Soviet Doomsday Device Still Armed and Ready – Using 1970’s Computer

The Soviet doomsday device – a giant cobalt bomb rigged to explode were Russia ever nuked, rendering the earth’s surface uninhabitable – gained fictional fame in Dr. Strangelove. However, P.D. Smith’s Doomsday Men, available in the UK and due for stateside publication in December, tells the story of the real Doomsday device – and it’s still armed.

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