I grew up and served in the USAF during the Cold War. I was at RAF Alconbury from 88-91 during my 20 years of service. There was no EU as we know it today, no Euro tunnel, or Euro for that matter. There was a wall in Berlin. We had REFORGER exercises, I went to places like Bardufoss Norway where we were 20 min flight time to Russia where we had propositioned assets ready for deployment. I remember flight Korean Air Flight 007 shot down and scores of other tales.
And now this