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what does"Strangelove packets" mean? 【The bag (also known as “the black bag” and “the football”) was a thirty-pound metal suitcase with an intricate combination lock. Within were various bulky Strangelove packets, each bearing wax seals and the signatures of the Joint Chiefs.】 this passage is talking about president's black bag, I wonder what does"Strangelove packets" mean? and who are "the Joint Chiefs"?
Oct 13, 2012 2:40 PM
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A Strangelove packet would be something mysterious, top-secret and having to do with the government and national security. It comes from the movie "Dr. Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb). The move was a satire and very, very black comedy that involved an accidental nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia. The Joint Chiefs refers to the Joint Chiefs of Staff - a committee made up of senior officials from the various branches of the U.S. armed forces that advise the president on military matters. This is a very important office and is only filled (we assume) by the most qualified military people.
October 13, 2012
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