starshipcat (starshipcat) wrote,

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People in Hawaii got a major scare today when an error caused a missile launch warning to go out over the emergency warning system. Worse, it took nearly half an hour for the authorities to realize they'd made a mistake and get a correction out.

Thankfully, it appears that nobody did anything truly rash and self-destructive as a result of that false alarm. But given that we've got a crazy dictator making wild threats as a form of chest-thumping, such an alarm is way too believable right now.
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