Sounding the Tocsin: NSC 68 and the Soviet Threat

  title={Sounding the Tocsin: NSC 68 and the Soviet Threat},
  author={Samuel F. Wells},
  journal={International Security},
  pages={116 - 158}
  • S. Wells
  • Published 23 January 1979
  • Political Science
  • International Security
I A n important national security study concludes that recent technological developments ”have greatly intensified the Soviet threat to the security of the United States. . . In particular, the United States now faces the contingency that within the next four or five years the Soviet Union will possess the military capability of delivering a surprise attack of such weight that the United States must have substantially increased general air, ground, and sea strength, atomic capabilities, and air… 
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