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The New York Times - 01/14/2015
The military designed the missiles and the bunkers that housed them with the utmost urgency, working at a moment when the concern over national security was so severe that it bordered on panic, said Gretchen Heefner, a history professor at Northeastern University in Boston and author of the book “The Missile Next Door.”
“They had no doubt that this could be it,” she said. “This was what the Cold War was going to hinge on.”
With doors weighing thousands of pounds and yards-thick walls of concrete and steel, the silos that were constructed to house these missiles were not going away.