In 1984 and 1988, War Planners Simulated a U.S.-Russia War in Asia. It Would Have Ended Badly.

August 3, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Asia Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: RussiaChinaMilitaryTechnologyWorldwarUSSRWorld War III

In 1984 and 1988, War Planners Simulated a U.S.-Russia War in Asia. It Would Have Ended Badly.

Everyone concerned is fortunate that tensions never led to open combat.

Robert Farley, a frequent contributor to the  National Interest , is author of  The Battleship Book . He serves as a senior lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. His work includes military doctrine, national security and maritime affairs. He blogs at  Lawyers, Guns and Money Information Dissemination  and the  Diplomat.

This first appeared in 2016.