Friday, July 17, 2009

Strong horse, weak horse

NRO's Corner is discussing if the Apollo program helped end the Cold War and bring down the Soviet Union. They post the thoughts of a Soviet military officer as part of the discussion.
I believe that the Moon landing was the most consequential American action since at least WWII and perhaps since the 18th century. There was definitely a huge impact on the Cold War. There was a tremendous propaganda effect (and let's not forget that in the absence of American landings the Soviets would sooner or later have landed on the Moon themselves and made a huge deal out of it).

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