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- Taking nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert
- Scientific American
- November 1997, pp. 42-49
"Equipment for nuclear war maintained by the US and Russia includes long-range bombers, ballistic-missile submarines, land-based intercontinental balli8stic missiles (ICBM's), early-warning radars and satellites. Despite the conclusion of the Cold War, these two former adversaries remain ready to launch thousands of nuclear warheads at each other on a minutes' notice.
It is time to end the practice of keeping nuclear missiles constantly ready to fire. This change would greatly reduce the possibility of a mistaken launch."