Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power - Chapter 8 and Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Rachel Maddow
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Chapter 8 and Epilogue Summary and Analysis

Chapter 9. An $8 Trillion Fungus Among Us. In Minot, North Dakota there is an airbase where many of the American nuclear arms are stored. It is a boring job to work at this airbase as the work is mundane. However, these weapons are all still active nuclear bombs that need care. Each of these bombs is more than fifty years old, technology that was not meant to survive more than twenty years. Not only this, but the technology is so old that the fuzes cannot be worked on by modern technicians because they have no clue how they work. Scientists today cannot even reproduce the Fogbank, a part of hydrogen bombs that was designed to ensure that the hydrogen in the bomb reached a high enough energy level to explode on cue. Therefore, refurbishing the bombs has been...

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