Able Archer 83: NATO


James Lei
Crisis Director

The year 1983 saw the world's two largest coalitions come closer than they ever have to total nuclear war. Through Operation Able Archer, the various countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization prepared themselves in event of a nuclear attack by the USSR. But was it really just a drill? In the NATO committee, delegates will have the opportunity to maneuver the deep complexity of the late Cold War era as they tread the delicate balance between world destruction and true diplomacy.