Berto Jongman: One US Captain Stopped US Nuclear Launch on Russia from Okinawa in 1962

04 Inter-State Conflict, 08 Proliferation

berto smallThe Okinawa missiles of October

Bordne was serving at one of four secret missile launch sites on the US-occupied Japanese island of Okinawa.

Editor’s note: As this article was being considered for publication, Daniel Ellsberg … wrote a lengthy email message to the Bulletin, …assert [ing], in part: “I feel it’s urgent to find out whether Bordne’s story and Tovish’s tentative conclusions from it are true, given the implications of its truth for present dangers, not only past history.