President Kennedy and Harold Macmillan attend a press conference after Kennedy's arrival at Gatwick Airport in June 1963.
The Cold War was fought through the exercise of economic power and proxy conflicts between lesser states. The arms race was a deterrent to direct military conflict but major crises involving Berlin and Fidel Castro's Cuba raised the possibility of nuclear war.
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- Dockrill, M.L. & Hopkins, M.F., The Cold War (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)