Did you hear about the government plan to strap bombs to bats? It sounds like something out of a comic book, but it got serious consideration for a time. As did other plans for military and intelligence schemes that seem almost laughable now.
Vince Houghton, who is the historian and curator of the Internation Spy Museum in Washington, brings a number of these discarded ideas together in his book Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board.
Learn who wanted to nuke the moon, and why.