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Unread post21 Dec 2012, 03:07

madrat wrote:
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Tell us more about how the nuclear war will be over in a half hour

Quite simple. Both sides launch several hundred long range ballistic missiles from land and submarine, which each deploy 8-12 warheads of several hundred kT yield, which arrive in <30 minutes.


Nuclear wars were meant to last anywhere from 5-12 years.

Go read WarDay by Whitley Strieber. It will explain why no waged nuclear war is over in an hour, let alone a year. It's a quick 500 pages.


The book is a good read. But the nuclear war in the book is a limited nuclear attack. Not an all out one. As I understood it anyway. The book takes place 5 years after the war. The main character is a writer who travels the US accessing the damage and seeing what has survived.
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Unread post25 Dec 2012, 17:54

madrat wrote:
mcraptor wrote:
XanderCrews wrote:
Tell us more about how the nuclear war will be over in a half hour

Quite simple. Both sides launch several hundred long range ballistic missiles from land and submarine, which each deploy 8-12 warheads of several hundred kT yield, which arrive in <30 minutes.


Nuclear wars were meant to last anywhere from 5-12 years.

Go read WarDay by Whitley Strieber. It will explain why no waged nuclear war is over in an hour, let alone a year. It's a quick 500 pages.


WOW... Simply amazing!!! You actually told people to go read some science fiction book by an author who is known for science fiction, horror and ufology and then take his fiction novel as how a real nuclear exchange is to take place? Amateur hour has surely struck!!!
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Unread post26 Dec 2012, 02:36

Beazz, glad you could grace us with your unexceptionally and witless driveby. The story is fiction and it is sourced with the best available references released up until that date. And you probably are aware that government releases on the topic largely agree with said author's premise that nuclear wars were neither quick nor total apocalypse. If you want to draw different conclusions of what would happen then no problem. Otherwise I am sure you're book on said topic is better. It just was never published. Nor written. Nor conceived.
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