Friday, May 09, 2008

Averting "inadvertent" nuclear war in two easy steps

A rather startling article on the state of nuclear launch procedures, especially with the possible (though in my opinion unlikely) end of the START regime. Of particular note are the possibilities of cyber-attacks against the U.S. nuclear alert system, especially worrisome given that we know that Russia is not only developing cyber-attack capabilities, but has used them already. And it's also shocking, as I write about Massive Retaliation in the 1950s, to see the phrase "massive attack options" still in the parlance.

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