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Cold War Legacy a Tourist Attraction in Rural North Dakotai
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Kane Farabaugh
July 14, 2014 9:59 PM
The United States plans to shrink the total number of land-based nuclear missiles by 2018 to comply with an arms treaty signed with Russia in 2011. North Dakota has been a traditional home to many of those land-based missiles. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, it is a part of the state’s Cold War legacy that officials - and tourists - embrace.

Cold War Legacy a Tourist Attraction in Rural North Dakota

Kane Farabaugh

Published July 14, 2014

The United States plans to shrink the total number of land-based nuclear missiles by 2018 to comply with an arms treaty signed with Russia in 2011. North Dakota has been a traditional home to many of those land-based missiles. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, it is a part of the state’s Cold War legacy that officials - and tourists - embrace.


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by: 1worldnow from: Earth
July 14, 2014 11:00 PM
In the time when Reagan and Gorbachev worked together to end the cold war, never has US and Russia been as united since that time. The US didn't take the advantage of a declining Soviet Union, but assured Russia will survive and continue to prosper as a nation. The US could have easily taken the advantage of a weak nation that wanted the total destruction of the US. Now we have Putin and Obama. If the US was in the same position today as the Soviet Union was then, I wonder if the Russians would be as thoughtful to us? Care to elaborate, Gennady of Volga Region?

I didn't recall the Russian people falling into chaos when the Soviet Empire collapsed. Soviet Union had plenty of mortal enemies that wanted to crush Russia, including the Ukrainians. But with Reagan in charge, and Gorbachev in charge of Russia, the USA ensured a secure transition for the Russian Federation. The USA warned all of Russia's enemies that if they attack Russia, then the USA will defend the Russians. Not just because Reagan was a great president, but because Gorbachev was a great leader as well. He obviously cared more about his people than he did foolish pride! If this happened with Obama and Putin, Putin would rather his people suffer and die, rather than to ask Obama for help. Obama would take selfies and talk, rather than help the people of Russia. All of us were so fortunate that people like Gorbachev and Reagan could handle such a major event as that.

Gennady, of Volga Region, would you care to elaborate on this? All your USA hate-filled rants. Care to comment? Would you be willing to defend Americans if our nation collapsed? In fact, I would like to hear comments from any Russian. Not for the boosting of America, not for the boosting of Russia, but for the reasons why we have been divided since the days of Gorbachev. We, the Russians and Americans, had a short lived bond between us. What happened?