NBCNews.com   |  August 11, 2014

Flashback: Reagan's Joke Leads to Red Alert

When President Reagan joked about outlawing Russia and launching bomb strikes, he probably didn't expect to be taken seriously. But one "wayward" operator did, and turned the Soviet system on war alert. A US official speculated he was more than wayward: drunk.

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