During the Cold War, the Soviet Union considered and even built doomsday systems that could launch nuclear strikes even if their leaders were dead. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the theoretical and actual doomsday devices as well as their practicality and morality.
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- The Dead Hand by David Hoffman
- The Doomsday Men by Peter D. Smith
- Pope St. John Paul II’s speech on deterrence
- Leo Szilard on Wikipedia
- Article on Perimeter on WIRED
- Brief video on the Soviet tanker device
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