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June 28, 2006

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Almost Apocalyse

Wired has a roundup of mistakes that nearly led to nuclear war. Notable:

October 25, 1962 A guard at an Air Force base in Duluth, Minnesota, shoots someone climbing a fence (not knowing itís a bear), which triggers a miswired alarm at an Air National Guard base in Wisconsin. Nuclear-armed F-106 fighter jets scramble.

I can’t decide if these are grimly funny or just grim.

Posted June 28, 2006 at 9:08 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Society/Culture
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