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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2021 7:44 p.m. PST

… Union Came To Launching A Nuclear Attack During A NATO Weapons Exercise In 1983

"Newly released US intelligence files show how close the Soviet Union came to launching a nuclear attack during a NATO weapons exercise in 1983.

The Communist bloc put fighter bombers strapped with nuclear bombs on high alert in East Germany during a 'war scare' prompted by a NATO exercise in Western Europe called Able Archer in November 1983.

Soviet leader Yuri Andropov made 'preparations for the immediate use of nuclear weapons' and forces were on 30-minute standby to destroy enemy targets in what was one of the tensest moments of the Cold War…"

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The declassified documents are here ….
"Able Archer War Scare "Potentially Disastrous"



Oddball21 Feb 2021 9:37 a.m. PST

In the background of the photo from 1983 looking at Coretta Scott King is Joe Biden, then a having already served 10 years as a senator.

Also is Ted Kennedy in the crowd.

SBminisguy21 Feb 2021 12:54 p.m. PST

Also is Ted Kennedy in the crowd.

Good 'ol Ted -- the man who contacted the Soviets to help him with his 1984 run for the presidency…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 2:32 p.m. PST



Nick Bowler21 Feb 2021 5:16 p.m. PST

SBMinisguy. Wrong. link

walkabout Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 9:53 p.m. PST

Don't bother us with facts.

Legion 422 Feb 2021 8:37 a.m. PST

"Never let the truth get in the away of a good !" … My buddy from TX said that ! 🤠🐎

Legion 422 Feb 2021 4:18 p.m. PST

DOH !!! Never let the truth get in the way of a good story !

[Was in a hurry and I'm old fart ]

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2021 11:21 a.m. PST



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