"Nuking The Moon" Author Vince Houghton

May 21, 2019

In The Moment ... May 21, 2019 Show 580 Hour 1

Bats strapped with napalm and launched into the cities and villages of Tokyo. Live cats implanted with recording devices creeping around the Soviet Union as Cold War spies. The marriage of innovation and desperation creates ideas tinged with both brilliance and madness.

Vince Houghton's new book Nuking the Moon looks at American intelligence schemes and military plots left on the drawing board of history. Houghton is a historian and curator at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.