Able Archer

It 1983, probably one of the tensest years of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. In November of that year, the US conducted wargames in conjunction with NATO. Unfortunately, due to massive intelligence failures, the Soviet Union thought that the US was about to launch a surprise nuclear attack, and were one step away from launching a retaliation. The Soviet Union, no offense, is great because it has some of the most spectacular failures the modern world has ever seen. This documentary”1983: Brink Of Apocalypse” does a very good job of breaking down the events leading to the 6 day escalation that occured during the Able Archer exercises. It was produced by the British, so they take every chance they get to whine about being left out of everything:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1630001170436508560

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