The Brink: President Reagan And The Nuclear War Scare Of 1983
- American History , The 20th Century – The Present, American Presidents
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War games ’83
Designed to simulate a nuclear conflict escalation, NATO’s Able Archer 83 war game took a deadly turn as Soviet officials believed it was the prelude to an actual attack—and sent mobile ICBMs into the field, placing them on a three-minute alert.
Marc Ambinder charts the anxious period between 1982 and 1984, using Able Archer 83 as the fulcrum of the tension. With astonishing new details, he recounts the close encounters that tested both nations as he demystifies the nuclear command and control process. And he reveals how political leadership ultimately triumphed, allowing the two countries to maintain a fragile peace.
A chilling history that reads like a thriller, The Brink is the definitive account of the catastrophe that never was.
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|Release Date:||July 10, 2018|