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The Nuclear Vault

Resources from the National Security Archive's Nuclear Documentation Project

The Nuclear Vault

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Launch control officer, seated at launch control panel, turns switch to start launching sequence. Testing operational readiness of Minuteman crews using Modified Operational Missiles
The “Launch on Warning” Nuclear Strategy and Its Insider Critics

Washington, D.C., June 11, 2019 – “Launch-on-warning,” a feature of U.S.

Jun 11, 2019