Tag Archives: Cold War

The hidden base that could have ended the world

The Titan Missile Museum is located in “nearby” Tucson, AZ. I should take a weekend trip out to visit one of these days.

In the 1970s and 80s, crews sat at constant readiness in nuclear missile silos buried in the Arizona desert. What would have happened if they had got the order to launch?

Source: BBC – Future – The hidden base that could have ended the world

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TBS Sports: “USA/USSR Boxing Dual” (circa 1989)

I’m not sure if the (mis)spelling was intentional or not.

Fighting NOT for money, but for pride!

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The BBC’s detailed plans for nuclear war

Just in case…Keep calm and broadcast on.

If you ever want to see how real it could have gotten, go back and watch The War Game (1965), When The Wind Blows (1986), Threads (1984), and–for the US side of the devastation–The Day After (1983).

The BBC has revealed plans drawn up in the Cold War on how it planned to operate from 11 underground bunkers across the country in the event of a nuclear strike.

Source: The BBC’s detailed plans for nuclear war – BBC News

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Russia Is Building a Nuclear Space Bomber

Well, that’s nice to know. I thought we agreed 50 years ago not to militarize orbital space.

Kremlin claims about a spacecraft that could fire weapons anywhere on Earth within two hours may have just kick-started a nuclear arms race in space.

Source: Russia Is Building a Nuclear Space Bomber – The Daily Beast

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Nuclear Beer: When The Bomb Comes, Head To The Bar

TIL: If The Bomb drops, canned beer will be safe to drink, and might be your most reliable source of clean water.

Things seem a bit grim? Don’t despair. If the nukes do fall, and you survive, you can probably still crack that beer.

Source: Nuclear Beer: When The Bomb Comes, Head To The Bar | VinePair

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Barack Obama says memory of Hiroshima ‘must never fade’

The first sitting president to visit the Hiroshima memorial reminds us how far we’ve come since the first and (hopefully) only nuclear war.

President lays wreath at memorial and embraces a survivor of the US atomic bombing that killed 140,000 people

Source: Barack Obama says memory of Hiroshima ‘must never fade’ | World news | The Guardian

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The Secrets of an Abandoned AT&T Tower in Kansas

A mysterious AT&T relic reveals connections between telecommunications infrastructure and the Cold War.

Source: The Secrets of an Abandoned AT&T Tower in Kansas – The Atlantic

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Russia reveals giant nuclear torpedo in state TV ‘leak’

And you thought the Cold War was over….

The Kremlin says secret plans for a Russian long-range nuclear torpedo – called “Status-6” – should not have appeared on Russian TV news.

Source: Russia reveals giant nuclear torpedo in state TV ‘leak’ – BBC News

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The Cold War nuke that fried satellites

“Goldeneye, I’ve found his weakness….”

A secret 50-year-old memo to the British prime minister solved this Cold War mystery. But could a similar event happen again today? Richard Hollingham investigates.

Source: BBC – Future – The Cold War nuke that fried satellites

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The Alternate Universe of Soviet Arcade Games

In Soviet Russia, game plays you!

Source: The Alternate Universe of Soviet Arcade Games | Atlas Obscura

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