Today in Military History: Dec. 3, 1989, Malta summit

In a Dec.3, 1989 meeting off the coast of Malta, U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev released statements indicating that the Cold War between their nations may be coming to an end. No agreements were signed during the summit, which was a chance for the U.S. and the Soviet Union to discuss the rapid changes taking place in Europe, but it is still viewed as the symbolic end to the Cold War.


Malta Summit, Dec. 3, 1989, courtesy National Archives