A Cold War Weapon

I never imagined that what I think is one of the coolest things out there was originally conceived as a weapon against communism in the Cold War.  I’ll give you some hints, and you can see how long it takes to figure it out.

  • It was signed into law on this day in 1961 by JFK.

  • It originally targeted developing countries in the hopes of reducing the allure of communism.

  • It is an “army” of volunteers.

  • Another word for “army” is “corps.”

  • The Peace Corps.

Still going strong today.  The Cold War, not so much.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-kennedy-signs-peace-corps-legislation