1961: Sliding Toward Armageddon

1961: Sliding Toward Armageddon
‘When the lamb opened the first seal, I heard the first living creature say, “Come and see!” I looked, and there before me was a white horse. Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest...’ In April of 1961, a pair of covert CIA operatives interrupt a dead drop in Tehran, and make away with information intended for the Soviet Union’s international network of spies. The contents of the intercepted package are strange. Four envelopes with elaborate wax seals, enclosing four cryptic passages from the Bible’s book of Revelation. The members of a U.S. Army Intelligence team in Munich are convinced that the biblical references are the signal for a major Soviet offensive against the United States. As President John F. Kennedy trades threats and political jabs with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, U.S. intelligence agents play a lethal game of cat and mouse with the KGB. At stake are the future of West Berlin, and—quite possibly—the continued existence of the human race. The world’s nuclear superpowers are rushing toward what may be their final confrontation. The countdown to Armageddon is on…

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