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The Resource Able Archer 83 : the secret history of the NATO exercise that almost triggered nuclear war, Nate Jones ; with a foreword by Thomas S. Blanton

Able Archer 83 : the secret history of the NATO exercise that almost triggered nuclear war, Nate Jones ; with a foreword by Thomas S. Blanton

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Able Archer 83 : the secret history of the NATO exercise that almost triggered nuclear war
Title
Able Archer 83
Title remainder
the secret history of the NATO exercise that almost triggered nuclear war
Statement of responsibility
Nate Jones ; with a foreword by Thomas S. Blanton
Title variation
Secret history of the NATO exercise that almost triggered nuclear war
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In November 1983, Soviet nuclear forces went on high alert. After months nervously watching increasingly assertive NATO military posturing, Soviet intelligence agencies in Western Europe received flash telegrams reporting alarming activity on U.S. bases. In response, the Soviets began planning for a countdown to a nuclear first strike by NATO on Eastern Europe. And then Able Archer 83, a vast NATO war game exercise that modeled a Soviet attack on NATO allies, ended. What the West didn't know at the time was that the Soviets thought Operation Able Archer 83 was real and were actively preparing for a surprise missile attack from NATO. This close scrape with Armageddon was largely unknown until last October when the U.S. government released a ninety-four-page presidential analysis of Able Archer that the National Security Archive had spent over a decade trying to declassify. Able Archer 83 is based upon more than a thousand pages of declassified documents that archive staffer Nate Jones has pried loose from several U.S. government agencies and British archives, as well as from formerly classified Soviet Politburo and KGB files, vividly recreating the atmosphere that nearly unleashed nuclear war
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DLC
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Jones, Nate
Dewey number
355.5/209409048
Index
index present
LC call number
UA646
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Europe
  • Military maneuvers
  • Nuclear crisis control
  • United States
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Europe, Western
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Cold War
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Diplomatic relations
  • History
  • Military maneuvers
  • Military readiness
  • Nuclear crisis control
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
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Able Archer 83 : the secret history of the NATO exercise that almost triggered nuclear war, Nate Jones ; with a foreword by Thomas S. Blanton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
953576489
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620972625
Lccn
2016032122
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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b688d85a-20f8-4f04-8e2a-7b0e5685a12c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953576489
Label
Able Archer 83 : the secret history of the NATO exercise that almost triggered nuclear war, Nate Jones ; with a foreword by Thomas S. Blanton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
953576489
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620972625
Lccn
2016032122
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b688d85a-20f8-4f04-8e2a-7b0e5685a12c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953576489

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