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- ▼ November 2013 (2)
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Monday, November 18, 2013
SUBURBAN HOUSE WITHIN 1 MILE FROM BLAST
SURVIVAL CITY NEWS FILM SHOWS THE OTHER STRUCTURES AND TESTS FOR THE NUCLEAR SHOT.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB COLD WAR YEARS
THE RADIATION GUINEA PIGS
SUFFOLK COUNTY RESIDENTS
AND MARSHAL ISLANDERS
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB WAS PART OF THE PACIFIC ATOMIC TESTS ALTHOUGH THE BIKINI ATOLL TEST THEY DENY BEING PART OF IT. THEIR AREA OF STUDY WAS RADIATION AND ITS RESULT ON PEOPLE AND AGRICULTURE. EVEN THOUGH THE REPORTS STATE BROOKHAVEN WAS NOT PART OF THE TEST THAT DOSED PEOPLE DURING THE MARSHAL ISLAND TEST WHERE SOMEONE SCREWED UP THE YIELD OF THE TESTS POWER. THE TEST DISINTEGRATED THE ENTIRE ISLAND INCLUDING THE 5 FOOT CONCRETE OBSERVATION POSTS OR WHERE TESTS WERE FILMED, LUCKY FOR BROOKHAVEN THE FALLOUT CLOUD WAS VERY LARGE AND CAUGHT THE CREW OF A JAPANESE FISHING VESSEL LUCKY DRAGON GIVING BROOKHAVEN SUBJECTS TO STUDY AND BEING UNLUCKY FOR THE INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO DIED FROM THAT RESULT, THE FALLOUT WAS ACTUALLY PIECES OF THE ISLAND LAGOON AND CORAL REEF PLUS THE VERY LARGE STEL BUILDING COMPLEX & FACILITIES ON ANOTHER AREA AWAY FROM THE TEST AND THAT WAS VAPORIZED AND THAT RAINED DOWN ON THE CREW CAUSING EXTREME PAIN AND DEATH FROM THE FALLOUT THE CREW HAD RADIATION BURNS,ETC AND BNL USED THEM FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS, BESIDES TRAVELING TO TESTS BNL CONDUCTED HUNDREDS OF FALLOUT SIMULATIONS ON AGRICULTURE ON THE PROPERTY. AND HAD OTHER ATOMIC WAR SIMULATIONS LIKE THE GAMMA FIELDS. GAMMA FIELDS ARE LARGE AREAS OF WOODS OR FARM WHERE A TELEPHONE POLE HAS A BOX CONTAINING A VERY DEADLY RADIATION LIKE PLUTONIUM ATTACHED TO THE TOP. THE WOODS BELOW SIMULATE THE POST ATTACK CONDITIONS AFTER A ATOMIC ATTACK, THE LAB IS SURROUNDED BY HOMES AND STORES WHERE 45 YEARS EARLIER THE AREA AROUND THE LAB WAS DESOLATE POTATO FIELDS. ACCIDENTS THAT CAUSED RADIOACTIVE STEAM TO BE RELEASED AND THOSE DOWNWIND OF IT GOT DOSED. THESE ACCIDENTS WERE ALWAYS FOLLOWED UP BY LAB OFFICIALS CLAIMING NO HIGH LEVEL OF RADIATION WAS RELEASED. HMMMMM THAT DOESN'T EXPLAIN THE CANCER CLUSTER IN A AREA OF 15 MILES. THIS CANCER IS NOT A COMMON CANCER YET IT THRIVES AROUND THE LAB?? COULD BNL BE TESTING HUMANS WITH RADIATION AND THAT ANSWER IS YES. IT HAS NEVER BEEN ADMITTED BY BNL BUT IT HAS OCCURRED IN OTHER LABS LIKE BROOKHAVEN. BROOKHAVENS COLD WAR MISSION WAS THE STUDY OF ATOMIC BLAST FALLOUT AND ITS EFFECT ON AGRICULTURE AND HUMANS. BNL WAS PRESENT AT THE NEVADA TEST SITE BLASTS, AND PACIFIC HYDROGEN BOMB TESTS THE FACT THAT ACCIDENTAL RELEASES OF RADIATION WHERE A COMMON OCCURRENCE DURING THE 1980s ANYONE UNLUCKY TO BE DOWNWIND GOT DOSED.THE IMAGE OF BNL USING HELICOPTERS WITH CROP DUSTING RIGS TO SPRAY SIMULATED FALLOUT (RADIATION+WATER+FOOD DYE)ONTO SIMULATED FARMS AND OTHER AGRICULTURE IS SCARY SINCE WIND WOULD BLOW THAT DOWNWIND THE OTHER THING I FOUND WAS DURING THE 1950-60s THE LAB USED THE AREA WOODS TO DO TESTS .YEARS LATER A FENCE AND A HIGHWAY CAME ALONG BUT DURING SOME DIRT BIKE RIDING WE FOUND OURSELVES UNDER A FADED SIGN STATING "DANGER RADIATION" THIS AREA WAS NOT LAB PROPERTY DID THEY DO SOMETHING PEOPLE LIVING ON THE LAND SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT IS IN THEIR BACKYARD? I BROUGHT THE SIGN TO THE LAB DURING A OPEN HOUSE THEY ACTUALLY TRIED TO TAKE IT AND WOULD NOT DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING PAST TESTING OFF LAB PROPERTY. I CAN REALLY UNDERSTAND WHY THE LAB IS A PRIMARY SOVIET ICBM TARGET>
