The Southern Flank: 10 July, 1987 Part II

It was generally accepted that the Southwestern Theater of Military Operations (SWTVD) would constitute a secondary theater in the opening days of a war against NATO. The Western TVD (WTVD) was the theater of highest priority and understandably so. SWTVD objectives in the first 3-4 days of hostilities were to halt any NATO air or …

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Opening Moves *

Hostilities between NATO and the Warsaw Pact began at 0103 hours Local Time (Zulu +1) on 9 July, 1987. For a war that would spread across the globe in a matter of days and involve millions, the opening clashes between combatants were modest The first shots were exchanged just outside of the NATO airbase at …