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USA’s secret underground nuclear weapons complex

Training For Underground Warfare At A Nuclear Weapons Complex Gizmodo,  19  FEB 14 In the early, angst-filled days of the Cold War, miners starting carving the insides out of a hill between Dallas and Austin, Texas. The workers didn’t know what they were building, but — at 7000 acres — it was huge. At that point in time, it was only known as “Project 76″.

This secret underground base was the US Army’s only nuclear weapons storage facility called Killeen Base, and it remains an active training facility. After construction started in 1947, US Army engineers carved tunnels out of the solid rock hillside; these became 6m wide corridors with 9m ceilings. It was all reinforced with concrete and sealed off with heavy steel doors. They even installed steel rails in various rooms to accommodate overhead cranes.

Because it was just one of seven atomic weapons storage facilities in the United States, Killeen Base was specifically located so that it would be too far inland for a quick hit by Soviet ground forces…….http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/02/training-for-underground-warfare-at-a-nuclear-weapons-complex-in-texas/

February 21, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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