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The Soviet Brigade in Cuba
The Soviet Brigade in Cuba
By David D. Newsom
Indiana University Press, 1987, 122 pp

One of the diplomatic curiosities of the last decade was the "discovery" of a Soviet brigade in Cuba in 1979, and the political flap that ensued. The brigade had been stationed near Havana since 1962, with American acquiescence, but its swift ascent into the limelight 17 years later testified to the dangers of too intimate a mingling of politics and intelligence gathering. This is a detailed, serious and very interesting analysis of the episode and its consequences and implications. Stansfield Turner has contributed a foreword.