War Scare: Russia and America on the Nuclear Brink

War Scare: Russia and America on the Nuclear Brink

War Scare: Russia and America on the Nuclear Brink

War Scare: Russia and America on the Nuclear Brink


Why do American intelligence officials maintain fallout shelters and private contingency plans to evacuate their families in the event of a Russian nuclear strike--even in today's post-Cold War era of U.S.-Russian partnership? The frightening answer lies within the pages of War Scare, a terrifying assessment of the prospect for nuclear holocaust in our day. Written by Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA military analyst, War Scare provides a history of our country's little-known brushes with nuclear war and warns that, contrary to popular opinion and the assurances of our political leaders, the possibility of a Russian attack still exists. Nuclear deterrence has been the foundation of Western security for the last 50 years, but since the end of the Cold War, Russian military doctrine has become more destabilizing, and much more dangerous, than is commonly believed.


It will be a major political mistake of those who insist on the NATO expansion. It will definitely send the whole of Europe into the flames of war.

--President Boris Yeltsin, September 8, 1995

The Soviet conscience, still borne by many of our citizens, leaves no room for doubt. They wonder, "who is responsible for our disintegration?" China? No. The Islamic world? No. Who then? The West.

--General Aleksandr Lebed, March 27, 1996

The role of nuclear weapons today remains even more important than it was during the Cold War.

--Viktor Surikov, Director, Institute of Defense Studies, September 10, 1996

One of the reasons for Russia's increased emphasis on nuclear weapons . . . has clearly been NATO's expansion. The Cold War is over, but the threat of a new world war is only just taking on new form.

--Novyye Izvestiya, January 14, 1998

NATO enlargement means the appearance of the most serious threat to our country since 1945.

--Russian Duma Resolution, January 23, 1998

The world has never in this decade been so close as now to the brink of nuclear war.

--Former Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, May 28, 1999 . . .

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