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Old 09-25-2009, 11:31 PM
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Default The Old Soviet Doomsday Machine and other fine blunders in Nuclear past/present.

Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

Scary stuff.

I do like this particular tidbit though from our Nuclear past:

When: 1960s
What: Midway through the Cold War, American leaders began to worry that a rogue US officer might launch a small, unauthorized strike, prompting massive retaliation. So in 1962, Robert McNamara ordered every nuclear weapon locked with numerical codes.
Effect: None. Irritated by the restriction, Strategic Air Command set all the codes to strings of zeros. The Defense Department didn't learn of the subterfuge until 1977.

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Old 09-26-2009, 06:59 AM
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yeah read about that in my latest edition of wired
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