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Stanislav Petrov[edit]

You guys should really think about adding in a bit about the hero Stanislov Petrov. It really adds a valuable dimension to the discussion about Near Nuclear Incidents in 1983. He may have saved the world, and he was recently honored by the UN with a prize. Here is the link: Thanks for the consideration. Marcwiki9 03:58, 11 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

- "Despite his correct call, Petrov was disciplined and dismissed from the service." This appears to be wrong. Here is a more recent report with some more details, the author talked to Petrov: "In addition, virtually all falsely claimed Petrov had been dismissed from the army. In this direction is simply that originally failed to be headed action planned religious ceremony, as had been found as the cause of the vulnerability of the system, subject to supervisor before the secrecy to protect their own face. However, he later received a medal for other services to the construction of the facility and was eventually promoted even. He left the military in the following year for purely family reasons, but returned as a civilian, eventually returning to his former post." (sorry, Google Transl.) (talk) 19:54, 14 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would be surprised if the Petrov event was NOT related to Jeffrey Carney warning East Germany that there will be exercises which will look like the real thing. Petrov received an award in Dresden maybe 2 years ago. Anybody who can read German might check him out in the German transcription Stanislaw Petrow. 2001:8003:A0B9:C400:9C53:EEA:67ED:488E (talk) 05:44, 7 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Americans[edit]

Did the "The Day After" episode actually mention Able Archer? HughesJohn (talk) 13:53, 10 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2020 paper in intro[edit]

Could we get an explanation why the conventional account is wrong instead of one sentence. A single source needs to have a good explanation for why when it so thoroughly disagrees with the narrative reported by many other sources.Kylesenior (talk) 04:06, 5 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some recently declassified primary sources[edit]

Some declassified writings by Leonard Perroots gives additional details about specific Soviet Air Force units placed on heightened readiness "which included preparations for immediate use of nuclear weapons".[1] JeanPassepartout (talk) 04:53, 26 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]