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Stapleton: A Staten Island Navy base built to house nuclear weapons during the Second Cold War

New York has a long history of ships and ports, and in 1983, the city decided to carry this legacy 

New York has a long history of ships and ports, and in 1983, the city decided to carry this legacy forward with a new naval base on Staten Island. As relationships between the Soviet Union and the West continued to deteriorate during the Second Cold War, a 35-acre defense base was erected on the northeastern edge of the Island for a whopping $799 million as part of the effort to protect Americans from nuclear weapons with nuclear weapons. Ironically, the threat of annihilation—or “mutually assured destruction”—made both sides reluctant ever to use them. So the Stapleton Navy base, as it would be known, would ultimately amount to little more than […]

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