With Gen. Breedlove on the loose it might be an opportune time to remember the Cold War through the eye of the movie, Dr Strangelove.
for a new generation to become familiar with the dangers of nuclear
Accidental War, 2016, or Dr. Strangelove meets General Breedlove & the New Cold War
Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins
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Accidental War, 2016, or Dr. Strangelove meets General Breedlove & the New Cold War. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins, @jhuworldcrisis.
“…Turgidson attempts to convince Muffley to let the attack continue and use the element of surprise to annihilate the Soviet military altogether before they can strike back; Muffley, however, refuses to be party to a nuclear first strike. Instead, he brings Soviet ambassador Alexei de Sadeski (Peter Bull) into the War Room, to telephone Soviet premier Dimitri Kissov on the "hot line". Muffley warns the Premier of the impending attack and offers to reveal the planes' positions and targets so the Russians can protect themselves.
“After a heated discussion in Russian with the Premier, the ambassador informs President Muffley that the Soviet Union has created a doomsday device, which consists of many buried bombs jacketed with "Cobalt-Thorium G" connected to a computer network set to detonate them automatically should any nuclear attack strike the country. Within two months after detonation, the Cobalt-Thorium G would encircle the earth in a radioactive cloud, wiping out all human and animal life, rendering the surface of the earth uninhabitable for 93 years. The device cannot be dismantled or "untriggered", as it is programmed to explode if any such attempt is made.