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'Secret' Nuclear Missile Launch Code During Cold War Was '00000000' -

‘Secret’ Nuclear Missile Launch Code During Cold War Was ‘00000000’

Don’t panic, but for 15 years during the Cold War, the code meant to prevent unauthorized launching of the United States’ arsenal of Minuteman nuclear missiles was apparently “00000000.”

The alarmingly insecure “Permissive Action Link” (PAL) code first came to light in 2004, after Bruce Blair, a former Minuteman missile launch control officer, disclosed it in a column for the Center for Defense Information.

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