Prologue and Glossary

Caution: This Time Travel Sex Story contains strong sexual content, including Ma/Fa, mt/ft, Ma/ft, mt/Fa, Fa/Fa, Fa/ft, Mult, Teenagers, Consensual, Romantic, Mind Control, Lesbian, BiSexual, Heterosexual, Historical, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Group Sex, First, Oral Sex, Anal Sex, Petting, Sex Toys, Water Sports, Cream Pie, Spitting, Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, Double Penetration, Tit-Fucking, Analingus, Workplace, Military, Politics, .

Desc: Time Travel Sex Story: Prologue and Glossary - My clan-by-choice and I are off to save the world from nuclear war, which was much, much closer than anyone realized during the Cuban Missile Crisis. My partners and I are bonded by honor, intellect, and sexual energy. Given much of the crisis was due to being fucked over by politicians, I see no reason for the heroes not to find pleasant fucking. There also is nuanced historical analysis.

This starts roughly in the fall of 1962, in a timeline different than ours. It is time-travel, do-over, and somewhat autobiographical. The history of Cuban Missile Crisis events is generally quite accurate, drawing from sources mentioned below, as well as my own academic and professional background from a few years after the events.

I moved the locale to Washington, DC, where I lived for more years than I spent growing up in a New Jersey suburb of New York City, where I experienced the events. When I discuss the Pentagon, CIA, NSA, White House, and other places, I’ve been there.

Most characters live and work in an apartment complex near American University, which I attended. Terry, a major character, leases several floors -- assume rooms and remodeling are quickly available. There is no experimental high school at the real AU, but the equivalent is common.

Once the establishing chapters are set, the general form is to have, on specific dates:

· Historical events

· (Fictional) Do-over actions of the characters

· Hard sex as part of the continued bonding of the clan of characters

Beyond the effects of the Others/Alien Space Bats, that clan is bonded emotionally, intellectually, and sexually. Their mutual oath of honor comes from an Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. I hope you will recognize a scene taken from the acting of Anne Bancroft.

Aspects of the sex are drawn from the sexual magick of Alistair Crowley, and other more academic studies of sexuality and magic-with-a-k (that works). If you are squicked by snowballing and creampies, you probably won’t like this story, because the combination of male and female fluids is considered, in this model, to have strong magickal properties. There may be minor M-M and transgender interactions.

Sexual interactions

There is no overt male-male homosexuality, but the characters are open to the idea of heterosexual group scenes in which there is M-M, F-F, and M-F contact. I personally identify as het, but I once had a lovely lady turn to me and say “You like watching me with other women. Why shouldn’t I get turned on by watching you with another man?”

She had a point. At our next threesome, she asked her husband and I to play a bit, under her direction, and it was a very hot scene. Subsequently, I went to a swinging party where, in designated rooms, women could suggest men interact in ways that they enjoyed, in return for giving very hot lesbian shows as well as true orgy scenes in which pretty much anyone could do anything to anyone.

A Lesbian Lass of Khartoum

Invited a Gay Guy to her Room

They argued all night

As who had the right

To do what, how, and to whom.

Since some people will give 1’s because they don’t like sexual practices about which they were warned, I will turn off voting until the first few chapters are up. The surviving readers will be fair.

The History

I lived through those days of October, at the age of the younger characters of the story. Don’t try to tell me that they are too young to understand the picture. Now, at the time, I had been my Army Reservist mother’s study partner for a number of things including the correspondence program of the Command and General Staff College, but also unclassified coursework on the effects of nuclear weapons and on nuclear war. When I crouched under my desk or in the hallway, I had a very good idea of the effects of a bomb on New York City. We might or might not be protected by a low mountain between us.

Because this is my story, I have chosen some enjoyable changes, such as moving the introduction of the miniskirt from when I remember it becoming prominent a few years later, to the start of the story. The Ethical Slut came out in 1997, but I use many of its ideas in 1962.

In the culture of the story, caring relationships between teachers and students, exploring sexuality, are accepted. No, the story line doesn’t get into legalities. Abuse of Registered Companions and Companions-in-Training is taken very, very seriously.

As in the real world, my adoptive mother was single and professional, in many ways psychologically in a fatherly role for the time. In my world, I was unaware that she was a lonely lesbian, not that I even knew the word at first. My (Harold’s) mother is off-screen, a very busy social worker and therapist who leaves him as a latchkey kid.