BELOW NEWSDAY LONG ISLANDS NEWSPAPER INVESTIGATED THE TESTING OF RADIOACTIVITY ON HUMAN SUBJECTS BY BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS. USING THE MARSHAL ISLAND RESIDENTS AND UNCOVERED THE TRUTH THAT BROOKHAVEN USED HUMAN SUBJECTS AS GUINEA PIGS TO TEST THE EFFECTS OF RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT CONDITIONS POST BLAST. THIS STUDY WATCHED AS THE RADIATION LEFT BY THE FALLOUT WORKED ITS WAY INTO THE FOOD CHAIN THAT THE ISLANDERS WERE EATING. WORSE, THEY ALLOWED MORE RADIOACTIVE EXPOSURE TO THE ISLANDERS NEVER WARNING THEM AND NEVER REVEALING THE TRUTH.
BROOKHAVEN LAB HAS MANY NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNING WORK ALTHOUGH THEY ACTED LIKE WAR CRIMINALS EXPOSING HUMANS TO DEADLY RADIATION KNOWINGLY.
For 43 years, doctors at Brookhaven National Laboratory were in charge of the medical care of residents of the remote Marshall Islands in the Pacific who had been exposed to radiation from nuclear bomb blasts set off by the United States during the Cold War. Newsday's investigation shows the lab knowingly allowed hundreds of island residents to live on contaminated islands so that American scientists could study the flow of radioactivity through their bodies for "scientific and military concerns." BNL also convinced some 100 Marshallese residents to have highly questionable thyroid surgery -- paying each person $25,000 to secure their cooperation -- often without their fully informed consent. After living on their contaminated islands from 1957 to 1985, the population of Rongelap fled, convinced that they were being lied to by the BNL team. They now live hundreds of miles away from their homeland. Now the Obama adminstration and the U.S. Congress will have to decide whether to pay $1 billion in damages awarded to Rongelap by the Nuclear Claims Tribunal in 2007.
Brookhaven Statement on Marshall
Monday, October 28, 2013
(SEE DEFINITION BELOW)
WORDS THAT STRIKE MORTAL TERROR IN THOSE THAT UNDERSTAND ITS MEANING THERE HAVE BEEN 32 REPORTED BROKEN ARROWS ALTHOUGH THE REAL NUMBER IS MOST LIKELY ALOT HIGHER.ATOM CENTRAL.COM PROBABLY THE BEST EXPERTS ON ATOMIC FILM AND HISTORY PUT THIS TOGETHER, I AM GLAD TO BRING IT TO ALL OF YOU WHO VISIT THE NYC FALLOUT SHELTER BLOG,I WAITED AND POSTED THE TRAILER TO THIS MOVIE NOW ITS HERE AND I AM HONORED TO SHOW IT! ALL 6 PARTS ARE HERE AND CAN BE WATCHED IN ONE SITTING.THIS IS A VERY WELL PUT TOGETHER FILM WITH NEVER SEEN IMAGES OR NEVER HEARD STORIES OF LOST NUKES.THIS IS A TOTAL QUALITY PRESENTATION, PLEASE VISIT atomcentral.com atom central.com A GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATION AND HISTORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT FILMED THE ATOMIC TESTS AND MORE.THE SITE INCLUDES IMAGES AND FILM CLEANED UP TO SHOW WITH ABSOLUTE CLARITY WHAT THEY SAW SO MANY YEARS AGO! MAKE IT A STOP ON YOUR INTERNET TRAVELS AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
Nuclear Accidents aka "Broken Arrows"
Since 1950, there have been 32 nuclear weapon accidents, known as "Broken Arrows."
