Defense: Dangerous Document

Dangerous Document

Defense Expert Bruce Blair's study of the hypersensitive command, control and communications system that would be involved in a nuclear war was a success. Too much of a success. As soon as Pentagon officials read the report, which had been commissioned by Congress's Office of Technology Assessment, they upgraded it to a supersecret clearance level known as siop-esi (Single Integrated Operation Plan--Extremely Sensitive Information). Only the President and a few top Defense officials are now permitted to see the paper. The classification is so restricted that even Author Blair, who is cleared for top-secret material, is not permitted to read what...

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