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The NSA’s Inadvertent Role in the Major Cyberattack on Ukraine

There’s a moment in Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick’s dark Cold War comic masterpiece, when President Merkin Muffley (played by Peter Sellers) learns that an insane general has exploited a loophole in the military’s command-control system and launched a nuclear attack on Russia. Muffley turns angrily to Air Force Gen. Buck Turgidson (played by George C. Scott) and says, “When you instituted the human reliability tests, you assured me there was no possibility of such a thing ever occurring.
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