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Did you know that until 1977, the nuclear launch code was simply “0000”? The Gold Codes are the nuclear launch codes that are purportedly provided to the President of the United States of America in his role as Commander-in-Chief. Prepared by the National Security Agency, the code sequence is printed on a plastic card, nicknamed “the biscuit”, which is similar to a credit card, that the President carries on his person. Continue reading for more.


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