Television: Actuals

"I've got a way to blow up Detroit." With this intriguing line, a man in U.S. Air Force uniform introduced to his American and Canadian associates a plan that might conceivably occur some day to some strategist in the Kremlin. All the Russians would have to do, he explained, would be to start an intercontinental missile on its way to Michigan, then call up President Kennedy babbling apologies, saying that a terrible mistake had been made, the wrong button had been pushed, please excuse the noise. What should the NORAD command advise the President to do? What could be done?

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