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How Sun-Watchers Stopped World War III in 1967

Friday, December 9th, 2016
How Sun-Watchers Stopped World War III in 1967
 As an intense solar storm interrupted radio and radar communications, scientists and military leaders scrambled to decipher the cause.

On May 23, 1967, on-duty officers at the U.S. Strategic Air Command (SAC) were huddled in an underground command center outside Omaha. They had less than 30 minutes to determine if a sudden bout of radio and radar interference was a natural event or Soviet subterfuge masking a nuclear attack.