BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20191015T131743Z UID:5DA5C6F76E0B7-925 DTSTART:20191023T160000Z DTEND:20191023T173000Z SUMMARY:The War Scare That Wasn’t: Able Archer 83 and the Myths of the Second Cold War DESCRIPTION:Abstract Did the Cold War of the 1980s nearly turn hot? Much has been made of NATO’s November 1983 Able Archer 83 command post exercise\, which the literature typically casts as having nearly precipitated a nuclear war. Warsaw Pact policy-makers\, according to the conventional wisdom\, suspected that the exercise was more than just a rehearsal of nuclear escalation and concluded that a surprise nuclear attack was imminent\, nearly launching a preemptive strike of their own. This paper overturns this... LOCATION:E40-496 (Pye Room) STATUS:CONFIRMED TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR