What's Mutual Assured Destruction?

During the Cold War, both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. stockpiled weapons, eventually holding enough power to destroy the world several times over. Yet neither side actually used these weapons. Learn more about M.A.D. in our article on HowStuffWorks.

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. history, 20th century, warfare, Russian history, American history, cold war