Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
6) October 25, 1962- Cuban Missile Crisis: Intruder in Duluth (Op Link)
At around midnight on October 25, a guard at the Duluth Sector Direction Center saw a figure climbing the security fence. He shot at it, and activated
the "sabotage alarm." This automatically set off sabotage alarms at all bases in the area. At Volk Field, Wisconsin, the alarm was wrongly wired,
and the Klaxon sounded which ordered nuclear armed F-106A interceptors to take off. The pilots knew there would be no practice alert drills while
DEFCON 3 was in force, and they believed World War III had started.
Immediate communication with Duluth showed there was an error. By this time aircraft were starting down the runway. A car raced from command center
and successfully signaled the aircraft to stop. The original intruder was a bear.
Good Lord... It's just a miracle the world survived that period of history....to the extent it's actually behind us.
Oh, the irony for Mr Murphy to see from far above. World War III WOULD have started because of 'The Bear' attacking U.S. Nuclear Forces. I guess you
really can't make this stuff up... wow.
can anybody explain to me here is why: 1. The placement of american missiles in Turkey is good 2.. The placement of soviet missiles on Cuba is bad
and who was going to start a nuclear war in 1962 as far as I remember these events the USSR was not going to attack the United States in 1962
I can't understand the logic of these misanthropes - kill 50 million Russians and the same number of Americans due to several dozens of missiles?
According to the official Soviet version of " the crisis has caused preceding the events accommodation in 1961 the United States in Turkey (the
country-the member of NATO) medium-range missiles «Jupiter», directly threatened the cities in the Western part of the Soviet Union, reaching to the
Moscow and the main industrial centres. In response to an adequate[clarify] measures on Cuba were placed Soviet nuclear missiles
I think that Khrushchev and Kennedy were complete idiots when they put the world on the brink of destruction I'm afraid that after the arrival of
Romney to power everything will be repeated
I think that Khrushchev was a big fool and provoker and Kennedy was a very sick man
that is why they almost gave us the end of the world