...is my favorite Clancy novel. Many of my readers will have read it. In it, there was a trigger to allow a political cover for the Soviets to invade Germany.
Do you remember what that triggger for the Soviet war strategic plan known to them as "Red Storm" was?
It was the slaughter of a bunch of innocent kids, and the planting of blame for that slaughter on a German double-agent, who had nothing to do with the slaughter.
"Red Simulacrum Rising"?