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May 21, 2009

TODAY IN HISTORY

From the Daily Bleed

1982 -- President Reagan asks CIA deputy director Bobby Inman:

"Isn't the SS-19 their biggest missile?"

No" says Inman, "that's the SS-18."

"So," says the President, "they've even switched the numbers on their missiles in order to confuse us"

Inman explained that the numbers had been assigned by US intelligence

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