Paging Dr. Strangelove


On the heels of the Hiroshima anniversary, Business Insider posts a couple of stories about nukes, missiles, and defenses against such. Both are scary in their own way.

How a bullying general and internet porno cost the Army control of the Missile Defense Agency; a study in leadership failure. Hint: stars on your shoulder still doesn’t give you the right to act like an ass. Unless your name is George S. Patton. Which it ain’t.

Here’s the really scary one, and a good example of why we need missile defense no matter what the Iranians or NoKs do: how close we came to a nuclear exchange with the Russians…in 1995.

I guess we’ll never really be able to stop worrying and love the bomb.

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