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Happy Petrov Day to All Our Readers and Thanks to You Stanislav!

Today is Petrov Day named in honor of Colonel Stanislav Petrov of the Soviet nuclear missile forces, who on September 26th. 1983 prevented nuclear war by refusing to believe what proved to be false radar images of a US nuclear … Continue reading

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The Unknown Unknowns: Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

In October 1962 the President of the United States John Kennedy received this photograph that showed the installation of medium range, nuclear capable ballistic missiles in Cuba. Take a look at it: What is the obvious question this photo raises? … Continue reading

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