Scotland ready to reprise role in thawing Cold War
John Sturrock writes in The Times
In a new book, 1983: The World at the Brink, Taylor Downing describes how close we came that year to nuclear war between the US and the USSR. President Reagan’s Star Wars programme and the shooting down of a South Korean 747 airliner by Soviet fighter jets on September 1, killing all 269 people on board, ramped up tensions to a level which seems, in retrospect, to exceed the Cuban crisis two decades earlier. The book explains how the threat was averted, in what is described as a real-life thriller. However, so far as I can find, there is no mention of the crucial role played by Scotland in easing those tensions.
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