Exchange Exemplar: Half-Baked Military Plots That Never Finished Cooking
What do you think, could we get a nuclear missile to explode on the moon?
If you're wondering why we would even ask such a question... well, you'd better sit down. Because that idea actually DID appear among ideas for displaying American military might in decades past.
It is the title non-event in the book Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board.
Vince Houghton, a historian of intelligence--military and otherwise--guides us through the schemes and plans that didn't quite make it, in this interview from 2019.