New Sources on the Role of Soviet Submarines in the Cuban Missile Crisis

  title={New Sources on the Role of Soviet Submarines in the Cuban Missile Crisis},
  author={Svetlana Savranskaya},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  pages={233 - 259}
Drawing on evidence collected from eyewitness interviews, new Russian secondary sources, as well as recently declassified documents from both sides, the author significantly widens the academic understanding of the maritime dimension of this gravest crisis of the Cold War. Most significant is her conclusion that Soviet commanders were led by complex and challenging tactical circumstances, including unreliable communications and malfunctioning equipment, which might have prompted them to… Expand
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