For story purposes, there is no accidental pregnancy and no sexually transmitted diseases, except perhaps carpal tunnel syndrome from cybersex. High heels are always comfortable, and, unless there is a story reason for it, no one trips in them. Again, unless there is a story reason, hair and makeup don’t get mussed by sleep or showers -- sometimes during sex.


Besides personal experiences and interactions with many participants, there are a great many, of which this is a small sample.

· President’s Foreign Advisory Board Chronology

· Chronology of the Cuban Missile Crisis from the George Washington University National Security Archive

· Robert Kennedy, Thirteen Days

· CIA History Staff, CIA Documents on the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

· Robert M. Beer, The U.S. Navy and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Trident Scholar Research Paper, U.S. Naval Academy, 1990

· Roger Hilsman, To Move a Nation

· Dino Brugnoni, Eyeball to Eyeball: The Inside Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis (Also personal conversations with the author)

· Walter S. Poole, The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy 1961–1964

· Samuel Glasstone, The Effects of Nuclear Weapons


Some simplified for storytelling reasons

AAA: Anti-aircraft artillery, specifically guns in an AAW system.

AAW: Anti-air warfare, encompassing command & control, radar, fighters, missiles, and guns.

ADA: Air defense artillery, either missiles and guns, depending on context, or guns alone.

ADM: Admiral. At the time of the story, a “rear admiral” could be equivalent either to a one- or a two-star general of the other forces. Vice admirals wore three stars; admirals (with no adjective) were four-star.

ANADYR: A river in the cold north of Russia, used as the code name for the Cuban operation as being in no way suggestive of the balmy Caribbean.

ASW: Antisubmarine warfare

AU: American University

CCO: Technically an abbreviation for “Handle through COMINT Channels Only”, but an abbreviation for SECRET or TS SCI SIGINT information. It might be accompanied by even more restrictive caveats.

CIA: Central Intelligence Agency. During the Crisis, it, and the U.S. intelligence community, were headed by John McCone.

CIB: Current Intelligence Bulletin, a still TS/SCI document with extremely limited circulation, but without the complete all-source content of the PDB.

CINCLANT: Commander in Chief, Atlantic. I have taken liberties with this designation, rather than get into the complexities of the organizations involved. It was the operational-level headquarters for naval forces in the crisis, headed by Admiral Robert Dennison.

CJCS: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Senior officer of the U.S. military and statutory military adviser to the President. During most of this period, GEN Maxwell Taylor. His predecessor was GEN Lyman Lemnitzer, who lost Kennedy’s confidence and was ignored until transferred to the prestigious European/NATO command (SACEUR).

CNO: Chief of Naval Operations. Senior officer of the Navy; member of the JCS. In this time, Admiral (ADM) George Anderson.

COMOR: Committee on Overhead Reconnaissance of USIB. Sets reconnaissance priorities.

CSA: Chief of Staff of the Army. Senior officer of the Army; member of the JCS. During this story, General (GEN) Earle Wheeler.

CSAF: Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Senior officer of the Air Force; member of the JCS. In 1962, GEN Curtis LeMay

DCI: Director of Central Intelligence. At the time of this tale, this official was formally the head of the U.S. Intelligence Community, dual-hatted as the chief of CIA. In practice, since he did not control the Defense Department intelligence budget, his authority over the Community was limited.

DEFCON: Defense Condition. DEFCON 5 is peacetime readiness. DEFCON 3 is high operational alert, held by most commands during the Crisis. DEFCON 2, taken by SAC, is the “COCKED PISTOL” readiness for nuclear war. Actual war is the never-yet-invoked DEFCON 1.

DIA: Defense Intelligence Agency. Created by McNamara in 1961, to reconcile claims of the service intelligence agencies with independent analysis, and also to be a counter to the CIA.

DINAR: A code word for even more sensitive TS/SCI SIGINT within CCO

DOD: Department of Defense, headed by Secretary Robert Strange McNamara. That really was his middle name, which, understandably, he wrote as “S.”.

ELINT: Information from non-communications signals, such as radar. An example of intelligence fusion would be to confirm that a radar in a photograph became operational, when its signals were detected by ELINT. ELINT tends to need to be line-of-sight with the source, so collecting it can be risky.

