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A NATO nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. A Warsaw Pact land assault on Western Europe. An electric fence between North and South Vietnam. A U.S. base on the moon. These scenarios may sound wildly unlikely, but, during the Cold War, these operations and many others were seriously considered by both sides.
In Cold War Plans That Never Happened, Michael Kerrigan tells the stories of some of the most secret and outrageous operations that were conceived, many that would have changed the course of history—from the U.S. scheme to oust Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz to Chiang Kai Shek’s plans to reinvade China to experiments in psychokinesis. On a spread-by-spread basis, the book explains the context of each planned operation, explores whether it might have been successful, and speculates what the impact might have been if it had gone ahead. Arranged by continents, the book includes easy-to-read fact boxes, hundreds of rare photographs, illustrations and maps that demonstrate that these were real operations seriously considered by the planning staffs.
Cold War Plans That Never Happened offers a fascinating angle on the war between East and West.
Hardcover Book : 192 pages
Publisher: Amber Books ( June 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-547974
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.5 inches
Product Weight: 28.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)