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American Military History: The Cold War

How did the end of the Cold War affect the status of America as a military power?
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The end of the Cold War had a tremendous effect on the status of America as a military power, due to the fact that the end of the Cold War cemented America's status as the world's only superpower. The end of the Cold War was simultaneous with the collapse of the Soviet Union both militarily and economically, which essentially eliminated the Soviet Union as a military threat to the United States. This effect was exacerbated by the fact that the Soviet Union began to ...

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