Saturday, October 31, 2015

TODAY'S BIG NUGGET: A Cold War History Nugget!

The 1983 ‘war scare,’ was real: Soviets feared surprise nuclear attack by U.S. by U.S. (David E. Hoffman) from the Washington Post
"An exercise by NATO prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear attack by the United States, triggering a series of unparalleled Soviet military re­sponses, according to newly declassified documents."
One of the biggest near-misses of the Cold War and one that most people, even historians, know little about.  Check out this primary source, the U.S. assessment that concluded the Soviet leadership feared an American nuclear strike in 1983.

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