D+23 (1 August, 1987) 1215-1500 Zulu

Moscow, USSR 1215 Zulu (1615 Local) The mid-afternoon session of the Politburo concluded earlier than anticipated. The mood had soured very early on and before anyone could think of containment it was too late. Vladimir Dolgikh was the figure that the opposition rallied around, somewhat to Romanov’s surprise. He’d expected another twenty-four hours to pass …

The Central Front D+16 (25 July, 1987) Part IV Bravo

1st Cavalry Division’s commander General John Yeosock was discovering a potential way to bring his entire division into the battle in a decisive fashion. The loose collection of thoughts in his mind came together and a plan was taking shape. The inspiration for his plan was the brilliant thunder run pulled off by the 2nd …