We Are The Cold War

Gorbachev peacefully retired the Soviet Union, but we give Reagan and ourselves credit for ending the cold war. We’re the good guys.
Except that we lied to Gorbachev about dismantling NATO.
We interfered in Russian politics. We are resented for helping Yeltzin get elected.

We used terrorism as an excuse to put nuclear missiles in other countries, creating a more immediate threat to Russia with a need for quicker triggers.

If the cold war ended, why does our “defense” budget keep ballooning?