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Old 10-27-2018, 02:45 PM   #3497 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
The soviets didn't want to push that button.
At the time of the Cuban missile crisis they had less than 1,600 nuclear weapons in inventory, the US had more like 10,000. The Russians didn't have a reliable icbm delivery system, we did. Their bombers probably couldn't have made it over the main land, we didn't have to send bombers.
That may have been true,although they had nuclear torpedoes we knew nothing about.
In an act of certain suicide,one sub might have taken out the Atlantic fleet,and the rest,worked their way up the Eastern seaboard, sending hydrogen bombs into the coastline.
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