A Broken Arrow is defined as an unexpected event involving nuclear weapons that result in the accidental launching, firing, detonating, theft or loss of the weapon. To date, six nuclear weapons have been lost and never recovered. Now, recently declassified documents reveal the history and secrecy surrounding the events known as "Broken Arrows".
There have been 32 nuclear weapon accidents since 1950. Six of these nuclear weapons have been lost and never recovered. What does this say about our defense system? What does this mean to our threatened environment? What do we do to rectify these monumental "mistakes"?
Using spectacular special effects, newly uncovered and recently declassified footage, filmmaker Peter Kuran explores the accidents, incidents and exercises in the secret world of nuclear weapons.
Narrated by: Adam West
Music Performed by: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Directed by: Peter Kuran, the award winning creator of Trinity & Beyond
Run Time: 52 minutes
© 1999 VCE Inc.
Music Performed by: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Directed by: Peter Kuran, the award winning creator of Trinity & Beyond
Run Time: 52 minutes
© 1999 VCE Inc.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
At the bottom of this page is the 1990 FEMA nuclear target map for New York. It was just a conceptual map about the nuclear threat. Even an all-out nuclear war - did not by any means mean that every site would be hit. For some states VERY FEW and POSSIBLY / PROBABLY NONE of the sites will be hit but others may have some very significant targets. Because circumstances have changed since 1990 some of the targets in many of the maps should be removed and possibly there are others that should be added.
Besides nuclear weapons there can be various radiological and other weapon hazards within your state and radiological threats may come from outside your state.
1. Nuclear power plants (think Chernoybl) for one. When the power, technology and personnel may not be available to maintain the plants - there is no telling what may happen to / with them.
|2. The same applies to the storage of used nuclear fuel which presently has to be kept cooled and maintained.3. Then there might somewhere be a stockpile of nuclear weapons.|
4. Storage concerns should not be with just nuclear weapons but also with biological and chemical weapons.
5. There may just be hazardous stores of industrial chemicals that are no longer being maintained and protected.
6. There can be armories and warehouses of weapons and explosives that could fall into dangerous hands.
7. Whatever may be added to this list - needs to be
identified and dealt with.
And we haven't even mentioned EMP. Weapons exploded at high altitude for the sole purpose of creating EMP could turn off the lights in America. Permanently. Or in any case it could take a very long time to turn them back on - if you can imagine life without electricity.
THIS HANDBOOK IS THE CURRENT HANDBOOK FOR RADIATION METERS THAT WERE COMMONLY STOCKED IN FALLOUT SHELTERS, IT CAN BE READ BY CLICKING THE LINK PROVIDED WITH EACH CHAPTER, IT IS A MUST READ IF YOU HAVE A CIVIL DEFENSE SURVEY METER OR GEIGER COUNTER AND AN EXCELLENT GUIDE ON RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY SAFETY.
THE PDF OF THIS BOOK CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT THE LINK BELOW OR READ FROM HERE
Radiation Safety In Shelters.
