Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

While in the US two weeks ago I had the chance to buy a print issue of Wired with the article Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine. Whether you believe everything or not doesn’t make this a less interesting read:

The point of the system […] was to guarantee an automatic Soviet response to an American nuclear strike. Even if the US crippled the USSR with a surprise attack, the Soviets could still hit back. […] Dead Hand is continuously being upgraded.

tags: Dead Hand, Doomsday Machine, USSR

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