The Western Pacific D+11 (20 July, 1987) Part III

Conditions along the Sino-Soviet frontier on D+11 were precarious to say the least. Soviet and Chinese forces stationed along the border maintained their vigilance, sharply aware of how close their respective nations stood to the brink of war. Cognizant of the incidents over the past two days, both sides avoided moving large numbers of troops, …

The Politics of Global War: Vulnerable Deterrent Part II

After eight and a half days of world war, the strain and pressure of leading a nation in the fight for its very survival was beginning to affect General Secretary Romanov. Thus far, the war had not gone the way he originally envisioned. During moments of brief, involuntary honesty, Romanov could admit this to himself. …

The Politics of Global War: The Polish Powder Keg

After eight days of war the Polish People‚Äôs Republic was beginning to show signs of uneasiness. Though the evidence was generally unnoticed by a world preoccupied by the war raging, it was nevertheless present, and smoldering. The direct effects of the war were being felt more by Poland than any other Warsaw Pact member-state, with …