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Command and Control, Deterrence and the Turn of a Key

Clip: Season 29 Episode 1 | 1m 10s

“The whole reason I sat out there was to prevent anything from happening. That's what deterrence was about. But deterrence is worthless if you don't demonstrate that you are willing to do it.” Lieutenant Allan Childers was a deputy commander of the Titan II Missile Combat Crew. He was on duty the night of the accident in Damascus, Arkansas.

Aired: 01/10/17

Rating: NR

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