Today, little attention is given to the Strategic Air Command, a residue of the cold war. Vapor trails at (presumably) 60,000 feet, twice the altitude of commercial flights, reveal SAC presence. A 1955 film celebrated SAC, which presumably "won" the Cold War.
A 1964 film by Stanley Kubrick ridiculed SAC and the idea of a "cold" war. Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. From Wikipedia: "The story concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. It follows the President of the United States, his advisers, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a Royal Air Force (RAF) officer as they try to recall the bombers to prevent a nuclear apocalypse. It separately follows the crew of one B-52 bomber as they try to deliver their payload."