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What You Don't Know About Presidents and Nuclear Launch Codes

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When did the Pentagon remove Nixon's access to the codes? Which President sent them out with his laundry? It's scarier than you think. Some facts about where some of the codes ended up and what some of them were. How the military often opposes the President reference the codes. And what if . . .

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What You Don't Know About Presidents and Nuclear Launch Codes

  1. 1. On Presidents & Nuclear Launch Codes
  2. 2. What is the reality of the nuclear “football” and the launch codes? Not what you might think.
  3. 3. The Book of Truths Following are just some of the truths from our history. Most of them we now know about; after the fact.
  4. 4. The Book of Truths Jimmy Carter sent the nuclear launch codes out with his laundry.
  5. 5. The Book of Truths General Curtis LeMay strongly pushed for a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the Soviet Union.
  6. 6. The Book of Truths When Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara instituted technical launch codes on nuclear weapons to prevent unauthorized deployment, the Strategic Air Command decided to over-ride that by setting all codes to 00000000.
  7. 7. The Book of Truths The first nuclear weapon the United States has officially admitted “losing” was in 1950, over Canada. The plane was found. The weapon still hasn’t been found. Sorry, Canada. Our bad.
  8. 8. The Book of Truths The Pentagon removed President Nixon’s ability to launch nuclear weapons during his last days in office.
  9. 9. The Book of Truths When Ronald Reagan was shot, the codes were in his suit pocket and ended up on the emergency room floor, forgotten about.
  10. 10. The Book of Truths But there are other, deeper, darker, truths, that will never see the light of day. Included among them are Majestic-12, Area 51, Rifts, Fireflies, Cherry Tree, Pinnacle, the Nightstalkers, and ultimately, the existence of the Time Patrol.
  11. 11. Nightstalkers SeriesWhen I was flying around with my special operations team in black helicopters, we wondered who the other guys flying around in them were? Nightstalkers are the elite Special Ops unit that take care of the things that go bump in the night; and worse. They correct the mistakes of scientists. They’re also a little bit crazy and a long way outside the bell curve, and not necessarily on the good end. And in Time Patrol, they transition from being Nightstalkers to becoming the Time Patrol.
  12. 12. Print Book Free downloadable Powerpoint slideshows on survival, history writing, and interesting information are available HERE
  13. 13. New York City. 1970s. Former Green Beret Will Kane is the lone wolf who must take down the bad wolves preying on the innocent.
  14. 14. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point and former Green Beret. He’s had over 75 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Green Berets, Shadow Warriors, Time Patrol, Area 51, and Atlantis. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world he now lives peacefully with his wife and dogs. For free eBooks, audio, slideshows and more go to: www.bobmayer.com