Defeat Cthulthu with Secret Projects! (or: A Colder War by Stross)

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A Colder War by Charles Stross

Basically; unspeakable horrors exist -- a mix of weird science and weird war -- with the US countering the Soviet possession of [UNKNOWN] with a squadron of NB-39 Peacemakers armed with PLUTO missiles -- their sole objective is to turn the Soviet location holding [UNKNOWN] into glass in case of war.

But...that's basically all that the US stops with -- the same NB-39s and PLUTOs are in service in the 1980s, instead of the total insanity a fully armed military industrial complex could produce; like say -- an ICBM version of the Thiokol High-Performance Solid Rocket Motor ;D etc.

So fellow SPFers, what would YOU come up with?
 

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I read the story, it's a damn good concept. However, as written it is kind of blah. It's sort of like Stross's notes for an unwritten story.
 

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we could ram a SLAM into it http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1319.0.html
what look like this

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I say nope it from orbit

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Michel Van said:
we could ram a SLAM into it http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1319.0.html
what look like this

In the novelette, they have about 11 B-39s (operational nuclear powered NB-36 Peacemakers) waiting with operational PLUTO SLAMs at dispersal pads from the late 1950s to hit the [???] with 300+ MT of destruction if things go bad.

But that's all they do. There's no further development, which is a shame.
 

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The whole Laundry Files series by Charles Stross is great fun, IMO. One of the early novels has a "haunted" English Electric Lightning
and a Concord or two used for special reconnaissance. It all gets less James Bond-y as the series progresses, with more sarcasm
directed at government bureaucracy. If you like H. P. Lovecraft, espionage, and bureaucratic tomfoolery/parody then the series may
be to your liking. And it helps to read them in order.

http://thelaundryfiles.wikia.com/wiki/The_Laundry_Files_Wiki
 
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