The Cold War was one of the most unnerving times in American history because of the great amount of uncertainty that surrounded the possibility of nuclear war.
The US and the Soviet Union had many of different what-if plans that still scare us to this day. Earlier today, the scariest of them all was finally uncovered.
The United States government had a top secret plan in place in the event that the president died or went missing under mysterious circumstances. They would fire nuclear weapons on both the Soviet Union and China, regardless of their being any evidence that either country was involved.
It seems the US government would take no chances of tarnishing their “mess with us and die” reputation if the president suddenly went missing during this time. Because of the likelihood that this reaction would cause two nuclear holocausts, they changed the guidelines to “either” country instead of “both.”
Luckily the US government never had to invoke the plan President Lyndon Johnson named “Furtherance,” or we all might not be here today.
Andrew Alvez | Elite.