8 April 2021 — National Security Archive
Berlin Crisis in 1961-62 Disclosed U.S.-European Gap on Nuclear Use, with French and Germans Supporting Early Use over U.S. Objections
B-52 Bombers Were Used for Shows-of-Force during Altercations with North Korea
During October 1973 War DEFCON 3, 99.5 Percent of U.S. ICBMS Were on High Alert
Washington, D.C., April 8, 2021 – The United States and its European allies disagreed over the advisability of using nuclear weapons to signal resolve and deter war if a serious crisis with Moscow over West Berlin broke out, according to a review of declassified records posted today by the nongovernmental National Security Archive.