The Nuclear Football DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 8, 2004
In the depths of the Cold War, when nuclear conflict with the Soviet Union was a very real possibility, extraordinary efforts were made to ensure that the President would always have the ability to order a nuclear (counter) attack. The centerpiece of this project was THE NUCLEAR FOOTBALL, less sensationally known as the President's Emergency Satchel.
This riveting documentary chronicles every aspect of the ''football,'' from its development during the Kennedy Administration to the role it plays in national security today. Whether on a jog or a state visit, if the president leaves the White House, the football goes with him, and we'll hear from some of the men who have carried it over the years.
Filled with the details of the protocols surrounding this unique package and stories of shocking mishaps, THE NUCLEAR FOOTBALL sheds light on a unique piece of America's military puzzle.