Fifty-three years ago during the Cuban missile crisis, U.S. Air Force Captain William Bassett may have saved humanity from accidental nuclear obliteration.
Note that the day of the save was next one after the saving by Vasily Arkhipov!!!
Also Stanislav Petrov, the former Soviet military officer credited with singlehandedly averting a possible nuclear disaster during the Cold War Sept. 26, 1983.
Petrov was the commanding officer on duty at a nuclear early warning facility in the early hours of Sept. 26, 1983, when his computers falsely identified several U.S. missiles headed toward Moscow.
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