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The Soviet doomsday device -- a giant cobalt bomb rigged to explode were Russia ever nuked, rendering the earth's surface uninhabitable -- gained fictional fame in Dr. Strangelove. However, P.D. Smith's Doomsday Men, available in the UK and due for stateside publication in December, tells the story of the real Doomsday device -- and it's still armed.
Originally posted by Copernicus
I would worry a lot more about the US if I were you. Russia havent made a aggressive move towards another country for ages.
Also, the article you linked to says that the US have similar devices.
It wont matter. If we really get into a world war 3, I would imagine that almost every human on earth dies from radiation, water poisoning, lack of food and shelter and so on.
Its a real shame that we still act like aggressive babies on this planet. Otherwise we could join the galactic community in peace, instead of having to sit here worrying about our leaders killing this insanely beautiful planet.
[edit on 16-9-2007 by Copernicus]
Originally posted by Pfeil
Its not a self destruct device. If Russia was sneaked attacked with nuclear weapons and couldnt respond in time with their own nuclear weapons, this bomb would be a "if we cant win then no one will" course of action. It would be almost equivalent to launching all their nukes. Pretty much the results would be the same.