of having nuclear weapons? They’re not going to be used anymore since the Soviets don’t exist.” That being said, it is a rather convincing statement from a cursory […]

The Origins of the Cold War in Britain

By the end of 1945, six long years of war were finally over for Great Britain. The enemy was defeated and peace now reigned in Europe. Still, war had made strange bedfellows with the alliance of the UK and the Soviet Union (USSR). Nevertheless, despite the ideological and economic differences, the two countries were reveling […]

British Joint Intelligence Committee’s Warning System

The Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), to put it simply, directs the various British intelligence agencies and aggregates the information collected in order to streamline intelligence gathering. Agencies included are MI5, MI6, and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), as well as Defence Intelligence. During the Cold War, JIC was responsible for developing strategy and contingency papers […]

Britain and the Cold War

It’s been a few months since my last actual posting for which I do apologize. Yesterday, I was attempting to post a delightful article (if I do say so myself) about the Iranian nuclear talks which just concluded in Switzerland over the weekend. However, in my folly, I foolishly assumed that blogger operated like Google […]