FEMA CPG 2-6.4 September 23, 1983
Handbook for finding and providing the best protection in shelters
with the use of instruments for detecting radiation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Cover & Forward||cover|
|CHECKLIST "A" FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION (Yellow Pages)||ix|
|CHECKLIST "B" STANDARD CHECKLIST FOR RADIOLOGICAL MONITORS ||xiii|
|CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL INFORMATION|
|Why You Need This Handbook||1-1|
|Selection of Radiological Monitors||1-2|
|Definitions of Special Terms||1-2|
|What is Nuclear Radiation?||1-2|
|How Radioactive Fallout is Produced||1-3|
|How Nuclear Radiation Harms Our Bodies||1-4|
|How Quantities of Nuclear Radiation are Measured||1-4|
|How Much Nuclear Radiation is Harmful?||1-5|
|Natural Background Levels||1-5|
|Symptoms of Radiation Injury||1-5|
|Effects and Levels of Sickness from Brief Exposure||1-6|
|Contamination of Food and Water||1-9|
|How You Can Shield Yourself from Gamma Radiation||1-10|
|How Fallout Radioactivity Arrives and Decays||1-12|
|Fallout from One Weapon||1-12|
|Fallout from Many Weapons||1-12|
|After Fallout Stops Coming Down||1-13|
|The Seven-Ten Rule||1-13|
|CHAPTER 2 - INSTRUMENTS FOR DETECTING NUCLEAR RADIATION|
|What Is Needed||2-1|
|What If There Are No Instruments?||2-1|
|The Survey Meter||2-2|
|The Dosimeter Charger||2-4|
|CHAPTER 3 - HOW TO GET YOUR RADIOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS |
|Before You Begin||3-1|
|Preparation for Using the Survey Meter||3-1|
|Installing the Battery in the Survey Meter||3-1|
| Checking the Battery and the Instrument ||3-2|
|Reading the Survey Meter||3-4|
|Troubleshooting the Survey Meter||3-7|
|Preparation for Using the Dosimeter Charger||3-7|
|Installing the Battery in the Charger||3-8|
| Checking the Battery and the Dosimeter Charger ||3-8|
|Troubleshooting the Dosimeter Charger||3-12|
|Preparation for Using the Dosimeter||3-13|
|Charging or Zeroing the Dosimeter||3-13|
|Checking the Dosimeter for Leaks||3-15|
|Reading the Dosimeter||3-16|
|CHAPTER 4 - RADIATION SAFETY PROCEDURES|
|Before Fallout Arrives||4-1|
|Organization of Shelter Population||4-2|
|Checking Out the Shelter||4-4|
|Radiation Safety Improvement||4-10|
|Openings and Ventilation||4-10|
|Materials for Shielding||4-12|
|Restroom and Water Locations||4-13|
|Getting and Checking the Instruments||4-15|
| Informing the People in the Shelter About ||4-15|
|Watching for Fallout to Arrive||4-16|
|While Fallout is Coming Down||4-19|
|Decontamination of People Caught in Fallout||4-19|
| Finding the Places with the Lowest Radiation Levels ||4-20|
|The Time-Averaging Method||4-22|
|Finding and Covering Up "Leaks" in Gamma Shielding||4-27|
|Gamma Shielding by People||4-31|
| Keeping Track of Everyone's Radiation Exposure ||4-32|
|After Fallout Has Stopped Coming Down||4-33|
|Forecasting Radiation Exposure||4-33|
|The Penalty Table||4-37|
|Use of the Penalty Table as a Guide for Operations||4-38|
| Checking Radiation Levels Beyond the Immediate ||4-40|
|Leaving the Shelter||4-42|
|B. Conversion of Standard Time Designation to ||B-1|
|Sample Forms for RADIATION EXPOSURE RECORD||forms|
Adobe Acrobat PDF File of this "Radiation Safety In Shelters" book is at...
Friday, October 25, 2013
I AM NOT INCLUDING THIS FOR MONEY ONLY FOR THE FACT THAT FALLOUT SHELTERS NEED INFORMATION AND EQUIPMENT KI4U HAS IT AND BACKS IT UP THE STUFF SOLD THROUGH THIS OUTFIT IS TOP NOTCH! IF YOUR READING MY BLOG THEN CHECK THESE GUYS OUT! NUCLEAR WAR SURVIVAL SKILLS CAN BE FOUND FREE ON THE INTERNET AND EVEN FOR THE IPHONE GET A COPY PROFESSOR CRESSON KEARNY IS PROBABLY THE MOST INFORMED SURVIVAL CONSULTANT WITH A BACKGROUND THAT IS STELLAR, EDWARD TELLER THE FATHER OF THE ATOMIC BOMB WRITES A FORWARD IN HIS BOOK, YOU CAN NOT GET A BETTER OPINION THAN THAT! GET THE BOOK READ IT,LEARN IT.
