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The Cold War

When NATO history is written in Norway, it is always the "coup in Czechoslovakia" that is the starting point. (ORIENTERING APRIL 22, 1969)

From the first moment, US post-war policy was aimed at securing a foothold against the Soviet Union, and NATO has always been a tool of power in the United States' worldwide military, political and economic strategy. David Horowitz has in the book "United States and the Cold War" provided a corrective to the official Western history writing, and it may be helpful in today's current debate to recall some key points.

The first steps were taken as early as the end of the war in 1945, when the United States, Soviet Union and Storbritannia were partners in a war alliance. The collaboration between Stalin and President Roosevelt during the war had been good after the circumstances, but the relationship between the two great powers changed after President Truman succeeded Roosevelt at his death in April 1945, shortly before the end of the war. Early in the year 1945, the Allies at a meeting in Yalta had agreed on military dispositions in Europe . . .

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