Book Presentation - Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea

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.

John Lehman was US Secretary of the Navy from 1981-1987.

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