The Computer Simulation That Almost Started World War III

Remember the 1983 movie WarGames? The film is about a computer "game" with the potential to start thermonuclear war. But strangely this scenario is more truth than fiction. Because in 1979 programmers at NORAD almost started World War III when they accidentally ran a computer simulation of a Soviet attack. » 2/16/15 6:20pm 2/16/15 6:20pm

What Queen Elizabeth II's Speech Would Have Been If WWIII Had Happened

The early 1980s was a time of serious dread for many people worried that the U.S. and the Soviet Union might start World War III. And it's easy to understand why. One wrong move by either nuke-equipped country, and it was the end of civilization as we knew it. In fact, that's nearly what happened on September 26,… » 8/01/13 4:52pm 8/01/13 4:52pm