Re: Washington–Moscow Direct Communications Link
mike at mtcc.com
Sun Mar 6 00:40:22 UTC 2022
On 3/5/22 4:35 PM, Sean Donelan wrote:
> Since 2008, the Washington-Moscow Direct Communications Link (also
> known as "The Washington-Moscow Hotline") uses redundant circuits of
> two satellite links and a fiber-optic cable. They use commercial
> facilities for at least part of the circuits.
> Past accidents have interrupted previous hotline circuits. A Danish
> bulldozer operator once cut the line near Copenhagen. A Finnish farmer
> once plowed it up. A fire in a Baltimore Maryland manhole took it out
> of service temporarily. Yep, even the hotline experienced cable cuts.
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