Thinking the Unthinkable

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In any case, we do not know what kind of authorities the prime minister and the minister of defense need to have in order to activate the system on their own, individually or jointly, and to what extent they were required to bring such requests to the higher ministerial forum. July 1989: Wildfires are recurring in the U. In the Rio Grande Valley, a 1.1-mt warhead detonates over Brownsville, three 350-kt warheads detonate around McAllen, and 550-kt warheads are groundburst in Harlingen and at Cameron County Airport.

Pages: 250

Publisher: Astonbridge Publishing (October 7, 2012)

ISBN: 095379332X

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