How a NATO-Russia World War III Conflict Would Have Killed Us All
The National Interest -

Robert Farley

Security, Europe

What could have been. 

Key point: Billions might have died. 

Even before the guns fell silent in Europe in 1945, it became apparent to American and British planners that the Soviet Union would hold a massive advantage in land power along the Central front. In the early post-war years, Western planners hoped that nuclear weapons would keep the Soviets at bay. As the USSR’s own missile and nuclear programs accelerated, however, it became apparent that NATO (which...

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