Memoirs from someone who worked for the Pentagon 30 years in Operations Research and Intelligence. Robert Schmaltz presents a fascinating account of his experience in the context of the Cold War. He covers the significant events that could trigger World War III, the strategies/doctrine involved, the driving nuclear forces of the Soviet ICBM, bombers and US ICBM, bombers, Air Target Intelligence, the Space Race, and the Systems Analysis Whiz Kids. In addition he discusses his World War II background, the meeting with Soviet Cosmonaut Gherman Titov, his Air Force Reserve tours with the HQ Strategic Air Command Intelligence in the underground Command Center. There are numerous photos that relate to his experience and the background of the organizations involved.