Dr. Strangelove Was More Of a Documentary Than We Thought

This is a little bit terrifying, in the context of world destruction. Dr. Strangelove was a great movie in the 60s about a military base commander going crazy and ordering a nuclear strike on Russia without Presidential authorization. It should be remade today with another great comedic actor like Steve Carell.

It turns out, MAD was real, and the Russians didn’t tell anyone about it making it pointless. Way to go, crazy Russians.

3 responses to “Dr. Strangelove Was More Of a Documentary Than We Thought

  1. This is all quite accurate. Last November I put up a post on this that focused on General the head of SAC from 1957 to 1964, Thomas Power. This character had it in his power to launch every Minuteman missile in the arsenal and his fellow generals were scared he was just crazy enough to do it.

    “…many U.S. commanders had the ability to launch nukes under their control at any time. Just one commanding officer who wasn’t quite right in the head and World War III begins. As U.S. General Horace M. Wade stated about General Thomas Power:

    “I used to worry about General Power. I used to worry that General Power was not stable. I used to worry about the fact that he had control over so many weapons and weapon systems and could, under certain conditions, launch the force. Back in the days before we had real positive control [i.e., PAL locks], SAC had the power to do a lot of things, and it was in his hands, and he knew it.”:

    So the schizoid paranoid general in Dr. Strangelove existed in real life and he could not only launch bombers, which could be recalled, he could also launch the entire missile force that, once out of the silo, was unstoppable.

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