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You may be interested in the novel Fail Safe, which is about exactly this issue during the cold war. What happens when you've built extremely complex technological failsafes around your nuclear arsenal to prevent error, and suddenly they fail. How do various nations and actors respond. Very solid read.

https://www.amazon.com/Fail-Safe-Eugene-Burdick/dp/088001654...




Right, thanks for the push. Going to watch the movie now.

FYI: Both the film Fail-Safe and 'Dr Strangelove' are based on that book.


No, Dr Strangelove was based on "Red Alert".

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove#Fail_Safe





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