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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈
Holy fuck. Project Furtherance was a Doomsday Plan to FIRE EVERYTHING at USSR & China in event President was killed or went missing in an attack: -regardless if attack was conventional or nuclear -regardless of size of attack -regardless of who attacked
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 9 Jul 18
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
JFK & LBJ mostly kept IKE’s nuclear weapon pre-delegations. 1964 doc sets out 4 circumstances for use: -CONUS air & missile defense -at sea vs adversary nuclear forces about to launch -nuclear attack on US -“major assault on major US forces at sea or in foreign territory”
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 9 Jul 18
Replying to @NSArchive
Wow! got entirety of Eisenhower nuclear predelegation memo declassified! Note under “Procedures for Implementation” that Commanders can predelegate their predelegated nuclear use authority to level of commanders (but not below) of numbered armies & forces.
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 9 Jul 18
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
I really enjoy that IKE’s nuclear predelegation guidance has to explicitly say: -nuke use authority IS NOT predelegated in event of a “minor” attack or attack on “minor” forces. -nuke use by commander of forces under attack must be limited to & targets “as are necessary.”
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 10 Jul 18
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
This had to have sucked bigly. The Football weighs like 50+ pounds and having to jog with it in case the President stops mid run to order up a nuclear strike on Russia sounds not fun.
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 Dec 29
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
There is no self-deterrence, only deterrence.
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James Dec 29
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
The football....but in a chest worn baby carrier
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 Dec 29
Replying to @JDKullman
...yes.
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Gort 9 Jul 18
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
How close did we come to the unthinkable?
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 9 Jul 18
Replying to @DrugstorCowboy
I mean, extremely, several times? Tho I would challenge the notion of “unthinkable” given that we not only thought about it but we planned to do it, practiced to do it, modeled it, and poured enormous amounts of money, time, effort, and resources into prepping for nuke war.
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Chris Vernon 10 Jul 18
Indeed, so how different are things today, really? The public are more 'relaxed' about it, but is the system still as... taut?
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 10 Jul 18
Replying to @clv101 @DrugstorCowboy
No. Thankfully. But US can still have 800ish warheads hitting their targets within less than an hour (possibly much less) of decision to do so, 24/7/365.
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💻📡 10 Jul 18
Used to be 4 minutes like 10 years ago I think, probably a little faster now.
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 10 Jul 18
Reread the tweet.
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Scott 10 Jul 18
This is by far my favorite story. On September 26, 1983, Lt. Colonel Stanislav Petrov was in command at Serpukhov-15, a bunker where the Soviets monitored their satellite-based detection systems. We owe our collective asses to this guy.
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 10 Jul 18
Check out Vasily Arkhipov.
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Kevin Brown Dec 29
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
In this top secret, very important document, they misspelled the project’s name: “Futherance.”
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 Dec 29
Replying to @KBrownianMotion
OMFG amd it’s even in quote marks!
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Simon Porter Dec 29
That's just how LBJ spelled it, and it was for his eyes only
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 Dec 29
Gonna spend the rest of my night watching film of LBJ talk to see if he prounces the “r” in “further”
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Kevin Brown Dec 29
Here’s another very important document regarding LBJ and “futherance.” “Special Message to the Senate Urging Consent to the Ratification of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.” July 9, 1968.
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Martin “Doomsday” Pfeiffer (⧖) 🏳️‍🌈 Dec 29
This entertains me more than it probably should.
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