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To: shego

Interesting story and I’ve read about it in the past.

Soviet doctrine may have been an immediate counterattack but Stanislav thought something just didn’t seem right. Why would the U.S. launch 5 ICBMs......and then stop? It didn’t figure to him so he held up a response until it became clear that this was a false alert and that no launches had actually occurred. Thank goodness.


4 posted on 09/26/2013 7:52:48 AM PDT by FAA
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To: FAA
He wasn't even taking any chances with Soviet national security. If it was an attack, they were only losing a tiny fraction of their capability from 5 missiles, and could still launch a massive counter attack if it turned out to be real. And if it wasn't real, they avoided being obliterated by an American counter attack to their mistaken counter attack.

He should have been given a medal. One thing that hampered the effectiveness of the Soviet and Nazi militaries was that their officers were frozen by fear of acting without direction, which meant they were slow to react. Americans always took initiative. This guy was willing to think for himself, and he did it quickly and under intense pressure. We should give him a medal, too.

5 posted on 09/26/2013 8:14:47 AM PDT by Defiant (A rainbow curtain has descended upon the west, from Munich to San Francisco.)
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To: FAA

Isn’t it strange that only the leaders of countries are the wild eyed crazy ideologues and that the common people who support and elect them are the ones with common sense?


10 posted on 09/26/2013 9:09:17 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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