Sunday, December 1, 2013
Military nuclear hair trigger launch code 00000000 until 1977
(Military hair trigger lauch code 00000000)
US’s top secret launch nuclear launch code was frighteningly simple
Military nuclear hair trigger launch code 00000000
For nearly 20 years, the secret code to authorize launching U.S. nuclear missiles, and starting World War III, was terrifyingly simple and even noted down on a checklist.
From 1962, when John F Kennedy instituted PAL encoding on nuclear weapons, until 1977, the combination to fire the devastating missiles at the height of the Cold War was just 00000000.
This was chosen by Strategic Air Command in an effort to make the weapons as quick and as easy to launch as possible.
Nuclear experts claim the military was worried about the possibility of command centers or communication lines being destroyed in real nuclear war, stopping soldiers getting the codes or authorization to launch missiles when they were actually needed.
So they simply left the security code for the weapons as eight zeros, getting around the security safeguards.
Dr. Bruce G. Blair, worked as a Minuteman launch officer between 1970 and 1974. He has written several articles about nuclear command and control systems.
In a paper called Keeping Presidents in the Nuclear Dark, he wrote that Strategic Air Command 'remained far less concerned about unauthorized launches than about the potential of these safeguards to interfere with the implementation of wartime launch orders.'
Incredibly, he also writes that the vital combination for America's nuclear deterrent was even helpfully noted down for the officers.
'Our launch checklist in fact instructed us, the firing crew, to double-check the locking panel in our underground launch bunker to ensure that no digits other than zero had been inadvertently dialed into the panel,' Dr Blair wrote.
JFK signed the National Security Action Memorandum 160 in 1962 that required all nuclear missiles to be fitted with a PAL system.
(It seems that the military had a "pal" when it was time to enter the launch codes for nuclear war that were simple enough for a low information voter to enter if he/she could count to eight. This means no nuclear safeguard codes were used at any military site because they were never changed if the command came to fire missiles.
Remember the guy in the movie that was flying the b52 and decided on his own to drop a nuclear bomb on russia that got stuck in the bomb bay, dr strangelove? He got on top of the bomb and began jumping up and down on it until it dropped out with him riding the nuclear bomb.
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