One night in 1979, fifteen hundred nuclear missiles were believed to be about to hit the United States

An article about a very tense night at Strategic Air Command in Nebraska in ’79…

 

“Within seconds, everyone in the bunker knew the terrifying news: Several hundred nuclear missiles appeared to be hurtling toward major cities and military bases in the United States. The country’s military leaders had only minutes to react and launch a nuclear strike of their own. Residents of large swaths of the United States likely had only minutes to live.”

 

–Matthew Hansen, Omaha.com/The World-Herald

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