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Date: 01/06/14 11:27 AM

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    deputy Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2014 at 11:07 am
    Link: Strange - I guess they were worried about memory problems
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2014 at 11:37 am
    And if that didn`t work they just switched it off and on again.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2014 at 2:15 pm
    Perhaps renegade hackers would never suspect it? They`d run millions of number combinations OTHER THAN 00,000,000?

    Naw, it`s more likely that someone didn`t fill out the paperwork properly.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 6, 2014 at 10:31 pm
    Dec 3 2013, 2:37pm CST
    Old news is old, but I guess it really is news to all you low-information Fox haters.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2014 at 10:37 pm
    You have to remember the US military strategy of the day. The risk of not being able to destroy the world was much more frightening to military planners than the risk of accidentally destroying the world. This philosophy is carried through to all aspects of SAC. It was a frickin` hair trigger.

    The Russian approach was to make sure no rogue faction could start a war without a nod from the top. Much safer.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
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    January 7, 2014 at 12:57 am
    I don`t know how the Air Force did it, but in the Navy, there were no codes .

    It did take 4 separate combinations and 16 different keys , then the coordinated efforts of the 22 people on the launch team as well as every hand on board running the ship smoothly, for us to rain nuclear death across eastern Europe in under 20 minutes.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    January 7, 2014 at 3:07 am
    makes 1234 seem brilliant, ehh?
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    Xprez Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm
    I was a Radioman on a Trident Class submarine the USS Michigan SSBN 727 (B). We would get msgs called EAMs (Emergency Action Messages) telling us to launch or mostly to set condition 4SQ for training. The training would simulate spinning up and launching all missiles onboard.
    I know there were two keys to the console in MCC.
    The captain had one, and the weapons officer had the other. There was no way one person could launch missiles a lone anyway. Ship has to be at a certain speed, and depth. Plus the CO and Weps were not actually the ones actually launching missiles. There is a lot of crap you see in movies , but nuclear weapons and the safety with them, is taking very seriously. So much goes into a launch, that it`s impossible for it to "just happen."

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