Re: hi! please read this

David Crook (
Thu, 04 Feb 1999 15:06:51 -0800

At 02:44 PM 2/4/99 -0800, Ian Andrew Bell wrote:
>The name "Dead Hand" was assigned by the CIA to whom the system/strategy
>was leaked. There's no reason to believe it doesn't exist, but there's
>also no reason to worry about it in the Y2K context since A) it only
>invokes when war is declared, B) none of the missiles have default
>targets programmed into them anymore, and C) probably very few of the
>launch/firing systems, as you point out, even work.

Besides, most of launch systems, rockets, warheads and plutonium has been
sold for scrap on the black market anyways. So theres no problem.


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