The Opening Moments D+24 (2 August, 1987) 0000-0015 Zulu

D+24 (2 August, 1987) 0000-0010 Zulu The gravity bomb contained a 30-kiloton warhead that was set to airburst at 800 meters. This aspect of the plan worked perfectly with the warhead exploding at the prescribed altitude. The Fencer aircrew’s delivery of the weapon, on the other hand, was off. The pre-selected ground zero point had …

Book Review: One Second After Part II

At the conclusion of One Second After, the arrival of General Wright and his column of US Army troops and equipment sparked a wave of hope among the survivors in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Wright explained that he was leading his men to Asheville where he would assume the duties of military governor of Western …