Able Archer (actually the post-Able Archer exercises as I vaguely remember) practically Did It: This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read
Also good to read at least once per year:
Before they serve you the latest Reality-Dehanced SCANDAL (YES! SCANDAL! WITH INFORMED SOURCES!!) along with your Soma pills and NY and Washington broadsheet.
(El Reg, please get a web designer who doesn't consider an editing window of about 1/20th of the actual screen surface a good reason to get his head examined or just quit the "industry" in shame)