An International History of the Cuban Missile Crisis: A by David Gioe,Len Scott,Christopher Andrew

By David Gioe,Len Scott,Christopher Andrew

This edited quantity addresses the most classes and legacies of the 1962 Cuban Missile main issue from an international perspective.

Despite the discoveries of modern learn, there's nonetheless even more to be published concerning the dealing with of nuclear guns ahead of and through the Cuban Missile trouble (CMC). that includes contributions from a couple of eminent foreign students of nuclear background, intelligence, espionage, political technological know-how and chilly struggle stories, An overseas heritage of the Cuban Missile Crisis reports and displays on one of many serious moments of the chilly conflict, focussing on 3 key areas.

First, the quantity highlights the significance of reminiscence as a necessary origin of ancient figuring out and demonstrates how occasions that depend in basic terms on old documents provides deceptive debts. This specialize in reminiscence extends the scope of the prevailing literature by way of exploring hitherto overlooked elements of the CMC, together with an research of the operational points of Bomber Command job, explored via reminiscences of the aircrews that problem money owed in response to reputable documents. The editors then cross directly to discover points of intelligence whose achievements and failings have more and more been regarded to be of crucial value to the origins, dynamics and results of the missile obstacle. experiences of hitherto ignored organizations akin to the USA protection Intelligence organisation (DIA) and the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) either expand our knowing of British and American intelligence equipment during this interval and enhance our knowing of key episodes and exams within the missile crisis.?Finally, the e-book explores the chance of nuclear warfare and appears at how shut we got here to nuclear conflict.? the danger of inadvertent use of nuclear guns is evaluated and a brand new proposed framework for the research of nuclear threat recommend. ?

This quantity could be of a lot curiosity to scholars of intelligence experiences, foreign background, overseas coverage, safeguard stories and IR ordinarily.

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