REFERENCE AND INFORMATION PRODUCTS
FALLOUT SHELTER WARDEN INFORMATION
- NYC / Long Island/Suffolk County, New York Air Defense Sector - Suffolk County and Metropolitan New York City, United States
- around NYC and Long Island and see the signs black and yellow triangles pointing down to represent Atomic Fallout, some people don't even know about its meaning , The cold war was far from cold, L.I. had Nuclear Missiles and Nuclear weapons on armed Interceptor aircraft to stop soviet bombers from dropping atomic bombs on NYC and the Defense Industry on L.I.. This And The Civil Defense, The Armed Defense, and The Other Side Of The Fence, This Is History That Can Not be Lost so this blog will try To tell the stories of a dark time, When sirens would howl and we would all await most likely the end underground in places marked with Fallout Shelter Signs, buried beneath the rubble of the buildings above us or be Incinerated in Firestorms , Other Than That Fallout Shelter NYC brings The Local Cold War History in Film, Pictures, Stories, Civil Defense Pics ,Films other Media, Lots Of Propaganda And even Declassified USAF & DOD Films On everything They Detonated Or Trained For Excellent Stuff! So Settle In, Grab A Survival Biscuit, read the posts watch the films and enjoy the Shelter! please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(1968) USAF SURVIVE TO FIGHT ATOMIC WEAPON HITS ADC BASE JETS SCRAMBLE INTERCEPT SOVIET ATTACKERS
THIS IS A CLASSIC UNITED STATES AIR FORCE TRAINING FILM THAT IS BASED ON SURVIVABILITY OF USAF BASE OPERATIONS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AFTER A NUCLEAR ATTACK,BASES LIKE THIS ONE WERE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES DURING THE COLD WAR PERIOD THE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE AND RESPONSIBILITY THESE MEN HAD HAD HANDLING NUCLEAR WEAPONS THAT WERE USED ON INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT ,THE # AM SCRAMBLES INTO THE WINTER NIGHT NOT KNOWING IF THIS WAS FOR REAL AS BASE AIRCRAFT PEELED OUT LAUNCHING IN PAIRS SC REAMING INTO THE WINTER NIGHT WAITING FOR WORD OF WHAT WAS GOING ON. THE AIRMEN AT THESE BASES KNEW ANY ATTACK ON THE US THEY WOULD BE AMONG THE FIRST TO KNOW AND FIRST TO GO WHILE THE COMMUNITIES OUTSIDE THE GATES NEVER KNEW HOW CLOSE THEY WERE TO WAR AS THE BASES WENT TO DIFFERENT DEFCON LEVELS, THIS WAS NOT INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC. THE FILM STARTS AT NIGHT AND THE SAC AIR DEFENSE COMMAND LAUNCHES ITS F-101 INTERCEPTOR AIR CRAFT AND PREPARES TO RIDE OUT A NUCLEAR STRIKE AS CONFIRMATION OF INCOMING MISSILES IS CONFIRMED. THANKS TO A CLIMATE OF GUARDED DEFENSE THE AIR FORCE BASE IS ABLE TO BUILD DEFENSIVE AND SHELTER FACILITIES TO SURVIVE AND FIGHT AND AS A NUCLEAR DETONATION IS CONFIRMED ON BASE THE AIR FORCE BEGINS TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS SO ITS AIR WING CAN COME BACK AND RE-ARM AND RE-FUEL A GREAT SUBJECT THAT U.S. MILITARY FORCES HAD TO PLAN FOR AND TRAIN AND THIS FILM SHOWS WHAT THEY EXPECTED, THE REAL QUESTION IS IT REALISTIC IN ITS EXPECTATION? THE ONE THING IS THAT IT IS PRICELESS THAT THE USAF MADE THIS TRAINING FILM AND ITs QUOTES LIKE "HAVE NO UMBRELLAS,IF IT STARTS TO RAIN WE WILL LET YOU KNOW." AND "YOU CALL US BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T WE WILL BE CALLING YOU" WEIRD,.. BUT STILL GREAT PROPAGANDA!FILMED AT A SAC AIR DEFENSE INTERCEPTOR BASE LOCATED IN OXNARD, OXNARD AFB CALIFORNIA 1967 THIS IS BASICALLY WHEN CLOSING OF SAC ADC BASES WAS GOING ON ALL OVER (SUFFOLK COUNTY AFB LONG ISLAND NEW YORK) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NYC AREA FOR MOST OF THE COLD WAR.DURING 1968- EARLY 1970s MOST OF THESE AIR FORCE ADC UNITS WENT OVER TO FIGHT IN VIETNAM AND THAILAND AS FORWARD AIR CONTROL AND MUNITION LOADERS FOR USAF STRIKE PLANES USING IRON BOMBS INSTEAD OF ATOMIC MUNITIONS BOMBING NVA BASES AND NORTH VIETNAM AND THE ADC PILOTS AND BACKSEATERS WENT OVER ALSO, TO ME THESE GUYS REALLY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY PLUS ONE AND DESERVE BIG RESPECT , MY HATS OFF TO THE USAF AIRMEN OF ADC/SAC AND VIETNAM/THAILAND/LAOS
DEFCON THE ULTIMATE NUCLEAR WAR SIMULATION
USAF/SAC AT DEFCON ONE AND CONFIDENCE IS HIGH! "EXECUTIVE DESCISION" USAF'S NUCLEAR POSTURE
