Saturday, May 29, 2004

That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!

The Center for Defense Information reveals that for most of the 1960s and 1970s, the ultra top secret launch code (called the Permissive Action Link in milspeak) for America's nuclear missiles was set to 00000000! Seems that the Strategic Air Command was more concerned about being really sure they could launch the missiles than they were about security. This was kept secret for the President and the Secretary of Defense, but was known to thousands of launch officers. Sounds something President Skroob would say in the movie Spaceballs!

1 Comments:

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