The Fires of October: The Planned US Invasion of Cuba During by Blaine Pardoe

By Blaine Pardoe

It used to be the nearest we ever got here to unleashing the 3rd international War.... just like that global was once so terrible to think about that each side stepped clear of that precipice and opted for peace. Fires of October is the exhilarating army heritage of the Cuban Missile predicament exploring intimately the strategic plans carried out by means of American military as they headed in the direction of a catastrophic nuclear collision with Cuba and the USSR. utilizing lately declassified fabric, Blaine Pardoe systematically recounts the origins of the quandary, from the Berlin hindrance of 1961 and Cuba s army metamorphosis, to the inner disorganization of the U.S. army, which exacerbated tensions among america, Cuba, and the USSR. Pardoe finds that the invasion plans have been in keeping with previous intelligence, outmoded maps, and misconceptions in regards to the dimension, power, and composition of the Soviet forces in Cuba; for the 1st time, and with harrowing effects, he scrutinizes the aptitude fallout had the invasion long gone forward. Gripping and unnerving, Fires of October exhibits us simply how shut the realm got here to nuclear war.

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