PROBABLY THE MOST TELLING STORY OF USAF MIGHT AND POWER AS WAR IS UNLEASHED ON THE AGRESSOR NATION WHO IS LATER IDENTIFIED TO BE THE SOVIET UNION, THE STOCK FOOTAGE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS BEING DROPPED BY B-47 STRATOJETS and B-52 BOMBERS ARE FROM ONCE CLASSIFIED USAF NUCLEAR TEST OPS. MOST OF THIS ENTIRE FILM IS FROM CLASSIFIED WARPLANS AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS, THIS HOMAGE TO SAC AND STRATEGIC AIR COMMANDS DEDICATION TO MISSION IS A JEWEL AND FROM A TIME WHERE THE WORLD WAS A TINDERBOX READY FOR SOMEONE TO STRIKE THE SPARK AND IGNITE A WORLDWIDE NUCLEAR CONFLAGRATION WHERE LIFE MOST LIKELY WOULD OF WENT THE WAY OF THE DINOSAUR AND ONLY MILLIONS OF YEARS LATER A FOSSILIZED REMAINS OF MAN WOULD BE DISCOVERED BY THE NEXT GENERATION THAT CAME FROM THE ASHES OF THE OLD, THIS FILM IS NOT KNOWN IF IT WAS EVER SEEN OR VIEWED OTHER THAN A HANDFUL OF HIGH RANKING USAF OFFICERS, SEE THE DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION FROM THE NUCLEAR VAULT.COM --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Power of Decision" may be the first (and perhaps the only) U.S. government film dramatizing nuclear war decision-making. Commissioned by the Strategic Air Command in 1956, the film has the look of a 1950s TV drama, but the subject is the ultimate Cold War nightmare. By the end of the film, after the U.S. Air Force has implemented war plan "Quick Strike" following a Soviet surprise attack, millions of Americans, Russians, Europeans, and Japanese are dead. The narrator, a Colonel Dodd, asserts that "nobody wins a nuclear war because both sides are sure to suffer terrible damage." Despite the "catastrophic" damage, one of the film’s operating assumptions is that defeat is avoidable as long as the adversary cannot impose its "will" on the United States. The film’s last few minutes suggest that the United States would prevail because of the "success" of its nuclear air offensive. Moscow, not the United States, is sending out pleas for a cease-fire. The conviction that the United States could prevail was a doctrinal necessity because Air Force leaders assumed the decisiveness of air power. The founding fathers of the U.S. Air Force came out of World War II with an unshakeable, if exaggerated, conviction that the strategic bombing of Germany and Japan had been decisive for the Allied victory and that air power would be crucial in future conflicts. (Note 1) The film’s title: "Power of Decision" embodies that conviction. The title itself is a reference to a 1948 statement by General George C. Kenney, the Strategic Air Command’s first commander-in-chief: "A war in which either or both opponents use atomic bombs will be over in a matter of days...The Air Force that is superior in its capability of destruction plays the dominant role and has the power of decision." (Note 2) A confident statement made by one of the characters, General "Pete" Larson, near the close of reel 6 flows from that assumption: the Soviets "must quit; we have the air and the power and they know it." The story begins with Colonel Dodd, standing in the underground command post of the "Long Range Offense Force" (oddly, the Strategic Air Command is never mentioned by name). Dodd discusses the Force’s strike capabilities, its mechanisms for keeping track of its strategic assets, and its war plans. That hundreds of bombers, based in U.S. territories and overseas bases, are ready to launch at a moment’s notice is the "surest way to prevent war." Dodd does not think that the Soviets are likely to strike, but if deterrence fails and the Soviets launch an attack, "this is what will happen." What "happens" is the initial detection by U.S. air defense network of the approach of Soviet bombers over the Arctic Circle. That leads to General Larson’s decision to launch the SAC alert force under plan "Quick Strike"; airborne and nuclear-armed alert bombers fly toward the Soviet periphery, but stay at position until they receive an attack order (this was the concept of "Fail Safe" or "Positive Control" although those terms were not used in the film). About an hour after the alert force is launched, General Larson receives reports of attacks on U.S. bases, followed by more information on Soviet nuclear attacks on cities and military bases in Japan and Western Europe. "That does it," General Turner (one of Larson’s deputies) exclaims. He soon receives a call on the red phone from the Joint Chiefs, who with the President, are in a protected command post. The president has ordered the execution of "Quick Strike," releasing bombers and missiles to strike the Soviet Union. This simultaneous bomber-missile "double punch" is aimed at "all elements of [Soviet] air power" [bomber bases] along with "war making and war sustaining resources," which meant strikes on urban-industrial areas and urban populations. To depict the undepictable, the film’s producers use stock footage of nuclear tests and missile and bomber launches. Once it is evident that the Soviets have