EXCOMM: JFK’s main advisory and operational committee for the Crisis. Generally, it was an enlarged version of the NSC, but the only military member was Chairman Taylor.

FAN SONG: A fire control radar for the SA-2, with a backup search capability.

FAS: Foreign Area Studies center at AU, a contract research center funded by the Army.

FIRE CAN: Soviet radar associated with towed S-60 57 mm antiaircraft guns. It is not on the gun, so could might be coupled with the self-propelled ZSU-57-2

FIREFLY: U.S. Ryan AQM-91 reconnaissance drone, usually for IMINT but potentially SIGINT, controlled from a DC-130 aircraft in line of sight. Available to NRO, but in very early deployment.

FOXTROT: A class of Soviet diesel-electric submarines, which, although ancient by modern terms, was the most modern that they had in the Caribbean; Project 641. the earliest was built in 1957. The Soviet name for the class was Project 641. Even older was the Zulu-class.

GEN: General. Grades are, from one to four stars, brigadier general, major general, lieutenant general, and (unqualified) general.

GUN DISH: Soviet radar for controlling antiaircraft guns; introduced early for this story but actually with the 1965 introduction of the ZSU-23-4 gun.

GW: George Washington University (sometimes GWU)

HUMINT: Human Intelligence. Includes classic espionage, but also anything learned from people, such as refugee debriefings, diplomatic reporting, and agents talking to Cubans in the street.

IADS: Integrated Air Defense System of radars, missiles, fighters, guns, and, above all, a carefully designed command and control system. The first IADS, not fully understood by the enemy, defeated the Germans in the Battle of Britain. The Soviets built an IADS in Cuba, the difficulty of overcoming it being greatly underestimated by the U.S., which did not really develop Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) doctrine until well into the Vietnam War. Current U.S. doctrine treats SEAD as the #1 mission, along with neutralizing Weapons of Mass Destruction.

INR: State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Its head, during the Crisis, was Assistant Secretary Roger Hilsman.

IRONBARK: Code word protecting the written HUMINT information from an extremely important and sensitive U.S. and U.K. spy in the Soviet government, Colonel Oleg Penkovsky. Penkovsky’s personal code name was HERO.

JCS: Joint Chiefs of Staff

JFK: President John F. Kennedy

KGB: Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti, or Committee for State Security. This contained the Soviet foreign intelligence service, but, most important in this context, guarded nuclear warheads until the military was authorized to mount them on missiles or load them into aircraft.

MiG-21: First-line Soviet jet fighter, primarily an interceptor.

MONGOOSE: Code name for an ad hoc program to destabilize Cuba and assassinate Castro, operationally controlled by Gen. Edward Lansdale, who was loosely attached to the JCS. The mission was normally associated with the CIA, but neither the CIA nor JCS really controlled it. Arguably, the control lay in the Special Group committee of the NSC, dominated by Robert Kennedy.

MT: megatons (millions of tons) of TNT equivalent. The Soviet missile warheads were in the 1-3 MT range. In contrast, the Hiroshima bomb was roughly 20 KT (kilotons; thousands of tons).

NCA: The combination of President and Secretary of Defense, or their successors; final authority for the most critical military decisions, above all, the release of nuclear weapons.

NPIC: National Photo-Interpretation Center, then a joint CIA-Air Force operation that analyzed the pictures taken by NRO satellites and aircraft. Today, it is part of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), which did not exist in 1962.

NRO: National Reconnaissance Office, the very existence of which was secret in 1962. Responsible for overhead reconnaissance by satellites, aircraft, and drones.

NSA: National Security Agency, responsible for SIGINT as well as the security of U.S. communications.

NSC: National Security Council, both a committee of top-level officials, and generically, the White House national security staff.

OAS: Organization of American States, a multinational organization in the Western Hemisphere.

OPLAN: Operations Plan. 312-62 was the air attack plan, while 314-64 was the invasion plan.

PDB: President’s Daily Brief, arguably the most sensitive intelligence document in the government. At the time, it would typically be seen only by the President, National Security Adviser, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and Director of Central Intelligence. In practice, Attorney General Robert Kennedy was on the list, but not the Joint Chiefs or Vice President. Contains information of all sources and classification, including codeword-protected material beyond the usual TS/SCI.

