In Deconstructing Dr. Strangelove I discuss a 1956 visit to Moscow by Generals Nathan Twining and Thomas Power. During this visit, the behaviour of the Soviet leadership led Power to formulate a deterrent strategy directed personally at Khrushchev, one that paid off during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The details of
From a 1955 Current Intelligence Bulletin.
A thought-provoking exposition of possible technologies applied to a future battlefield riddled with something worse than COVID-19….
Mask up and stay safe, just like the B-52 crews! (available at Bomber Patches)
Big shout out to my former students Jess Davis and Leah West on their new article, “Measuring Impact, Uncovering Bias? Citation Analysis ofLiterature on Women in Terrorism”by Jessica Davis, Leah West, and Amarnath Amarasingam at: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/binaries/content/assets/customsites/perspectives-on-terrorism/2021/issue-2/davis-et-al.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0Dq5hBS_NNg9s2Y0e_KCjSLFBxOPva7L2SXiEWnHLYo8nNSjyR9ouGhxM
I’m looking forward to chatting with Andrew Hammond on the intelligence aspects of my new book, “Emergency War Plan: The American Doomsday Machine 1945-1960.” We have a SpyCast tentatively scheduled for 2 June 2021 but check back for updates!
I visited the museum several years ago when I was researching Deconstructing Dr. Strangelove and it was a pleasure to reconnect with curator Sandy Fye and her outreach staff led by Julie Dolegowski. It was a wonderful evening which included audience members who flew B-52s on Airborne Alert and even