Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That by Nate Jones,Thomas S. Blanton

By Nate Jones,Thomas S. Blanton

In November 1983, Soviet nuclear forces went on excessive alert. After months nervously gazing more and more assertive NATO army posturing, Soviet intelligence organizations in Western Europe bought flash telegrams reporting alarming task on U.S. bases. In reaction, the Soviets begun making plans for a countdown to a nuclear first strike by way of NATO on japanese Europe. after which capable Archer eighty three, an unlimited NATO warfare video game workout that modeled a Soviet assault on NATO allies, ended.

What the West didn’t understand on the time was once that the Soviets idea Operation capable Archer eighty three used to be actual and have been actively getting ready for a shock missile assault from NATO. This shut scrape with Armageddon used to be principally unknown until eventually final October whilst the U.S. govt published a ninety-four-page presidential research of capable Archer that the nationwide safeguard Archive had spent over a decade attempting to declassify. Able Archer 83 relies upon greater than 1000 pages of declassified records that archive staffer Nate Jones has pried unfastened from a number of U.S. executive firms and British data, in addition to from previously labeled Soviet Politburo and KGB documents, vividly recreating the ambience that almost unleashed nuclear war.

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