Nuked from orbit?
July 23, 2006 8:22 PM Subscribe
What is the origin of the phrase, "(something) should be nuked from orbit," or "nuke it from orbit?"
posted by mikeh to Writing & Language (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've heard it used a number of time but I'm not sure whether it was popularly used by a famous figure or if it's just one of the cold war-isms that permeated my mind after living with a guy for a semester in college who secretly hoped the events of "Red Dawn" would come true.