By L. Douglas Keeney
Packed with startling revelations, this within examine the key part of the chilly struggle exposes simply how shut the USA got here to overall annihilation
During the chilly struggle, a flight group had quarter-hour to get their nuke-laden airplane within the air from the instant Soviet bombers have been detected—15 mins among the earliest caution of an incoming nuclear strike and the 1st flash of an enemy warhead. this can be the chilling actual tale of the exceptionally dicy steps our army took to guard us from that situation, together with:
• Over thousand loaded bombers that crossed American skies. they typically crashed and a minimum of 9 occasions led to nuclear guns being by chance dropped
• A process that may use timers and rockets to release missiles even after everybody was once useless
• Disastrous atmospheric nuclear trying out together with the terrible runaway bomb—that fooled scientists and placed millions of fellows in uniform within the heart of a cloud of scorching fallout
• A plan to exploit dry lake beds to rebuild and release a combating strength within the aftermath of nuclear warfare
Based on previously categorised records, army documents, press debts, interviews and over 10 years of study, 15 mins is some of the most vital works at the atom bomb ever written.
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15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation by L. Douglas Keeney