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S.I.O.P: The Secret U.S. Plan for Nuclear War

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How was it put together? Who decides what targets to hit and why? When and where would it be put into action? Using recently declassified documents and interviews with government officials and military planners, the authors have pieced together an absorbing history of the Pentagon's most secret war plan. They have unraveled the huge, hidden network of satellites, computers ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published October 1st 1983 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 1st 1980)
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I was fortunate in a sense in reading this book after the end of the cold war, rather than during its penultimate phase in the mid 1980's. I imagine that it would have been a very sobering book indeed if you were reading it knowing this was all going on around, or mostly under, you.

For me it was worth reading just to start to appreciate the problems you have in handling a global communications network that was likely to be massively degraded by the activity it was monitoring. When you stop and t
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