Conditions for use of the 'red telephone'

The US memorandum of action for national security n°255 describes the conditions for use of the famous 'red telephone', the direct and secure line between the White House in Washington and the Kremlin in Moscow, which would have been used, in the context of the Cold War, to warn of any nuclear attack between the two superpowers.

Source and copyright

Source: John F. Kennedy Library (NLJFK), Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125-3398. NLK. NSF. MM. NSAM. 10IIIW.

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