September 22, 2009
Doctor Strangelove's Dead Hand

It turns out that, yes, they really did create a doomsday device and yes, it was fairly automated and no, they didn't tell a soul about it. At least, that's what this article is claiming. People who think we came closest to nuclear war over missiles in Cuba need to read more about the Cold War. From everything I've read, Khrushchev's folly doesn't even rank in the top 3.

Posted by scott at September 22, 2009 06:00 PM

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