Command and Control Trailer (2016)

Trailer for the documentary Command and Control.

The chilling new documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Featuring the minute-by-minute accounts of Air Force personnel, weapons designers, and first responders who were on the scene, Command and Control reveals the unlikely chain of events that caused the accident and the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States – a warhead 600 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

Woven through the Damascus story is a riveting history of America’s nuclear weapons program, from World War II through the Cold War, much of it based on recently declassified documents. A cautionary tale of freak accidents, near misses, human fallibility and extraordinary heroism, Command and Control forces viewers to confront the great dilemma that the U.S. has faced since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

Duration
2 min 21 sec

Views
3,486

Posted On
April 20, 2016
Director
Robert Kenner

Writer
Robert Kenner

Studio
Independent

Release
September 14, 2016
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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