From The Publisher: Aug. 10, 1992

As the Soviet Union recedes into history, the threat of global thermonuclear warfare is waning considerably. But we are just beginning to learn some of the secrets of that cold war era when the two superpowers were locked in a state of high alert. This week correspondent Ted Gup advances our understanding greatly with a cover story focusing on the Federal Government's grand plan to preserve post-apocalypse control. As Ted reports, planning went far beyond contingencies to shelter top-level bureaucrats and ensure the survival of the U.S. government. It also included plans to rescue the nation's cultural heritage, from Leonardo da...

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