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Eric Schlosser recounts the United States’ clumsy history with nuclear weapons. And it’s terrifying via vox

Human error is, well, human. Most systems people design break from time to time. Including the United States’ nuclear weapons systems:

The shocking stories in the video come from investigative reporter Eric Schlosser’s book Command and Control,  in which he uncovered a “litany of errors” that go way, way beyond the official record of 33 serious accidents, known as “broken arrows.” Even the first test, 70 years ago this July 16, flirted perilously close with disaster.

Schlosser spent 6 years “in the most crazy nuclear shit imaginable” – and the revelations in the book about times we almost “destroyed a large part of the Florida coast” are seemingly endless.

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