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 drawback from a world perspective.

Despite the discoveries of contemporary learn, there's nonetheless even more to be published in regards to the dealing with of nuclear guns prior to and through the Cuban Missile situation (CMC). that includes contributions from a couple of eminent foreign students of nuclear heritage, intelligence, espionage, political technological know-how and chilly conflict experiences, An foreign background of the Cuban Missile Crisis studies and displays on one of many severe moments of the chilly struggle, focussing on 3 key areas.

First, the amount highlights the significance of reminiscence as a vital beginning of historic realizing and demonstrates how occasions that count basically on ancient files supplies deceptive debts. This specialise in reminiscence extends the scope of the present literature through exploring hitherto missed facets of the CMC, together with an research of the operational facets of Bomber Command job, explored via reminiscences of the aircrews that problem debts in accordance with legit documents. The editors then cross directly to discover elements of intelligence whose achievements and failings have more and more been regarded to be of imperative value to the origins, dynamics and results of the missile predicament. reports of hitherto overlooked enterprises equivalent to the USA safeguard Intelligence company (DIA) and the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) either expand our knowing of British and American intelligence equipment during this interval and improve our realizing of key episodes and checks within the missile crisis.?Finally, the publication explores the chance of nuclear conflict 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 chance recommend. ?

This quantity might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of intelligence reviews, foreign heritage, international coverage, safeguard stories and IR often.

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