The Guardian’s organized computer destruction represents just one chapter of a governmental “freak-out,” in which the British government was unprepared for its secrets to come out.
What America’s current foreign policy-makers should learn from a week in 1983 when the Cold War nearly turned a thermonuclear hot.
Thirty years ago this week, the world almost ended. In what seems an alternative universe compared with the one we inhabit today, aging leaders in the Kremlin looked out their windows and saw the West preparing for war.
In response, they ordered the Soviet Union’s conventional and strategic nuclear forces to go on