America's Doomsday Machine

The spirit of Dr. Strangelove still survives in the 12,000 U.S. nukes aimed at the Soviet Union

Just one of the 192 nuclear warheads aboard the U.S. missile submarine Tennessee, currently at sea, would be enough to flatten the Kremlin and every building within half a mile if detonated 6,000 ft. over Moscow. Up to two miles from ground zero, all but the toughest structures would be destroyed, and even as far as four miles away, wood and brick buildings would collapse and burst into flames. But that devastation is not sufficient for the Pentagon. U.S. nuclear-attack plans call for raining 120 warheads on Moscow alone -- a level of targeting, says veteran arms expert Peter Zimmerman, that...

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