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Old 05-24-2013, 09:41   #1
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War Scare - Able Archer 83

This one brings back memories and the FOIA released 7th Air Division's AAR is a pretty good read.

According to a declassified National Security Agency history, American Cryptology During the Cold War, the "period 1982-1984 marked the most dangerous Soviet-American confrontation since the Cuban Missile Crisis." The secret history recounts that "Cold War hysteria reached its peak" in the autumn of 1983 with a NATO nuclear-release exercise named Able Archer 83, which -- according to a CIA Special National Intelligence Estimate -- caused "Soviet air units in Germany and Poland [to assume] high alert status with readying of nuclear strike forces."

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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/article...her?page=0%2C0
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:57   #2
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Thanks sir. Go down all the rabbit holes folks, interesting stuff.
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