Along America’s barbecue belt (sentences to ponder)

…nuclear weapons became increasingly more lethal as they became smaller and more numerous. Their growing numbers meant more near-accidents and system failures, too, as when in 1961 a B-52 crashed and burned as it neared Johnson Air Force Base outside Goldsboro, N.C., dropping a nuclear warhead that buried itself deep into the ground near the intersection of two state highways without exploding. As far as anyone knows, it’s still there.

That is from Arthur Herman, reviewing Eric Schlosser’s Command and Control.


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