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July 23, 1989 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
Quietly and without any public debate, the Bush Administration is preparing drastic changes in the basic U.S. strategy for fighting a nuclear war with the Soviet Union, including the creation of new weapons so devastating that they could penetrate the deepest underground bunkers and "decapitate" the entire Soviet leadership.
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July 24, 1989 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
In 1957, just before Sputnik, two alarmed emissaries from President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited U.S. Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command, in Omaha. Their calculations, they said, showed that virtually none of SAC's bombers could escape a surprise Soviet air attack, even with the several hours of warning time that then was expected. "You're right," LeMay agreed.
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NEWS
July 24, 1989 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
In 1957, just before Sputnik, two alarmed emissaries from President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited U.S. Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command, in Omaha. Their calculations, they said, showed that virtually none of SAC's bombers could escape a surprise Soviet air attack, even with the several hours of warning time that then was expected. "You're right," LeMay agreed.
NEWS
July 23, 1989 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
Quietly and without any public debate, the Bush Administration is preparing drastic changes in the basic U.S. strategy for fighting a nuclear war with the Soviet Union, including the creation of new weapons so devastating that they could penetrate the deepest underground bunkers and "decapitate" the entire Soviet leadership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1989
If the Administration truly plans to go ahead with the heinous Strategic Integrated Operations Plan (SIOP), then the American flag deserves to be burned. How can I teach patriotism to my son when the President of our country proposes, with the stroke of a pen, to launch a massive program guaranteed to increase the risk of nuclear holocaust? It's been hard enough living with the armaments developed and stockpiled over the last 40-odd years. And now that a treaty to reduce nuclear warheads is actually in sight, Bush sees fit to sponsor a still-deadlier, more hostile and less fail safe avenue of destruction than ever before.
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