"The Blue of Capricorn", 1961
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[about his book "Fail-Safe", regarding a breakdown in military communications that results in an American nuclear attack on the Soviet Union] I believe it to be inevitable under the circumstances. That is why we [co-author Harvey Wheeler
] wrote this book. I don't know of a scientist who has a direct knowledge of "fail-safe" who isn't worried. This is something people ought to know.
He was a decorated naval officer and a teacher at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.