A Student of History

September 20, 2007

WW3 Plans Just Uncovered

Filed under: Wars — John Maass @ 1:35 pm

A fascinating story in The Telegraph, and shows what a good researcher can still uncover from the archives!

Chilling Soviet plans to launch massive nuclear strikes in Europe followed by a ground offensive in Germany and southern France have been unearthed by a Nato historian, Petr Lunak from NATO’s information office in Brussels.  According to scenarios drafted in 1964, Warsaw Pact forces planned to use 131 tactical nuclear missiles and bombs to sideline NATO armaments and destroy Western Europe’s political and communications centres, in the event of an “imperialist” strike.

According to Mr Lunak, the plan was still an option until 1986, three years before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

1 Comment »

  1. Even though the Soviet Union is long gone, those plans are still an option for Russia today. The rhetoric coming out of Vladamir Putins mouth is evidence that the distrust and hate didn’t vanish with the Berlin wall and the military options to take out Western Europe, Canada and the United States still exists to this day. The Russians still have nuclear weapons and they are still pointed in our general direction.

    Comment by Mark — November 20, 2007 @ 3:47 am | Reply

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