Alaska Looks at a Nuclear Threat, and Shrugs It Off

By KIRK JOHNSON July 13, 2017 ANCHORAGE — In Washington, the news that North Korea may have developed an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting Alaska set off a wave of anxiety. But here in Alaska — already home to survivalists,...

A Look Back at Reagan’s Berlin Wall Speech, 30 Years Later

Standing at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin at the height of the Cold War, the American leader challenged his Soviet counterpart to “tear down this wall!”

Leonard Perroots, General Who Defused Nuclear Crisis With Soviets, Dies at 83

He saw the signs of an elevated Soviet military alert in Eastern Europe but decided not to respond, perhaps preventing a spiral into nuclear war.