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What was once the most secret of all British government documents has been released in full. During the Cold War, civil servants used to rehearse the end of the world - what would happen if deterrence failed and nuclear war became inevitable.

2009-06-23

 nuclear politics UK war government Cold War
It's the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents. In simulated attacks on enemy populations, entire cities in America are contaminated with bacteria, exposing millions of Americans to germ warfare. But the real focus of the research is on mastering the...
 CIA mind control brainwashing Cold War sarin chemical weapon will
US swimmer Diana Nyad has been forced to abandon her attempt to be the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the protection of a shark cage. Ms Nyad, 61, stopped 29 hours into an expected 60-hour swim.

2011-08-09

 swimming long-distance Cuba USA Cold War endurance