All-Source Intelligence Report finds US-Soviet Nuclear Relations on "Hair Trigger" in 1983
Alert Air Force General acted "out of instinct, not informed guidance" to Stop Escalation of the Crisis
Soviet "Huffing and Puffing?" "Crying Wolf?" "Rattling Pots and Pans?" or "A Real Worry That We Could Come into Conflict through Miscalculation?"
"Blue's use of nuclear weapons did not stop Orange's aggression." Able Archer 83 Declassified
"Rather Stunning Array of Indicators" of the Soviet Reaction to Able Archer 83 had "A Dimension of Genuineness ... Often Not Reflected in Intelligence Issuances."
by Nate Jones with a forward by Tom Blanton.
The first comprehensive report on the 1983 War Scare, “The Detection of Soviet Preparations for War Against NATO” warned that a November 1983 nuclear release exercise called Able Archer 83 could have spooked the Soviets into a preemptive nuclear attack against the West. Despite this document's importance, its contents remain unavailable to the public, withheld by the British Cabinet Office. The National Security Archive continues to fight for its release.