The Southern Flank: D+2 (11 July, 1987) Part I

Overall, D+2 was a quiet twenty-four hour period across the Southern Flank. Reinforcements continued moving into theater for both NATO and the Warsaw Pact as both sides continued their respective preparations for offensive and defensive operations. To be frank, neither side was ready to launch a major land offensive at the present time, though this …

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The View From The Flanks: AFSOUTH 6 July, 1987 *

For the Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Southern Europe (CINC-SOUTH) Admiral James Busey USN, the bulk of 6 July was spent on the telephone with Norfolk attempting to pry an aircraft carrier away from SACLANT for use in the Mediterranean theater. As it stood, the Sixth Fleet had only one carrier in the Mediterranean at present with …