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Vilyam Genrikhovich Fisher[edit]

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Article: Vilyam Genrikhovich Fisher

I have started a discussion on when he possibly entered the United States. I would like feedback on this and other information because I have been adding information, sources/references, etc on a subpage of mine concerning Vilyam Genrikhovich Fisher article. If the article has not been changed since I copied it to my subpage, all the changes I made on my subpage concerning Vilyam Genrikhovich Fisher article will be pasted into his main Wikipedia article which is located above. Feedback on any of the discussions on the talkpage is welcomed. Adamdaley (talk) 04:48, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Author picture[edit]

I would like to add a picture to the article for Pat Frank, author of the Cold War classic Alas, Babylon. However, I am not seeing on on Commons and I am not sure about the fair use aspects of using the picture of the author from other sources.

Any help would be great. Thank you. --Surv1v4l1st (Talk|Contribs) 02:02, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Free World[edit]

The page Free World was nominated for deletion; consensus was to keep the article. But as was pointed out at AfD, the content needs pruning and clean-up. The main concept discussed is the US Cold War notion of the "Free World" as anti-communist states. However, the page includes discussion of other loosely-related or non-related conceptions of freedom, possibly in violation of WP:DICTIONARY. I am not sufficiently knowledgeable to undertake the clean-up myself (though I did merge content from Leader of the Free World after that page was also discussed for deletion). I hope members of this WikiProject might have a look at the page and undertake to improve it. Thanks, Cnilep (talk) 05:13, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Syngman Rhee[edit]

I've been doing some work on the Syngman Rhee article - mostly grammatical/mechanical cleanup, but I've also been trying to make it sound a little more neutral. There are places, however, where I think the neutrality could still use significant improvement. I think part of the reason I'm having trouble with the neutrality of it is because there are "facts" in the article that I can't, in good faith, simply delete, but which need some references and outside sources to be substantiated. I've gone through the article and added CN tags, but I'm having a hard time finding references (I'll keep looking, of course). If someone could add some more references and inline citations to the article, I think it would be a drastic improvement. Thanks. Sleddog116 (talk) 22:19, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

RfC: East Germany - Satellite state of the USSR or not[edit]

Discussion at Talk:East Germany#Satellite state of the USSR or not[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:East Germany#Satellite state of the USSR or not. Should this article describe East Germany (the former German Democratic Republic) as a satellite state of the former USSR?"" Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 16:00, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Category:Cold War[edit]

Category:Cold War needs to be sorted out. A category with over 400 disparate articles in not of a lot of use. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 06:06, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Belgian uranium for Sovjet Atomic Bomb Project?[edit]


I read in the item "Sovjet Atomic Bomb Project" :

The single largest problem during the early Soviet project was the procurement of uranium ore, as the USSR had no known domestic sources at the beginning of the project. The Soviet F-1 reactor, which began operation in December 1946, was fueled using uranium confiscated from the remains of the German atomic bomb project. This uranium had been mined in the Belgian Congo, and had fallen into the hands of the Germans after their invasion and occupation of Belgium in 1940

So uranium mined in the Belgian Congo would have been used by the Sovjets for there first reactor? I did some research about this, but I could not find confirmation. Does anyone know the source of this information..?

Thank you Nice greetings, Luc B. Brussels — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:34, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Cold War will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in within the Cold War. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 20:33, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Supreme Commander of the Unified Armed Forces of the Warsaw Treaty Organization[edit]

The title should be Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Armed Forces....

The Soviet General Secretary was the Supreme CINC (verkhglavkom). The Soviet Marshal was "only" a Commander-in-Chief (glavkom) Gwgoldb (talk) 17:46, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

DEWLINE, 398TH T Bn, 4th Trans Command, Ft Eustis, Va.[edit]

The 398th Trns Bn, made up of several Transportation companies, was one of the major units that was training personnel for loading/off loading of Army Ships for the DEWLINE OPERATION. The article referred to personnel from the Transportation Command, but did not use unit designations. The period of Time for the 398th T Bn was Feb 56 thru Mid 57, then was inactivated upon completion of training, and dispersement of troops to the DEWLINE Sites. Ref: Hq, Hq Co, 398 T Bn,(S-1) Capt N G Tempio, Commanding. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:26, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Article nominated for Featured Article status: reviews needed[edit]

An article from this project is nominated for Featured Article status: Smith Act trials of Communist Party leaders. To assist the process, visit its FA review page to add comments, or register support/oppose sentiments. Cheers. --Noleander (talk) 00:04, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Berlin Victory Parade of 1945[edit]

Is this article within the project scope? If you think so, feel free to add the wp template. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:55, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Were the clashes between Libya and the United States Part of the Cold War[edit]

