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 …