Dancing With Dragons: Close Calls with Nuclear Weapons


You’ve likely encountered films such as Dr. Strangelove, Fail Safe, or WarGames, narratives where the specter of nuclear war looms ominously, often triggered by a mere twist of fate. In my latest work, I delve into the unsettling realm of historical near-misses—moments when a convergence of computer glitches, radar anomalies, or communication breakdowns brought the world to the brink of nuclear Armageddon. Each chapter meticulously recounts instances where a stray aircraft carrying deadly cargo narrowly averted disaster or when a malfunctioning missile silo threatened to unleash unimaginable devastation.

What sets this exploration apart from conventional historical accounts is its narrative depth. Rather than a dry recitation of dates and incidents, this journey begins with H.G. Wells’ prescient warnings preceding World War I. From there, it navigates through the tumult of both World Wars, the icy tensions of the Cold War, and into the unsettling present. It unveils the untold stories behind seemingly innocuous events, revealing how they morphed into existential crises.

Consider, for instance, a seemingly mundane occurrence: a flock of birds soaring over the Eastern Mediterranean. In isolation, it seems inconsequential. However, amidst the chaos of the Suez Crisis, this avian formation triggered a cascade of panic. Radar operators, gripped by tension, mistook the birds for enemy bombers, setting off a chain reaction of alarm. The airspace, already fraught with military fleets from various nations, teetered on the edge of chaos. Against a backdrop of international conflict and diplomatic brinkmanship, the world held its breath as the situation escalated. It was a moment poised on the precipice of annihilation, a testament to the fragile balance of power in a nuclear age.

This book is not merely a chronicle of events; it’s a tapestry of human folly, hubris, and the caprice of fate. It’s a reminder that history is not just a series of isolated incidents but a web of interconnected moments, each bearing the potential for cataclysmic consequences.

My journey with this manuscript began in 2016, at the behest of a publisher whose vision continually evolved. Through multiple iterations and revisions, I endeavored to capture the essence of these harrowing tales. Yet, it was a tumultuous path marked by shifting demands and diverging expectations. Ultimately, I embarked on an independent path, driven by a singular commitment to share these stories with the world.

As JFK poignantly remarked, we exist in a perpetual dance with destiny, where the specter of nuclear conflict looms ominously on the horizon. Napoleon’s wisdom echoes through the corridors of history, reminding us of the perilous nexus between incompetence and catastrophe. In an age where headlines brim with tales of ineptitude and recklessness, this manuscript serves as a sobering reminder of our collective vulnerability.

In the pages of this book, you’ll discover a riveting narrative that transcends mere historical documentation. It’s a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the capricious nature of fate. So, I invite you to embark on this journey—a journey that underscores the delicate balance between salvation and oblivion. For in the tapestry of our existence, survival hinges not only on providence but also on the whims of fortune.

I extend my hand to you, dear reader, and invite you to immerse yourself in these pages. Brace yourself for a rollercoaster ride through the annals of history—a ride fraught with peril, but one that promises enlightenment and, perhaps, a newfound appreciation for the fragility of our world.

Check it out here:

Dancing With Dragons: Close Calls with Nuclear Weapons: Malensek, Scott: 9798320986364: Amazon.com: Books

My other works:

TOM CLANCY: Between the Lines: Malensek, Scott: 9798867962807: Amazon.com: Books

Reparations and America’s 2nd Civil War: Malensek, Scott: 9798864028674: Amazon.com: Books

5 1 vote
Article Rating
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Putting Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden would classify as a close call with nuclear weapons… and the threat isn’t over yet.

My knee jerk reaction would be like yours and everyone’s, but given a moment to think about it, I think you’re mistaken. Why? Well, for the past month or so I’ve been working on something I call, The Biden Doctrine. I’ve gone back through the years and the natsec issues of the times, and I’ve been collecting Joe’s position on things like Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, etc. (Haven’t found his position on Restore Hope/Somalia/Black Hawk Down). There is a major consistency from his first days in Congress to today.

The Biden Doctrine is to do nothing or as close to it as possible. Going back he freely and openly boasts that he’ll the sonofabitch who says to another country that they’re not worth a single American life. He’s supported airstrikes, sort of, but that’s about it. He let Afghanistan fall into chaos, and the same with Sudan, Haiti, and he let American troops in Iraq and Syria be openly attacked by Iran for months. Right now there’s a better than 50/50 chance that American sailors/18yr old kids are gonna have Iranian missiles fired at them in the Red Sea, and Bidenwont do anything more than a small airstrike at most.

His foreign policy is to buy/sell/haggle/and snaggle deals with despots, and do nothing militarily. Does anyone doubt for a moment that if Ukraine didn’t have blackmail info on him AND kickbacks that there’d be no Ukrainian aid?

The Biden Doctrine is military isolation and economic wink wink nudge nudge support at most.

If America got nuked,he’d let it happen.