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Washington, D.C., December 22, 2015 - The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956 and published today for the first time by the National Security Archive www.nsarchive.org, provides the most comprehensive and detailed list of nuclear targets and target systems that has ever been declassified. As far as can be told, no comparable document has ever been declassified for any period of Cold War history.
Russian sub, who's mission was to stay under the Artic Ice for up to a year, if a Nuclear war did happen, then Surface after a Year, and Fire their Nukes, on any enemy survivors.
originally posted by: Patriotsrevenge
If any of you have seen what our nations defenses were like back then with SAC and then see what they are now you will understand that D.C. stopped trying to defend us a long time ago. Every decent sized city was ringed with anti aircraft missiles and every SAC base was ringed many times over with the NIKE missile systems and bunkers.
Seeing the big SAC base in Loring, Maine was a cool site to see. At the local airport they had pics and maps in a time line. That place was massive. Had the ability to launch two B-52s side by side and since they required so much fuel a pipeline was ran from the coast to the base.
Almost bought a sweet piece of land outside the base, it was huge with a nice decommissioned NIKE site on it. Every building still standing with one of the two missile bunkers still open and usable, the other was sealed with Asbestos and other nasty stuff the Air-force wanted to stay buried inside after clean up. Had a nice home built on it with a big detached garage, had a car lift and heat in the Garage. The only thing that stopped me from buying it was my family all being back in Florida and the horrendous lake effect SNOW AND COLD.
I know, still kicking myself for not buying it. The Missile bunker was 40x80 feet alone. That and you could be in Canada in about five minutes walk through the potato fields lol.