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For 20 Years the Nuclear Launch Code at US Minuteman Silos Was 00000000 via Gizmodo

Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, … Continue reading

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Cutting the U.S. nuclear arsenal can help cut the deficit via The Washington Post

[…] So why do we need 1,000 or more warheads? Why have three types of delivery systems — the triad of subs, bombers and land-based missiles — that all need to be modernized? Originally, the triad was meant to deter … Continue reading

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