It’s probably safe to say that you wouldn’t want a nuclear explosion in your backyard. All things being equal, you likely would prefer that your neighborhood remain free of nuclear fallout. Would […]
How Did Lightning Nearly Trigger World War III?
Alarms sounded in military installations all around the world, reporting the unthinkable. A nuclear detonation had just been detected in Bell Island, Newfoundland. Satellites designed to notify military and government leaders of […]
“Little” Mistakes That Almost Triggered the End of the World
False alarms leading to nuclear war make for interesting movie plots, but when they happen in real life, they are nightmarish, at best. One such nightmare happened on the morning of November […]
The Man Who Prevented World War III
On October 27, 1962, in the most tense moments of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the American destroyer USS Beale tried to warn off the Soviet submarine B-59 and inadvertently brought the world to what […]