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The Events of 1979-1980
Zbigniew Brzezinski Received 3 a.m. Phone Call Warning of Incoming Nuclear Attack
"As he recounted it to me, Brzezinski was awakened at three in the morning by [military assistant William] Odom, who told him that some 250 Soviet missiles had been launched against the United States. Brzezinski knew that the President's decision time to order retaliation was from three to seven minutes ... Thus he told Odom he would stand by for a further call to confirm Soviet launch and the intended targets before calling the President. Brzezinski was convinced we had to hit back and told Odom to confirm that the Strategic Air Command was launching its planes. When Odom called back, he reported that ... 2,200 missiles had been launched -- it was an all-out attack. One minute before Brzezinski intended to call the President, Odom called a third time to say that other warning systems were not reporting Soviet launches. Sitting alone in the middle of the night, Brzezinski had not awakened his wife, reckoning that everyone would be dead in half an hour. It had been a false alarm. Someone had mistakenly put military exercise tapes into the computer system." -- Robert M. Gates. From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How they Won the Cold War (New York: Simon & Shuster, 1996),114.
The Events of 1979-1980


"Nobody Wins a Nuclear War" But "Success" is Possible.
Mixed Message of 1950s Air Force Film on a U.S.-Soviet Conflict by William Burr

Short version
"Power of Decision" (USAF, 1958) - Preview from National Security Archive [4:07]

The Long Version
Air Force Special Film Project 416 Power Of Decision

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy: A Video History, 1945-2004
Disk 1, 1945-1954: Chapters 1 through 9
Disk 2: 1954-1964: Chapters 10 through 17
Disk 3: 1965-1983: chapters 18 through 23
Disk 4: 1984-2003, chapters 24 through 29

George Washington University | National Security Archives

Secret U.S. Message to Mullah Omar: "Every Pillar of the Taliban Regime Will Be Destroyed"
Underground Great Wall - Chinese Strategic Tunnels (10/30/11) [15:56]

Georgetown students shed light on China's tunnel system for nuclear weapons
China Hiding 3,000 Underground Nuclear Warheads [3:45]
CHINESE MILITARY TUNNELS NUCLEAR THREAT TO AMERICA(radio interview) (12/15/11) [58:57]

03.07.2012. 10:40

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