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By Nate Jones,Thomas S. Blanton

In November 1983, Soviet nuclear forces went on excessive alert. After months nervously staring at more and more assertive NATO army posturing, Soviet intelligence organizations in Western Europe obtained flash telegrams reporting alarming job on U.S. bases. In reaction, the Soviets begun making plans for a countdown to a nuclear first strike by means of NATO on jap Europe. after which capable Archer eighty three, an enormous NATO conflict video game workout that modeled a Soviet assault on NATO allies, ended.

What the West didn’t comprehend on the time was once that the Soviets proposal Operation capable Archer eighty three was once genuine and have been actively getting ready for a shock missile assault from NATO. This shut scrape with Armageddon was once mostly unknown till final October while the U.S. executive published a ninety-four-page presidential research of capable Archer that the nationwide safeguard Archive had spent over a decade attempting to declassify. Able Archer 83 is predicated upon greater than one thousand pages of declassified records that archive staffer Nate Jones has pried free from a number of U.S. executive enterprises and British records, in addition to from previously categorised Soviet Politburo and KGB records, vividly recreating the ambience that almost unleashed nuclear war.

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