Today is Anniversary of Nuke Exchange Doom Missed-By-A-Hair

29 10 2015

The Intercept How One Air Force Captain Saved the World From Accidental Nuclear War 53 Years Ago Today

“An event Wednesday at the United Nations made a powerful case that William Bassett, an unknown U.S. Air Force Captain, saved humanity from accidental nuclear obliteration 53 years ago today, on October 28, 1962, during the Cuban missile crisis.”

PravdaUSA was seconds away from striking nuclear blow on USSR

” . . . .  the global catastrophe was prevented owing to the actions of Captain William Bassett, who received an order at a military base in Okinawa (Japan) to launch 32 Mace B cruise missiles. The missiles were equipped with Mark 28 bombs. An explosion of one of such bombs is equal to 1.1 megatons of TNT, which is 70 times more powerful than the bombs the Americans dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The missiles could cover the distance of 1,400 miles (about 2,300 km). The cities of Hanoi, Beijing, Pyongyang and Vladivostok are located at this distance (or less) from Okinawa.”

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