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ICE-X 86: Freezing the Cold War L. Joseph Martini

ICE-X 86: Freezing the Cold War

L. Joseph Martini

Published March 18th 2011
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152 pages
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Based on true events, ICE-X’86: Freezing the Cold War tells of a top-secret mission: a team of young engineers who face insurmountable odds—ice storms, polar bears, military bias, espionage, fear and self-doubt—while launching torpedoes from theMoreBased on true events, ICE-X’86: Freezing the Cold War tells of a top-secret mission: a team of young engineers who face insurmountable odds—ice storms, polar bears, military bias, espionage, fear and self-doubt—while launching torpedoes from the surface of the Arctic ice pack. Will secret torpedo tests help to mitigate the Cold War’s greatest threat, or will a rogue Russian submarine that interrupts the mission spark international retaliation and something even worse?“Of all the high level, vital and extremely challenging programs of my military/federal career, the ICE-X project tops the list. I was honored to lead this team of dedicated engineers to successfully overcome the design, logistics and tactical impossibilities of the Arctic environment and prove the U.S.’s capabilities against a very serious and real world threat.”—Actual ICE-X team leader (Alex Trinola in the story).“What a terrific adventure! We had no idea the ramifications of these tests until the top-secret mission was over.”—Len Morini, ICE-X team design engineer, 1986.“Only time will tell the full strategic significance of these tests at the top of the world—how they will influence the course of history.”—Secretary of the Navy, John F. Lehman Jr., Arctic Circle, 1986.“This story brought back memories of the exciting times I had aboard the USS Hawkbill—the 666 Devil Boat—a worthwhile adventure.”—Thomas D. Warner, Navy Chief (Ret.)