During the Cold War era, millions of Americans served in the military, defending freedom in wars and conflicts that were not always popular. Many were killed or wounded. As a result of their service, the United States and American ideals of democracy and freedom ultimately prevailed in the Cold War struggle with Soviet communism.
The student will demonstrate knowledge of United States foreign policy since World War II by c) explaining the role of America’s military and veterans in defending freedom during the Cold War.
American military forces during the Cold War