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Decades of Chan13 - Inretrospect,.S.Sovietrelations .The...

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Decades of Change - 1960-1980 The Rise of cultural and ethnic pluralism   In retrospect, the Cuban missile crisis marked a turning point in U.S.-Soviet relations.  Both sides saw the need to defuse tensions that could lead to direct military conflict. The  following year, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain signed a landmark  Limited Test Ban Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere. Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia), a French possession before World War II, was  still another Cold War battlefield.  The French effort to reassert colonial control there  was opposed by Ho Chi Minh, a Vietnamese Communist, whose Viet Minh movement  engaged in a guerrilla war with the French army. Both Truman and Eisenhower, eager to maintain French support for the policy of 
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