By David Gioe,Len Scott,Christopher Andrew
This edited quantity addresses the most classes and legacies of the 1962 Cuban Missile challenge from a world perspective.
Despite the discoveries of modern examine, there's nonetheless even more to be published concerning the dealing with of nuclear guns sooner than and through the Cuban Missile quandary (CMC). that includes contributions from a few eminent overseas students of nuclear historical past, intelligence, espionage, political technology and chilly conflict reviews, An overseas heritage of the Cuban Missile Crisis studies and displays on one of many serious moments of the chilly struggle, focussing on 3 key areas.
First, the quantity highlights the significance of reminiscence as a vital beginning of historic realizing and demonstrates how occasions that count in basic terms on ancient files supplies deceptive debts. This specialise in reminiscence extends the scope of the present literature by way of exploring hitherto missed features of the CMC, together with an research of the operational points of Bomber Command task, explored via reminiscences of the aircrews that problem debts in keeping with reliable files. The editors then cross directly to discover points of intelligence whose achievements and failings have more and more been acknowledged to be of valuable significance to the origins, dynamics and results of the missile problem. experiences of hitherto ignored enterprises comparable to the USA safeguard Intelligence supplier (DIA) and the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) either expand our realizing of British and American intelligence equipment during this interval and increase our figuring out of key episodes and tests within the missile crisis.?Finally, the ebook explores the chance of nuclear struggle and appears at how shut we got here to nuclear conflict.? the chance of inadvertent use of nuclear guns is evaluated and a brand new proposed framework for the research of nuclear probability recommend. ?
This quantity can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of intelligence stories, foreign heritage, international coverage, safety experiences and IR as a rule.
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An International History of the Cuban Missile Crisis: A 50-year retrospective (Studies in Intelligence) by David Gioe,Len Scott,Christopher Andrew