1974 U.S. War Game Launched 54 Nuclear Weapons in Iran to “Save” Country from Soviet Invasion, According to Declassified Document in New National Security Archive Publication

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54 nukes. A remarkable January 2, 1974, memo highlighted in the Archive’s latest document set showed optimism that “limited use” of nuclear weapons – 54 in the SCYLLA III-73 war game – could be employed for signaling to avoid a broader conflict.

On December 16, 2015, the National Security Archive will publish a new collection of more than 2,000 declassified documents on the nuclear weapons policies of the Nixon and Ford administrations. The collection – almost all of which is being published for the first time – covers a critical period in the nuclear age that had ramifications extending to the post-Cold War world, where nuclear proliferation, arms control, and regional arms races – from the Middle East to South and East Asia – remain at the core of public concerns over global security and peaceful international relations. The new set is a publication of the Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) with the…

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One Response to 1974 U.S. War Game Launched 54 Nuclear Weapons in Iran to “Save” Country from Soviet Invasion, According to Declassified Document in New National Security Archive Publication

  1. beetleypete says:

    Even though we suspected that this was going on, finding out that it actually was is somehow even more chilling.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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