By the early '80s, Cold War paranoia led military leaders in the US and the USSR to question whether stationary nuclear missile silos would survive a full-scale nuclear exchange. Consequently, both sides worked on methods of making ICBMs mobile.
December 7, Pearl Harbor Day, occurs every year. It’s a time to reflect on our history. It should also be a time for national security professionals to examine past surprise attacks, especially the horrendous attacks on 9/11 that killed some 3,000 innocent civilians.