Is that a Giant Lance, or are you just glad to see me?

As Texas and Ohio decide who will be the Democratic nominee today, I think it is still pertinent to ask, “who’s most prepared to push the button at 3 in the morning?”  Using game theory and trying to bluff Moscow into thinking Nixon was a madman (wasn’t he?), Kissinger mobilized a squadron of 18 B-52s loaded to the gills with nuclear weapons, hurdling toward Moscow, to create leverage for negotatiations in Vietnam. 

In Wired, Jeremi Suri writes about this recent discovery of “Operation Giant Lance” (what better metaphor than a giant phallus?) in “The Nukes of October: Richard Nixon’s Secret Plan to Bring Peace to Vietnam

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