America’s Nuclear Arsenal Is Still Controlled By Antique Computers With Floppy Disks

It’s a wonder as to why many people think the United States is still untouchable or a superpower when the US nuclear arsenal is plugged into decades-old computer systems still using floppy discs. They’re still living in the 80’s, when the last piece of new technology was introduced to the arsenal. Meanwhile, the Russians and Chinese both continue technology advances in their nuclear arsenal as well as modernize their militaries across the board.



In a report to air on Sunday, CBS Correspondent Lesley Stahl traveled to a missile field near an Air Force base in Cheyenne, Wyo., revealing a nondescript site — the silo is below ground — that looks like a fenced-in lot surrounded by farms. Continue reading