WW3 fears: ‘America’s worst nightmare’ How 250 nukes fooled US defence in shock blunder

The incident came in 1979, as the Cold War appeared to be taking a step in the right direction. But, on November 9, a computer error at the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) headquarters caused an alarm and full preparation for a large-scale nuclear attack from the USSR. It led to national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski being awoken

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