Alas, Babylon

Alas Babylon- summer study guid questions please help! "Missile Gap"

 Explain what brin ment when he said that the "Missile Gap" was more figment than reality based partly on an inflated notion of soviet competence and eagerness for war. in the Foreword or Preface section

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In 1960, John F Kennedy warned that a "missile gap" in the United States would be exploited by the Soviet Union who had, so they thought, superior long-range missiles. Brin believed this was mere speculation if not propaganda to allow America to escalate tensions with the Soviet Union.