THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

Race to a standoff

How an American officer pushed to build weapons of mass destruction to keep peace with the USSR

(John Hersey)
By Richard Rhodes
Globe Correspondent / October 4, 2009

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One by one, the hidden extremities of the Cold War are coming to light. We now know that the United States and the Soviet Union stumbled much closer to nuclear war during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis than American leaders understood at the time, because the Soviets did in fact have operational land- and submarine-based nuclear weapons in and around ... (Full article: 1017 words)

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