Friday, January 9, 2009

The Letter of Last Resort

Slate has a piece about a recently revealed little bit of MADness (that's Mutually Assured Destruction, if you're wondering).

A letter, in a safe within a safe, from the Prime Minister of Britain, that gives permission to a nuke sub commander to fire at will.

Shades of Dr. Strangelove, anyone?

article at Slate

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