[ sahy-op ]
/ ˈsaɪ ɒp /
(formerly) the secret and central U.S. contingency plan for waging a nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
What’s Nuclear About A Football?Whose nuclear launch button is bigger? There has been a serious kerfuffle in the news about buttons and their relative size. Specifically, nuclear launch buttons. Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, flatly stated that a nuclear button is on his desk at all times. “It’s not a mere threat but a reality that I have a nuclear button on the desk in my office.” …
Origin of SIOP
s(ingle) i(ntegrated) o(perations) p(lan)
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