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 concern from an international perspective.

Despite the discoveries of contemporary study, there's nonetheless even more to be printed concerning the dealing with of nuclear guns ahead of and through the Cuban Missile predicament (CMC). that includes contributions from a couple of eminent overseas students of nuclear heritage, intelligence, espionage, political technological know-how and chilly warfare reports, An foreign historical past of the Cuban Missile Crisis reports and displays on one of many severe moments of the chilly warfare, focussing on 3 key areas.

First, the quantity highlights the significance of reminiscence as a necessary beginning of old knowing and demonstrates how occasions that count in simple terms on old files gives you deceptive debts. This specialise 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 task, explored via reminiscences of the aircrews that problem debts in line 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 crucial value to the origins, dynamics and results of the missile quandary. experiences of hitherto ignored corporations equivalent to the united states security Intelligence company (DIA) and the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) either expand our figuring out of British and American intelligence equipment during this interval and increase our realizing 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 chance of inadvertent use of nuclear guns is evaluated and a brand new proposed framework for the research of nuclear probability recommend. ?

This quantity might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of intelligence stories, foreign background, overseas coverage, defense stories and IR mostly.

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