D+18 1831-2359 Zulu 27 July, 1987

At 1900 Zulu, President Ronald Reagan addressed a nation on the verge of complete panic, its citizens in urgent need of information. His speech was made over the radio since the E-4B did not carry the equipment necessary for him to make a television broadcast. Nonetheless, his words were carried by the major networks and …

D+18 1730-1830 Zulu 27 July, 1987

D+18  1730-1830 Zulu **All times in this line are Zulu (GMT)** 1735- Five minutes prior to the scheduled launch time, a hotline message is transmitted to Moscow. Its contents were mainly solely to inform Soviet leadership that the US response will be proportionate to the initial Soviet attack. Reagan suggests that the two leaders speak …