THG Podcast: Cold War Defense

Published November 8, 2022 568 Views
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On today’s episode, The History Guy talks about two cold war programs meant to protect the United States and North America from the threat of nuclear war. First the History Guy tells the story of the Distant Early Warning line and its predecessors, radar systems meant to track possible attacks over the arctic circle. Then the History Guy tells the story of the Texas Towers, and the tragedy that befell the men on Texas Tower 4.

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