Disclosures at the National Security Archive NSA

The 1983 War Scare: “The Last Paroxysm” of the Cold War
Published on National Security Archive NSA, Electronic Briefing Book No. 428, by Nate Jones, Assisted by Lauren Harper, May 22, 2013.

  • Part III: “Rather Stunning Array of Indicators” of the Soviet Reaction to Able Archer 83 had “A Dimension of Genuineness … Often Not Reflected in Intelligence Issuances.”

The 1983 War Scare: “The Last Paroxysm” of the Cold War
Published on National Security Archive NSA, Electronic Briefing Book No. 427, by Nate Jones, Assisted by Lauren Harper, May 21, 2013.

  • Part II: “Blue’s use of nuclear weapons did not stop Orange’s aggression”
  • Able Archer 83 Declassified

The 1983 War Scare
Published on National Security Archive NSA, Electronic Briefing Book No. 426, by Nate Jones, Assisted by Lauren Harper, with Document Contributions from Svetlana Savranskaya, May 16, 2013.

  • Part I: Soviet “Huffing and Puffing?” “Crying Wolf?” “Rattling Pots and Pans?” or “A Real Worry That We Could Come into Conflict through Miscalculation?”
  • Largest On-Line Set of Primary Sources on “The Last Paroxysm” of the Cold War Suggests … Both.

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