By David Gioe,Len Scott,Christopher Andrew

This edited quantity addresses the most classes and legacies of the 1962 Cuban Missile situation 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 ahead of and through the Cuban Missile problem (CMC). that includes contributions from a few eminent foreign students of nuclear heritage, intelligence, espionage, political technology and chilly struggle experiences, An foreign background of the Cuban Missile Crisis studies and displays on one of many severe 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 historic documents delivers deceptive money owed. This specialise in reminiscence extends the scope of the present literature by way of exploring hitherto overlooked points of the CMC, together with an research of the operational elements of Bomber Command job, explored via reminiscences of the aircrews that problem bills in keeping with authentic documents. The editors then move directly to discover facets of intelligence whose achievements and failings have more and more been known to be of principal value to the origins, dynamics and results of the missile problem. reports of hitherto ignored organizations similar to the U.S. security Intelligence service provider (DIA) and the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) either expand our realizing of British and American intelligence equipment during this interval and improve our realizing of key episodes and exams within the missile crisis.?Finally, the booklet 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 probability recommend. ?

This quantity can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of intelligence reports, overseas historical past, international coverage, protection stories and IR often.

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