One Minute to Midnight
读书笔记 Chapter 12 "Run like Hell"
Operating a Minuteman was a bit like getting a new car without being given the keys, according to the lieutenant colonel in charge of Alpha flight. "You can't drive it. You have no sense of ownership. With a liquid missile, you can run it up out of the silo on the elevator, fuel it, go into the countdown. We can't touch a thing." Sitting in their bunkers a hundred feet below the ground, the launch officers could not even see the Minuteman blast out of its silo. The closest contact they had with the enemy was a playful sign that boasted :" Worldwide delivery in 30 minutes or less-- or your next one is free." Nuclear apocalypse was as mundane as delivering pizza.
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