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    SAC-NORAD Failure

    On this day in '61 communication between Strategic Air Command (SAC) HQ and three ballistic missile early warning sites goes silent. Considering this a possible sign of enemy attack, all SAC bases in the United States are alerted, and B-52 bombers await orders for takeoff. It is later determined that all communications between SAC and these sites ran through one relay station in Colorado, where the lines went down after a motor overheated.

    http://the60sat50.blogspot.com/2011/...sac-norad.html

    Love the stars and bars.

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    #2
    Remember how much context counts.

    1961: Kennedy was in charge, somethings were happening in Cuba, but what happened there and when....
    Berlin was still in pieces.
    Kennedy's people didn't trust Vice President Johnson's people and vice versa.
    It wasn't that easy to make a transcontinental phone call.

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      #3
      Yes, totally agree. Unless you were alive at the time it hard to comprehend.
      Love the stars and bars.

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