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Defcon 2

Discussion in 'On this day' started by John A Silkstone, Oct 24, 2009.


  1. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

    John A Silkstone Mi General MI.Net Member

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    1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. military forces went to DEFCON 2, the highest military alert ever reached in the postwar era, as military commanders prepared for full-scale war with the Soviet Union.
     
  2. GunBunnyInaMAB

    GunBunnyInaMAB Mi Captain MI.Net Member

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    Yeah, and it's SCARY how close the US really came to full scale nuclear war. It's a good thing the Russians backed down because Kennedy wasn't going to.
     

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