Wikipedia:WikiProject Cold War

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Welcome to the Cold War WikiProject. This project covers all articles about people, places, things, and events associated with the Cold War. We acknowledge that several of these articles, particularly relating to nations and individuals, also fall within the scope of other extant projects, and will not attempt to assert any sort of control over them. We will however seek to add appropriate content to related articles, and work to improve them in a neutral, NPOV way.


  • Improve Wikipedia's coverage of the Cold War.
  • Create, improve and maintain articles relating to the Cold War, its history, personalities, and developments.
  • Create guidelines for articles about items related to Cold War history.
  • Develop a greater number of high quality images for use in articles related to the Cold War.


Important tasks[edit]

As of 30 Nov. 2006 I started editing the Wikipedia topic Cold War paragraph-by-paragraph. However, I had to take three years off in order to finish my book trilogy: Nuclear Insights: The Cold War Legacy, Volume 1: Nuclear Weaponry (An Insider History), Volume 2: Nuclear Threats and Prospects (A Knowledgeable Assessment), and Volume 3: Nuclear Reductions (A Technically Informed Perspective). All three volumes were published in 2009 and are available on Each of these books includes additional details about my technical experience and specialties.
My next objective is to augment the subtopic "Legacy" under the Main Article "Cold War." This is largely derived (and condensed) from Volume 2 of the book noted above, which contains a compilation of tangible and institutional Cold War legacies. (Volume 1 is a history of the Cold War, and Volume 3 advises how to go about making nuclear reductions.)
I would appreciate assistance in melding the forthcoming contribution, which is now being prepared in my sandbox. It will consist of six sections: Cold War Radiation Legacies, Cold War Nuclear Legacies, Cold War Military Legacies, Cold War Security Legacies, Cold War Institutional Legacies, and Cold War Economic Legacies. waterfox1 01:31, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Article requests[edit]

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  1. Airborne Ranger Companies
  2. Hatchet Forces
  3. Republic of Korea Army Special Forces Brigade
  4. Infantry Combat Regiment
  5. Kim Kyong Sok
  6. MBFR (Mutual Balanced Force Reductions/Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction)
  7. Theresa Squillacote and Kurt Strand and James Clark — US citizens convicted of spying for Eastern Germany (German Democratic [sic.] Republic) and sentenced to decades in jail. A long list of reliable sources appears at a website, whose accuracy I have not verified; Kurt Strand has a prison-based website with his account.

Article improvement requests[edit]

Culture during the Cold War - this is something I've mainly done, but I'd like someone else to work on it, maybe a group of people? In any case, it's somewhere between a list and a discussion of the subject. It needs more references, more information as some of the categories are not well populated with information. Hires an editor (talk) 18:01, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Nuclear Cities Initiative - American-Russian post-Cold war initiative to deal with Soviet nuclear infrastructure in the closed cities. Please provide help if you have something to add! Racooon (talk) 19:00, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Special Activities Division - grossly over-length at over 170,000 bytes. This piece of bloat really needs a thorough editing. Special Operating Group may need to be split from it. I am beginning by spinning off bios of Notable paramilitary officers from SAD.Georgejdorner (talk) 03:44, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

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Operation Vittles was the code name for the berlin airlift.

Col. Gail Halverson, was the man known as the "Candy Bomber" for dropping candy to German children during the Berlin airlift 1948/49

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