An International History of the Cuban Missile Crisis: A by David Gioe,Len Scott,Christopher Andrew

By David Gioe,Len Scott,Christopher Andrew

This edited quantity addresses the most classes and legacies of the 1962 Cuban Missile challenge from an international perspective.

Despite the discoveries of modern examine, there's nonetheless even more to be published in regards to the dealing with of nuclear guns sooner than and through the Cuban Missile concern (CMC). that includes contributions from a couple of eminent overseas students of nuclear heritage, intelligence, espionage, political technological know-how and chilly conflict reviews, An foreign historical past of the Cuban Missile Crisis experiences and displays on one of many serious moments of the chilly battle, focussing on 3 key areas.

First, the quantity highlights the significance of reminiscence as a vital starting place of old knowing and demonstrates how occasions that count purely on ancient files gives you deceptive debts. This specialise in reminiscence extends the scope of the prevailing literature through exploring hitherto missed elements of the CMC, together with an research of the operational points of Bomber Command task, explored via memories of the aircrews that problem money owed in line with legitimate files. The editors then cross directly to discover facets of intelligence whose achievements and failings have more and more been acknowledged to be of principal value to the origins, dynamics and results of the missile predicament. experiences of hitherto overlooked companies equivalent to the USA safeguard Intelligence organisation (DIA) and the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) either expand our figuring out of British and American intelligence equipment during this interval and enhance our figuring out of key episodes and tests within the missile crisis.?Finally, the e-book explores the danger of nuclear struggle and appears at how shut we got here to nuclear conflict.? the chance of inadvertent use of nuclear guns is evaluated and a brand new proposed framework for the research of nuclear probability recommend. ?

This quantity might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of intelligence reports, overseas background, international coverage, safeguard stories and IR usually.

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