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Old 10-27-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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The ICBM command facility involved in the incident had previously faced other communication issues, one military official told AP without providing further details (Gearan/Salcedo, Associated Press).

The event was "a significant disruption of service," an Air Force official with knowledge of the incident told Wired magazine. “Something similar happened before at other missile fields.”
NTI: Global Security Newswire - Air Force Loses Contact With 50 ICBMs at Wyoming Base

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Even with the Cold War over, the United States is spending $35 billion a year—14 percent of the defense budget, or $96 million a day—on nuclear efforts of which about $25 billion goes for operation and maintenance of the nuclear arsenal.
- Brookings Institution

96 million a day and it is "glitchy"?
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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As long as they don't accidentally launch
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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As long as they don't accidentally launch
Some of the Soviet Union's almost did many years ago from an odd glitch...
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Probably a terrorist infiltrator.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:01 PM
 
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The more complicated the electronics.
The more something can go wrong.

Steve
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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I sleep better tonight knowing that the 93 million a day of tax payer money still results in whoops.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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The more complicated the electronics.
The more something can go wrong.

Steve
all built by the cheapest bidder
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:46 PM
 
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all built by the cheapest bidder
Great, I was going to sleep with one eye open, but now that you remind me of this, I think, forget, I don't want to think...
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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I'm waiting for Obama to figure out "whose ass to kick" on this one. Not very reassuring news though.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:09 PM
 
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Did you see where Clinton lost the football?

ABC Notes Bill Clinton Lost Nuclear Codes While President, Maybe Jimmy Carter Too | NewsBusters.org

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/president-b...ry?id=11930878

About that Southpark episode...
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