Experts Say

Bringing Back the Cold War

September 15, 2017
By Mathias Brueggmann

Postwar generations of Germans grew up concerned about the so-called “Fulda Gap,” or the fear that the Soviet Union, with its clearly superior tank force, could invade West Germany via Fulda in the state of Hesse. They had good reason to be worried: What came after the war was an arms buildup with US tactical nuclear weapons, the arming of East Germany with nuclear weapons, the stationing of Soviet SS-20 missiles and the NATO Double-Track Decision.
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