So I have come to a realization, one I had been curious of, but dismissed.
I am going to get killed.
I know @Brooski has said that to really play Twilight Struggle, you need to know what events are out there. I thought 'sure, that makes sense', not realizing how many ways you can use each card. So I will apologize now for any who do not have the fortune of facing me ;)
Now where was that 400 page guide, gotta download that to my phone for reading material when I... have my only uninterupted time during the day.