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ICBM Bulava test-launch from nuclear submarine maximum close to normal operation

The system operated perfectly, all parameters were confirmed, and the warhead hit the pre-calculated area, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov says

Nuclear submarine Yuriy Dolgoruky…

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Destructive Criticism

Senator Coburn’s write up on U.S. homeland missile defense is misleading and unhelpful.

Homeland missile defense is a strategic necessity in today’s world. The threat ballistic missile attack from rogue states or the threat of an accidental or inadvertent launch cannot be reliably deterred by threats of offensive retaliation. 779 more words

North Korea

October 25, 1957 - The Rocky Mount Evening Telegram News

On October 25, 1957, the Friday night edition of the Rocky Mount Evening Telegram reported the news from far and near to the residents of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. 446 more words


October 23, 1957 - Vanguard's TV-2 Launched From Cape Canaveral

On October 23, 1957, the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Vanguard program successfully tested a three-stage rocket designed to send an American Earth satellite into orbit.  302 more words


Forgotten History; the 578th and the 12 nukes of the Big Country.

(This is a rare non-satirical article)

I’ve always had a dark fascination with end of the world scenarios. From poorly produced civil defense bulletins to widescale evacuation drills to the laughably poor science of some of our own government literature, especially after they knew about fallout and gamma radiation. 757 more words

Big Country

October 12, 1957 - General George Kenney on the Mike Wallace Interview Show

On October 12, 1957, Mike Wallace opened his Interview television broadcast with the following dramatic words:

“Tonight we had planned to interview one of the great fighters of our time, Sugar Ray Robinson.  641 more words


October 11, 1957 - Sputnik-Spotting With MIT's IBM 704

On October 11, 1957, the enormous IBM 704 computer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computation Center produced the first “satisfactory orbit” calculations for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory’s Sputnik 1-spotting mission.  256 more words