July 07, 2010


Nixon Had Plans for Atomic Strike

According to newly revealed government documents, President Nixon is "believed to have ordered nuclear bombers to be put on standby for an immediate strike" after North Korean jets shot down a U.S. spy plane as it flew over international waters collecting electronic and radio intelligence, The Guardian reports.

The papers describe the plan codenamed Freedom Drop, which called for "pre-co-ordinated options for the selective use of tactical nuclear weapons against North Korea".










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