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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 May 2019 6:34 p.m. PST

The USS Thresher (SSN-593) imploded 56 years ago on 10 April 1963, killing all 129 people on board, during a time of unequivocal great power competition. In September 1961, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was pictured on the cover of Time magazine saying, "We will bury you!" while the U.S. press and intelligence community were speculating that Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles were better than their U.S. equivalents…

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PraetorianHistorian31 May 2019 5:24 a.m. PST

Kid from my hometown died on the Thresher. There's actually a plaque dedicated to him.

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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2019 5:01 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting this Bill.

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