For tomorrow: Happy Birthday Ex Able Archer 1983

AlienFTM

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#1
In the office we were discussing global events and I was reminded of Ex Able Archer 1983 which I explained to the team. Then I went to my friend Mr Google and I see that it started 2 Nov 83. Thing is, with the benefit of nearly 30 years' hindsight, is the world a safer place now than it was then?
 
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fozzy

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#2
Good question. At least when things started to get " sporty" during AA, there were rational human beings who could see what was over the abyss and stood down. Not sure we've got that in place anymore.
 

Travelgall

LE
Kit Reviewer
#3
Able Archer, how many pairs of underpants in Russia needed laundering after that one?
 

AlienFTM

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#6
Able Archer, how many pairs of underpants in Russia needed laundering after that one?
Mine certainly did. Not because I had the faintest inkling about Able Archer until it became news a few years ago, but because at the time I was on the 1 Armd Div FTX (I think it might even have been ET. That boxhead website says yes: M136.de » 1983) on the banks of the Weser when AA kicked off and the grollies simply needed digging out as usual afterwards. How well I remember 31 October as it was The Night of the Mad Dog ... but that's a different story.
 

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