The Northern Flank D+8 (17 July, 1987) Part III

Land operations in Norway remained a secondary matter for both sides on D+8. In the last thirty-six hours, environmental, meteorological, and operational considerations all played roles of varying consequence for Soviet, and NATO ground commanders. As previously detailed, air and sea operations were assuming the lion’s share of prominence in theater. Even though AFNORTH and …

World War III Pop Culture: A Review of Threads Part II

Mike Jackson directed Threads. Before the film project even took off, he and the film’s writer Barry Hines did extensive research on nuclear war, and a number of related topics. The British government at the time was light years ahead of the United States with regards to planning for its populace to be prepared for …

Search for the Stealth: D-1 (8 July, 1987) Part I **

His diplomatic immunity was no longer valid, Sergei Prokofiev reminded himself. The British government had already declared most Soviet diplomats in the United Kingdom persona non grata. In effect, they were no longer welcomed here and the Brits were officially kicking them out of the country. The move had been announced three days ago and …