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World History Moment: The Biggest False Alarm

In September of 1983, relations between the United States and the Soviet Union were strained. That’s in part what led to one of history’s most famous false alarms in an underground bunker in Moscow. 

Historian John Schmidt tells us the story of the missile, the computer glitch and Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov.

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