launched a surprise air attack, Colonel Dodd observes that "By giving up the initiative, the West must expect to take the first blow." This statement is not developed, but for Air Force planners, "initiative" meant a preemptive attack or a first strike. By the early 1950, senior military planners and defense officials had begun considering the possibility of pre-emptive attacks on the basis of strategic warning; that is, if the United States intelligence warning system collected reliable information on an impending Soviet attack, decision-makers could approve strikes against Soviet military forces to disrupt it. Consistent with this, Strategic Air Command war plans assumed "two basic modes" for executing strike plans [See Document One below]. () One was retaliation against a surprise attack; the other "plan was based on the assumption that the United States had strategic warning and had decided to take the initiative." The SAC strike force would then be "launched to penetrate en masse prior to the enemy attack; the main target would be the enemy’s retaliatory capability." In the last part of reel 6, Air Force intelligence briefings review the destruction of the Soviet military machine, including destruction of air bases, weapons storage centers, and government control centers, among other targets. "Target M," presumably Moscow, has "been destroyed" by a nuclear weapon which struck 300 yards from the aiming point. The Soviet attack has done calamitous damage to the United States, with 60 million casualties, including 20 million wounded, but evidence was becoming available of the "success" of the U.S. air offensive. The Soviet Air Force has been reduced to a handful of aircraft, it had stopped launching nuclear strikes outside of its territory, and SACEUR [Supreme Allied Commander Europe] reports the "complete disintegration of resistance" by Soviet ground forces. Moreover, cease-fire requests are coming in from the Soviets. In this context, General Larson’s certainty that the "Soviets must quit" conveyed prevailing assumptions about the value of strategic air power. Around the time when "The Power of Decision" as being produced, a statement by SAC Commander-in-Chief General Curtis LeMay made explicit what was implicit in Larson’s observation. In an address before the Air Force’s Scientific Advisory Board in 1957 [see Document Two], LeMay argued that U.S. strategic forces could not be an effective deterrent unless they were "clearly capable of winning under operational handicaps of bad weather and no more than tactical warning." And by winning, LeMay said he meant "achieving a condition wherein the enemy cannot impose his will on us, but we can impose our will on him." Larson’s statement about control of the air dovetailed exactly with LeMay’s assumptions about winning. Little is known about the production and distribution of "The Power of Decision," or even if it was actually shown. According to the history of the Air Photographic and Charting Service for January through June 1957, on 28 May 1956, the Strategic Air Command requested the service to produce the film, which would be classified Secret. SAC leaders may have wanted such a film for internal indoctrination and training purposes, to help officers and airmen prepare themselves for the worst active-duty situation that they could encounter. Perhaps the relatively unruffled style of the film’s performers was to serve as a model for SAC officers if they ever had to follow orders that could produce a nuclear holocaust. In any event, the script for "Power of Decision" was approved on 10 May 1957 and a production planning conference took place on 29 May 1957. The contract productions section of the Air Photographic and Charting Service was the film’s producing unit. The next step was to find actors with security clearances because even the synopsis of the film was classified secret (although later downgraded to "official use only"). As the Air Force was not in the business of hiring actors, the production unit engaged the services of MPO Productions, a New York-based firm which produced commercials and industrial films. [References to MPO, Inc. are on the index cards and on "The End" frame at the close of reel 6]. What happened next, when the work on the film was completed, SAC’s assessment of the project, and whether, when, or where the film was shown, cannot presently be determined, although the information may be in the living memories of participants or viewers from those days. Note: The relatively poor quality of this digital reproduction reflects the condition of the original reels as turned over to the National Archives by the Air Force.
