Able Archer 83: The War Game That Almost Became Real
Everyone knows the story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, generally considered to be the most dangerous moment in the Cold War. But a lesser-known incident also created a scenario where one or two wrong moves might have resulted in an all-out nuclear war. “Able Archer 83,” as it’s known, was a NATO war game that almost became the real thing. Find out why and how catastrophe was averted in this episode of Wilson Center NOW.
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