USA in the 1960-ies have considered the possibility of mass destruction of the inhabitants of the Soviet Union and China. This is evidenced by the declassified documents published on the website of the nonprofit organization “national security Archive” at George Washington University.
In the case of a retaliatory nuclear strike Single integrated operational plan (SIOP) of 1964 provided for the destruction of the enemies of the United States as industrial powers. In particular, it was necessary to destroy 70 percent of the industrial potential, it admitted the death of 71 per cent of the urban population of the USSR.
In September 2017, the Russian defense Ministry rastreio documents, which in the period of the Cuban missile crisis in the early 1960-ies in Cuba killed more than 60 citizens of the USSR. “The exact number of losses of Soviet troops during the operation, was not formally published. According to the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation from August 1, 1962 to 16 August 1964 in Cuba, killing 64 of a Soviet citizen”, — stated in the message Department.
In October 2015 it became aware of the case of mistaken orders to launch nuclear missiles. The events described took place on 28 October 1962 missile on four secret U.S. bases on the Japanese island of Okinawa. Captain William Bassett (William Bassett), managing a start-up officer received a radio order to launch four cruise missiles with nuclear warheads, and the cipher coincided with what was in the secret envelope with instructions.
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