According to this report, the launch code at all U.S. Minuteman missile sites was eight zeros for decades. We suppose the launch code was but one in a series of safeguards for long range missiles but somebody thought launch codes were needed for some reason, right? Our qualms have increased since hearing of Air Force nuclear officers being cashiered for leaving security doors unlocked while they slept. It is said that the Air Force nuclear career path is losing its previous attraction as an elite opportunity; officers are burning out.
President Obama has apparently been removing such noddys, leaving one to wonder whether they are his peculiar phenomenon or something overlooked under prior administrations? Will the addition of Iran to the nuclear club–and those that will follow–require a response from America? If so, what?
And how does it go in other nuke-y places such as Russia, China or maybe, Pakistan?Our world is becoming more–interesting–every day!