Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Return of the Doomsday Machine?

Sticking with our recent theme of nuclear bombs, Slate is running an outstanding (and chilling) article by Ron Rosenbaum about semi-automated nuclear weapon fail-deadly launch systems, including the Soviet-era "Doomsday Machine", Peremitr AKA Dead Hand.

The article results from the publication of the book Doomsday Men, which has spawned a worthwhile reading in Wired Blogs and the Times Online. We've also found some nuggets here and here.

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