A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess? —Joshua
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It took me a long time to finish the book. It contains too much information to divulge and I needed to do the occasional back and forth to remind me of stuff I’d read in the previous chapters.
If you ever wonder how one prepares for a nuclear conflict, target decision, actually starting such a war, it extent and even the tactical deployment, along with any problems that may arise in the process, and there are many, this is a book you need t read.
Humanity it seems has averted omnicide a number of times. Not only in the case of the Cuban crisis which is detailed, but also on a number of other cases also. You get to get a glimpse within the many different stakeholders during planning and deployment, conflicting interests, expected number of deaths, presidential and other civilian and military views on the matter. Highly illuminating book. One I came across by pure chance.