Sunday, 16 December , 2018

Cuban missile crisis

The Korean Missile Crisis

Why Deterrence Is Still the Best Option By Scott D. Sagan Published at www.foreignaffairs.com It is time for the U.S. government to admit that it has failed...

World War III: This is How the U.S. Military Would Have...

By Michael Peck October 27, 2017 Attention, people of Cuba: Obey the orders of the U.S. Army, or suffer the consequences. This is what the Cubans would...

Putin on Nuclear Arms, October Revolution, Trump, Catalonia, BRICS, West and...

Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary session of the 14th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club titled The World of the Future: Moving Through Conflict...

Cuban Missile Crisis: 14 Days When the World Was on the...

On October 14, 1962, 55 years ago, a US Air Force U-2 spy plane took pictures confirming the deployment of Soviet R-12 missiles on...

On the Brink of Nuclear War

September 5, 2017 Special Report: As nuclear war looms in Korea, the life-or-death question is whether President Trump and his team can somehow marshal the...

History will be the Judge: Fidel Castro, 1926-2016

On 26 July 1953 an angry young lawyer, Fidel Castro, led a small band of armed men in an attempt to seize the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba, in Oriente province. Most of the guerrillas were killed. Castro was tried and defended himself with a masterly speech replete with classical references and quotations from Balzac and Rousseau, that ended with the

Did the US Plan a First Nuclear Strike?

I quickly read the article and was stunned. The central document was a Top Secret/Eyes Only summary memo of a July 1961 National Security Council meeting written by Howard Burris, the military aide to then-Vice President Lyndon Johnson, which was afterward deposited in the Johnson Archives and eventually declassified. The discussion focused on the effectiveness of a planned nuclear first strike, suggesting that 1963 would be the optimal date since America’s relative advantage in intercontinental nuclear missiles would be greatest at that point.