Soviet Program, ‘Perimeter,’ Ensured Nuclear Response in Event of U.S. Nuclear Strike
By KI MAE HEUSSNER
Oct. 8, 2009
It’s supposed to be the stuff of science fiction: A device that triggers a nuclear holocaust in the event of a U.S. strike against Russia.
But the “Dr. Strangelove”-esque technology isn’t just fantasy. The Cold War-era Soviet “doomsday machine” was — and might still be — very much a reality.