Declassified Cold War Papers Reveal Where US Was Ready To Attack
The U.S. was ready to bomb highly populated cities, according to the 1959 Strategic Air Command Atomic Weapons Requirements study.By Matt Moreno | December 24, 2015
"The West won't contain communism. It will transcend communism," 49th U.S. President Ronald Reagan said.
Times were tense between the U.S. and Russia during the Cold War, but things never escalated into full-scale war.
If they had, newly declassified papers say the U.S. was ready to systematically destruct highly populated areas, with Moscow and Leningrad atop the list. (Video via U.S. National Archives)