I'm fascinated by nukes. Always have been, always will be. They are the great open secret of our era. We all know they exist, they can kill us, we don't understand how they work and we don't trust the people that have anything to do with them - and yet they haven't killed us in over 60 years. Here are a few things I've been browsing on the nuclear subjects.
Here is a list of all of the Minuteman Missile Sites in North Dakota. I only figured it out that they used the place close to the northern border because they would fly over the pole. I always thought it was because the place was remote and it would be difficult to find them. Now, obviously not.
Nuclear Naming Conventions
The guys who put together these nuclear projects had pretty good imaginations when it came to Project Such and Such. For Operation Plumbob, there were shots named Kepler, Hood, Diablo, Wheeler, Whitney.
Military Industrial Complexity
According to a dude named Thomas Park Hughes, the project that put together the national defense system called SAGE was one of the four greatest projects of the 20th Century. SAGE was the first national integrated air defense system and it put together Lincoln Labs, IBM, SDC, Burroughs, Western Electric and hundreds of subcontractors to make our early warning system. And this terminal is pretty cool looking too, complete with ashtray and rotary phone.