By David Gioe,Len Scott,Christopher Andrew
This edited quantity addresses the most classes and legacies of the 1962 Cuban Missile trouble from a world perspective.
Despite the discoveries of modern examine, there's nonetheless even more to be printed in regards to the dealing with of nuclear guns earlier than and through the Cuban Missile drawback (CMC). that includes contributions from a couple of eminent overseas students of nuclear background, intelligence, espionage, political technology and chilly warfare experiences, An foreign heritage of the Cuban Missile Crisis experiences 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 an important origin of ancient realizing and demonstrates how occasions that depend basically on old files offers deceptive money owed. This specialize in reminiscence extends the scope of the prevailing literature by means of exploring hitherto ignored facets 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 according to professional files. The editors then cross directly to discover facets of intelligence whose achievements and failings have more and more been recognized to be of vital significance to the origins, dynamics and results of the missile drawback. stories of hitherto missed corporations reminiscent of the united states protection Intelligence company (DIA) and the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) either expand our realizing of British and American intelligence equipment during this interval and enhance our figuring out of key episodes and checks within the missile crisis.?Finally, the booklet 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 threat recommend. ?
This quantity can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of intelligence experiences, overseas heritage, international coverage, defense stories and IR often.
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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