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Command & Control

Author: Infobase,; PBS (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : PBS, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2016] ©2016 2018.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Command and Control presents the true story of what happens when weapons built to protect threaten to become the very source of our own destruction. Based on bestseller by Eric Schlosser, the film tells the story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, and explores the great dilemma or our time: How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; PBS (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1078574725
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by PBS, 2016.
Target Audience: 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 31 min., 32 sec)) : sound, color.
Contents: Human Error and WMDs (2:56); Air Force Missileers (6:03); History of Atomic Weapons (3:20); September 18, 1980 (8:06); Broken Arrows and Imminent Disaster (4:27); Combat Crew Alerted (4:31); Politics of the Titan II (1:50); Consequences of Bomb Detonation (5:07); Government Secrecy and Civilian Lives (5:17); News and Law in Damascus (2:46); Evacuating Missile Complex 4-7 (3:02); Reinforcements Arrive in Damascus, Arkansas (5:29); Reentering Missile Complex 374-7 (5:52); Injury and Death: Titan Explodes (7:29); Aftermath of the Titan Blast (5:34); Nuclear Disasters: Secrecy and Blame (13:20); Continued Danger of Atomic Arsenal (4:04); Credits: Command & Control (2:04);
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Command and Control presents the true story of what happens when weapons built to protect threaten to become the very source of our own destruction. Based on bestseller by Eric Schlosser, the film tells the story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, and explores the great dilemma or our time: How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

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