Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea | University of Oxford

Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea

Speaker
John Lehman (US Secretary of the Navy, 1981-87)
Event date
Event time
12:00 - 13:30
Venue
Rothermere American Institute
1a South Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3UB
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

A thrilling story of the Cold War, told by a former navy secretary on the basis of recently declassified documents.
When Ronald Reagan took office in January 1981, the United States and NATO were losing the Cold War. The USSR had superiority in conventional weapons and manpower in Europe, and had embarked on a massive program to gain naval pre-eminence. But Reagan already had a plan to end the Cold War without armed conflict.
In Oceans Ventured, John Lehman reveals for the first time the untold story of the naval operations that played a major role in winning the Cold War.