My experience was in SAC, ADC, TAC, and ANG. The biggest differnce between SAC and TAC ORI's was that SAC when you launched those bombers the exercise was pretty much done, it was recover and beers at the NCO club. In TAC after you had that initial flush, then came ICTs. I loved those ICT's that's what it was all about "Turn N Burn". I spent 30 years in weapons from storage and maintenance to weapons loading conventional and nuclear, B-52s, F-101s, F-4s, F-16s. There is one thing that I am absolutly sure of: The most devestating weapon system I ever worked on was the B-52, a common load of 4 MK.28s and 20 AGM-69A equaled over 10 megatons, at 25 aircraft per base roughly 12 bases (at least 2 of which were double wings of 50), do the math. If even a quarter get through, this big blue marble will turn to burnt brown in a matter of hours. There is no such thing as a limited nuclear strike, I remember fallout exercises at Ellington Field in Houston Texas, we used our maintenance hangar as a shelter, what a joke! Like we were just going to get fallout in Houston. We all pretty much agreed if this was the real thing, everything gets launched FMC or not. Then we were going to have the biggest Barbeque you ever saw, all the beer you could drink, just waitn' for the charcol to light-up. People either love it or hate it but "Doctor Strangelove" had some truth in it.