• Underground Delta-01 LCC, 44th Missile Wing/66th Strategic Missile Wing logos, topside view of Delta-09 LF

    Minuteman Missile

    National Historic Site South Dakota

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Interactive Cold War Timeline

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Minuteman Missile NHS logo

"The history of the world since 1945, is the history of the Cold War" - Norman Friedman, Military Historian

The Cold War was the defining historical event of the last half of the 20th century. This conflict was between democratic capitalism represented by the United States and its allies, versus the totalitarian communism of the Soviet Union and its allies.

Click here to watch this Cold War Interactive Timeline in Powerpoint format to review the major events of the Cold War.

Did You Know?

Launch Control Center under construction

To construct and deploy all 150 silos and 15 adjacent support structures for South Dakota’s Minuteman Missile field cost $56 million in the early 1960s ($9.2 billion in 2005 terms).