Moscow Mules

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 what went on in Moscow during the 1956 visit are obscure, but I stumbled across this in Ike’s daily Current Intelligence Bulletin.