Watchmen - Chapter 10 Two Riders Were Approaching... Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Two Riders Were Approaching... Summary

Chapter 10 opens with President Richard Nixon traveling to NORAD, which is at alert level DEFCON 2. After his arrival, the staff runs nuclear simulations and readies a nuclear first-strike action against Russia. Nixon whines that he doesn't want to make the big decisions as the staff tells him that a huge section of the United States of America will probably be destroyed even if he launches a surprise first strike.

Meanwhile, Veidt leaves New York City and travels to his Antarctic retreat while on the streets two Jehovah's Witnesses try to talk Bernhard the newsman into buying copies of The Watchtower. Bernie reads more of Tales of the Black Freighter. The marooned man has finally returned home and sits listlessly on the beach, knowing he has arrived too late to save his wife and children from the pirates' attack. While...

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