USAF/DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY (1970) MEETING THE TERRORIST THREAT- GUARDING USAF NUCLEAR FACILITIES
- Meeting the Terrorist Threat, Produced by the Defense Nuclear Agency - Early 1970's - 7:30 - Color - Since the emergence of the terrorist threat, the U.S. Governments concern about the possible terrorism against nuclear facilities has intensified. This video is a dramatization. It shows how the Government has responded to this threat. The video depicts nuclear security activities at an early nuclear storage site and how a small unarmed force of intruders easily enters under the security fence surrounding the site. The protective force subdues the intruders easily. In another scene, a well-armed terrorist team enters the base and kills a roving patrol with a well-placed sniper. Security forces finally overcome the terrorists after a superior counter-force arrives. On a third entry, a terrorist team enters the site under the cover of a fellow terrorist, hidden in the forest, armed with a heavy machine gun. This terrorist team reaches and penetrates a storage igloo after the roving patrol is killed, and the rapid response force is destroyed. However, the terrorists do not escape. When the superior security force appears with helicopter support and an armored personnel carrier, the terrorists, including the machine gunner, are killed. Since this film was made, the Department of Energy (DOE) has constantly improved the training and tactics of the security forces at each installation as well as the in-place security systems. With its modern day posture, it would be highly improbable that a small group of armed individuals could forcibly enter any DOE facility and escape with a nuclear weapon or any special nuclear
(1975) RARE FOOTAGE OF ANG F-102s BASED AT SUFFOLK AFB (DECOM) FLYING OVER LONG ISLAND
THIS VIDEO SHOWS NATIONAL GUARD 2nd FIS FLYING F102s OVER EASTERN LONG ISLAND THE FLIGHT SCENES ARE DUBBED WITH A HORRIBLE MUSIC SOUNDTRACK "HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE" SO I ADVISE THAT YOU MUTE THE SOUND WHILE WATCHING THIS LAST OF THE CENTURY FIGHTERS BEING FLOWN AS INTERCEPTORS AND NOT TARGETS FOR MISSILE TESTS, THE SUFFOLK AFB NOW GABRESKI AIRPORT WESTHAMPTON HOME NOW TO THE 106th AEROSPACE RESCUE AND RECOVERY WING WHO OCCUPY AND USE THE OLD ALERT HANGARS AND USAF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND "ADC" LEFT BEHIND WHEN THE SUFFOLK COUNTY AIR BASE WAS DECOMMISSIONED, EVEN THEN A NATIONAL GUARD UNIT USING F-102s WAS BASED THERE FROM 1969 - PRESENT.RARE CAMOFLAUGE F102s *UPDATE THE F-102 THAT SAT OUT FRONT TO PAY RESPECT TO THOSE THAT SERVED THE COLD WAR MISSION AND FLEW JET AIR CRAFT LOADED WITH LIVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS WAS SCRAPPED AND CUT UP ON BASE BY A SCRAP YARD IN A TOTAL DOUCHE BAG MOVE! I DONT CARE HOW BAD OF SHAPE IT WAS IN IT COULD OF BEEN SAVED AND SHOULD OF.JUST BECAUSE THE MISSON NOW INVOLVES HELICOPTERS YOU DONT FORGET HISTORY AND TRY TO TAKE THE LIME LIGHT BY DROPPIN A HELICOPTER IN ITS SPOT, YOU DISRESPECTED THOSE THAT SERVED A WAR COLD IN NAME BUT WAS A DIRECT THREAT AGAINST THIS NATION AND THOSE WHO FLEW THOSE JETS DURING THOSE YEARS WOULD OF GAVE THEIR LIVES TO KEEP THE POPULATION OF THIS COUNTRY SAFE, IT MAKES ME SAD TO SEE SUCH DISRESPECT AND PERSONALLY YOU CAN STICK THAT HELO UP YOUR ASSES!
COLD WAR PROPAGANDA No.41 (1951) USAF CARTOON RECRUITING COMMERCIAL
THIS USAF COMMERCIAL FROM THE EARLY 1950s MOST LIKELY WAS THE REASON AMERICA WON THE COLD WAR AND BEAT THE SOVIETS IN TO SPACE THE JINGLE IN OF FLYING DAH DAH DAH WITH CARTOON JETS AND PEOPLE PROBABLY CAUGHT THE EYE OF MANY YOUNG KIDS WHO TEN YEARS LATER ENLISTED AND HELPED KEEP THIS COUNTRY FREE OF ANY COMMUNIST AGGRESSORS, WE NEED MORE GOOD WHOLESOME RECRUITING PITCHES LIKE THIS ONE!