Friday, November 29, 2013

GREAT MOMENTS IN MILITARY SECURITY: “Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every silo in the US to 8 zeroes.”

Yeah, it was 00000000. To make things worse: “Oh, and in case you actually did forget the code, it was handily written down on a checklist handed out to the soldiers”