Should we classify the conflicts listed on Template:Campaignbox Libya-US (minus the 2011 bombing of Libya) as being part of the Cold War? Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 00:29, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

I haven't received a response here, so I've posted this on Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Military_history#Were_the_clashes_between_Libya_and_the_United_States_Part_of_the_Cold_War. If you want to respond, please do so there. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 01:00, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Tet Offensive[edit]

Tet Offensive, an article that your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. AIRcorn (talk) 07:17, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Input required at Talk:Alger Hiss[edit]

A couple of editors have been edit warring over some specific wording in the lead of Alger Hiss. For the most part it appears the content dispute relates to the reliability of and weight to be given to specific sources. The editors are now trying to craft an RFC to address the content dispute in a rational manner. Input from interested parties in this project would be useful. --Mike Cline (talk) 15:06, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

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Inclusion of Wikipedia entries of current and former US, French, Soviet, Canadian and British Kasernes into the Cold War project.[edit]

During the Cold War the United States Army deployed two full Corps (VII & V Corps) in Germany from 1950 until after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Hundreds of Kasernes and outposts were located throughout West Germany and in Berlin. The US Air Force also operated many installations along with the Armed forces of our NATO allies. Most of these installations have long been closed and returned to the German government, some have been kept largely intact (Pattonville) while others have been razed and completely redeveloped (Nellingen Kaserne). Millions of soldiers, sailors, airmen, civilians and family members served and lived in Germany over the 4+ decades of the Cold War- making documentation an important part of Cold War history.

Many websites have come and gone on the internet regarding the installations and operations during the Cold War period and, just like World War II, as the veterans age out and die the first hand knowledge and personal photos many time become lost with them. A worthwhile project would be to contact the owners of these sites and invite them formally to share/donate materials to Wikipedia before the information is lost. It would be far easier now to import, reference and collate this information than to reconstruct it from disparate sources later- if ever.

Here are two examples of the ind of information available that could be used to greatly improve Wikipedia's coverage of this part of history.

US Army Germany is a deep website covering the history of the Army during the Cold War. This is a resource that will probably disappear with the owner unless it is preserved or incorporated into Wikipedia.

Please take a look. A ton of work has been done here that would be a shame to lose.

The History of Nellingen Barracks is a more personal, yet well done history of now gone Nellingen Kaserne near Stuttgart. This installation was completely razed and redeveloped as Scharnhauser Park, losing it's history as an airfield used by the Germans during World War II, and the US Army through the Cold War. The author/website owner was a long time German employee of the Army at Nellingen and the work likewise will probably also disappear with him unless it is preserved and incorporated into Wikipedia.

There are many such sites as well as German language sites essentially inaccessible to English speaking users. These resources should be exploited while they are available.

Finally, the British Military is in the midst of a large drawdown and will be completely out of Germany in a couple of years. When the command of British forces in Germany is retired many resources currently located and curated in one place will be scattered to whatever archival the UK government determines with no likely single curator. Again, action taken now could greatly enrich the Wikipedia coverage at far less effort than if undertaken later.

Thanks for reading. DavGreg (talk) 01:07, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Deer Gun - Vietnam Pistol.jpg[edit]

image:Deer Gun - Vietnam Pistol.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 08:57, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/112 Signals Unit Stornoway[edit]

Here's an Afc submission that may be of interest to your group. —Anne Delong (talk) 21:40, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

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Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency[edit]

I've created a new article about the Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Suggestions for additional secondary sources would be appreciated, at Talk:Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Thank you for your time,

Cirt (talk) 22:11, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Cold War not yet over?[edit]

Since the dissolution of Soviet Union, there have been Yugoslav Wars, Gulf War, War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, North-South Korea conflicts, etc. Furthermore, there is Arab Spring. Largely, Vladimir Putin is trying to create conflicts with other countries. --George Ho (talk) 01:22, 14 April 2014 (UTC)


Maoism (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is proposed to be renamed to Mao Zedong Thought, for the discussion, see Talk:Maoism -- (talk) 04:16, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Cold War at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Expert attention[edit]

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Afghan War move discussion[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:War in Afghanistan (1978–present)#Requested move 21 February 2015. Thanks. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 02:41, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Cheyenne Mountain Complex merge discussion[edit]

A {{merge to}} tag has been posted to the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, suggesting a merger of that article into the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station article. If anyone is interested in weighing-in, please see Talk:Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station#Cheyenne Mountain Complex merge discussion. (I am also posting this on the Military History and Aviation project talk pages, since they may have an interest in this discussion, too). Thanks!--CaroleHenson (talk) 01:33, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Iran crisis of 1946 listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Harry S. Truman listed at Requested moves[edit]


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