WI: H-Bomb goes off over North Carolina in 1961?

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by NthBelisarius, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. NthBelisarius Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2013
    Great Britain
    So, to my surprise upon opening the BBC News website there was an article about how the USA almost bombed North Carolina with two H-bombs after a B-52 went into a tailspin.

    The article is here.

    The bomb went through every stage but failed on the last one, so what if that last trigger doesn't fail? JFK had just been inaugurated, so I imagine it might seriously damage his image. There would be political mudslinging on both sides of course and probably a backlash against nuclear weapons. But I don't really know much about US politics. SO what would happen?
  2. Alternate History Geek Plattenite Railfan

    Oct 14, 2011
    A subway tunnel near you
    We already have a thread on this.
  3. Flubber Banned

    Nov 15, 2011

    Not "a" thread, five threads.

    The BBC recycles a "news" story everyone has known about for decades, Zoidberg is the first to start a thread on it, and four pinheads posted the same item afterward even without bothering to look at the forum's first page.