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- DescriptionIn November 1983, Soviet nuclear forces went on high alert when intelligence reported alarming activity on US bases. In response, the Soviets planned for a nuclear strike by NATO on Eastern Europe. And then Able Archer 83, a vast NATO war game exercise, ended. What the West didn't kw was that the Soviets thought Operation Able Archer 83 was real and were preparing for a surprise missile attack from NATO. This close scrape with Armageddon was unkwn until 2015, when the US released an analysis. Able Archer 83 vividly recreates the atmosphere that nearly unleashed nuclear war.
- Author BiographyNate Jones is the director of the Freedom of Information Act Project for the National Security Archive. He is also editor of the National Security Archive s blog, Unredacted. He lives in Washington, D.C. Thomas S. Blanton is the director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
- PublisherThe New Press
- Date of Publication22/12/2016
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationNY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe New Press
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Edited byNate Jones
- Foreword byThomas Blanton
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