Theodore Postol has been an adviser to the US Navy’s chief of naval operations on strategic and tactical nuclear weapons systems and on missile defenses. He is professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at MIT.
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Sunday, January 25, 2015
How a Nuclear Near-Miss in ’95 Would Be a Disaster Today
ON JAN. 25, 1995 — 20 years ago today — the launch of a lone scientific rocket from a small island off the northwest coast of Norway set off Russia’s nuclear attack early warning system. As the rocket took off, it initially passed above the horizon of the curved earth into the field of view of...