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  1. Jeff Jeff says:

    It no doubt would be difficult to write a single all enconmpassing book on the Cold War due to the complexities of the geopolitical struggle on a world wide stage David Miller focuses his book on Europe and the stand off between NATO and the Warsaw Pact There are certainly interesting descriptions of the diplomatic and political evolution of both NATO and the Warsaw Pact It gives a hint of the chaotic period immediately following World War II There are also discussions of major events from 1 It no doubt would be difficult to write a single all enconmpassing book on the Cold War due to the complexities of the geopolitical struggle on a world wide stage David Miller focuses his book on Europe and the stand off between NATO and the Warsaw Pact There are certainly interesting descriptions of the diplomatic and political evolution of both NATO and the Warsaw Pact It gives a hint of the chaotic period immediately following World War II There are also discussions of major events from 1945 to 1989 such as the various Berlin crisies and the Pershing II missle deployment However, these discussions are rather short to keep the volume to a manageable size What does occupy a significant amount of space is virtually an inventory of major weapons systems the two sides deployed over the years The laundry list of weapons and statistics sometimes bordered on tedium The author was obviously of the opinion that any conflict in Europe would quickly go nuclear Therefore, considerable attention is placed on both tactical and strategic nucklear weapons and policies His use of unclassified official studies made for some interesting reading Tthe possible devastation to Europe wuold have been beyond words.The edition reviewed here was published in 1998 It would be interesting to update the volume with additional information available since then from Russian sources Events such as the 1983 Able Archer exercise would be an interesting addition to the book.I can recommend this book to true miliraty history aficionados, especially those who served in the military and in Europe during the Cold War The casual reader I think would quickly get bored with the sterle analytical style


  2. Melvin Patterson Melvin Patterson says:

    Interesting discussions about the history and the strategic use of military weapons during the Cold War That said, incredibly tedious There s an awful lot of detail about specific weapon systems and designs that lack any kind of context in the sense of military decision making and thought underlying adoption of weapon systems or the lack thereof It s like the author had a list of weapon and other systems he obtained from a FOIA or other government request and just slapped the list into the Interesting discussions about the history and the strategic use of military weapons during the Cold War That said, incredibly tedious There s an awful lot of detail about specific weapon systems and designs that lack any kind of context in the sense of military decision making and thought underlying adoption of weapon systems or the lack thereof It s like the author had a list of weapon and other systems he obtained from a FOIA or other government request and just slapped the list into the book without much thought or analysis The first part of the book really sets the stage for what was going on militarily and politically, but after that, the book kind of degenerates into a weapons inventory


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