thinking about how many times military insubordination has prevented nuclear war


Tired: "I might have committed atrocities, but I was just obeying my superiors' orders"

Wired: "I might have disobeyed orders, but I stopped my superiors from committing atrocities"

@GreenandBlack I know the story of Vasily Arkhipov. There are others??

@potato Stanislav Petrov in 1983. He actively made the decision to keep an ICBM warning from his commanders, before it later turned out to be a false alarm. His superiors commended him for his actions but also demoted him not for filing his paperwork properly.

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