PSALM: Created for the crisis, a code word referring to material about offensive weapons in Cuba.

RFK: Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the President’s brother and, often, bureaucratic hatchetman with authority beyond the Department of Justice.

RTFM: Read The Fucking Manual.

S-60: Soviet towed 57 mm antiaircraft gun, equipped with FIRE CAN radar as opposed to the nominally optically-guided-only ZSU-57-2.

SA-2 GUIDELINE: US code name for the Soviet S-75 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. Still used worldwide, and, in the early sixties, a potent weapon that we didn’t learn to counter until well into the Vietnam War.

SAC: Strategic Air Command. Nuclear delivery forces and some reconnaissance assets.

SACEUR: Supreme Allied Commander Europe, dual-hatted as commander of US forces in Europe and being the senior military officer for NATO. Kennedy moved GEN Lemnitzer into this role, away from the CJCS position, which was not seen as a demotion.

SEAD: Suppression of Enemy Air Defense, a doctrine not fully understood by the U.S. in the Cuban Crisis. For example, the current doctrine calls for extensive use of electronic warfare to jam radars and defense communications. It uses purpose-built antiradar missiles to destroy antennas and transmitters, which frequently would be triggered into operation by expendable decoys. None of this was in the U.S. forces in 1962.

SIGINT: Signals Intelligence. Consists of COMINT (interception and analysis of communications between humans), ELINT (interception and analysis of non-communications signals, such as radar), and FISINT (Foreign Instrumentation Intelligence--think telemetry and enemy video links).

SIOP: Single Integrated Operational Plan, the master plan for global nuclear war. “Integrated” meant that it was coordinated among the Air Force, Navy, and Army, as opposed to the earlier near-independence of SAC. Until the Eisenhower Administration forced the issue in 1959, SAC was largely outside civilian control. The first SIOP edition, SIOP-62 was completed in the Kennedy Administration, was on 14 December 1960 and implemented on 1 July 1961 (the start of fiscal year 1962). Had the crisis escalated to direct war with the USSR, it would have been the blueprint. SIOP materials were generally TS/SIOP/ESI (Extremely Sensitive Information), a non-intelligence codeword.

SPAAG: Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun, as opposed to towed or fixed AAA.

SPOON REST: A early warning radar associated with the SA-2; handed off to FAN SONG for engagement fire control

SS-4 SANDAL: Soviet Medium Range Ballistic Missile with a nuclear warhead. 2,080 km/1,300 mi range. Actual Soviet designation was the R-12. Delivered to Cuba.

SS-5 SKEAN: Soviet Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile with a nuclear warhead. Never actually arrived in Cuba. Actual Russian designation was the R-14 Chusovaya.

TAC: Tactical Air Command, responsible for fighter-bombers and low-level reconnaissance.

TAILHOOK: Formally, the piece of equipment that makes arrested carrier landings possible. Informally, the symbol of Naval Aviation. The Tailhook Association is the professional association of Naval Aviation, whose annual conventions had a tradition of sexuality, which, in 1991, moved into outright sexual abuse. Many careers ended over this, and it became difficult to have consensual acts.

TNW: Tactical Nuclear Weapon/warfare. In principle, small nuclear weapons whose use could be limited to the battlefield. They were carried, and almost used, by Soviet submarines. A substantial number were in Cuba, and the Soviet commander, General Issa Plyev, was preauthorized to use them against invading U.S. forces. American intelligence had no idea of their presence, much less the probability of their use.

TS: Top Secret, a designation for what officially is the highest level of classified information: “the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security that the original classification authority is able to identify or describe.”

TS/SCI: Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information, informally “above top secret” information that includes “codeword” information. For example, TALENT/KEYHOLE was the SCI compartment for IMINT; TALENT information came from airplanes and KEYHOLE information from satellites.

U-2: A high-flying but slow IMINT and SIGINT collection airplane. A difficult target, especially operating at 70,000 feet, but still vulnerable to the SA-2

USIB: United States Intelligence Board. A committee of the heads of intelligence agencies, with a small staff for managing community-wide interests and priorities.

ZSU-52-2: A Soviet medium-range automatic antiaircraft cannon. In this story, it has been enhanced with a GUN DISH radar drawn from its intended but not yet deployed successor, the ZSU-23-4. If also could be used, it is assumed, with the FIRE CAN radar associated with the S-60.

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