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


So to recap, for around 20 years, the Strategic Air Command went out of

there way to make launching a nuclear missile as easy, and quick, as

possible. To be fair, they had their reasons, such as the fact that the

soldiers in the silos in the case of a real nuclear war may have needed

to be able to launch the missiles without being able to contact anyone

on the outside. That said, their actions were in direct violation of

the orders of the Commander-in-Chief, the President of the United

States, during a time of extreme nuclear tension. Further, not

activating this safeguard and lax security ensured that with very little

planning, someone with three friends who had a mind to, could have

started World War III.




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Interesting and scary, but I was expecting 8 Mitsubishi A6Ms.


+1. Me too - with Pearl Harbor Day approaching.

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