PD Smith

The return of the Doomsday Machine

02 September 2007 | Doomsday Machine, Doomsday Men | Post a comment

There's an interesting article by Ron Rosenbaum at Slate on "The Return of the Doomsday Machine?"

Having read my book, he's followed up some of my references to the Soviet-era computerised system called Perimetr. This was designed to launch the Russian nuclear arsenal in the event of a surprise attack that wiped out their top brass. It all sounds eerily similar to the one described in Dr Strangelove...

It's well worth taking the time to read some of the fascinating comments to Rosenbaum's article too.

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