1983年9月26日、早期警戒システムの誤動作で核戦争勃発寸前に至った

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On Sept., 26, 1983, shortly after midnight, the Soviet Oko nuclear early warning system detected five missiles launched from the United States and headed toward Moscow. Stanislav Petrov, a young lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Force, was the duty in the Serpukhov-15 bunker that housed the Oko command center. Petrov was the man in charge of alerting the soviets about a nuclear attack, which would trigger a retaliatory strike. He determined that the Oko had likely malfunctioned and the alarm was false. The Americans would not start World War III with a quintet of missiles (risking total annihilation.) It was a daring judgment call. He was, of course, right. As the U.S. prepares to undertake a new nuclear posture review to determine the future direction of the nation’s nuclear weapons, a report from a United Nations research institute warns that the risks of a catastrophic error ? like the one that took place that early morning in 1983 ? are growing, not shrinking. Next time, there may be no Lt. Col. Petrov in place to avoid a catastrophe.

Ref: http://cdn.defenseone.com/a/defenseone/interstitial.html?v=7.4.0&rf=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.defenseone.com%2Ftechnology%2F2017%2F04%2Frisk-nuclear-accidents-growing-un-research-group-says%2F137171%2F


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