Throughout the past decade there has been growing concern over the possibility of a Soviet-American war inadvertently triggered by escalatory processes resulting from unintentional or accidental actions or incidents. A spate of studies has examined these escalatory processes and the actions or incidents that might spark them.
Bouchard, Joseph F.
"Accidents and Crises: Panay, Liberty, and Stark,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 41
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol41/iss4/10