This is one of the better anthologies I've read. Months later more than a few stories stories remain distinct in my mind. The opening story was especially good.
Without looking at the original publication date it's easy to see that many of the stories were written at the height of the Cold War. The political climate has changed but the stories remain powerful. Still, it would be interesting to see what these same authors would do with today's climate where terrorists groups, not nation states, are perceived as the threat that might bring Armageddon.