Thanks for this very helpful review! The Sep '10 press conference you referenced was the first I've heard of this nuke/UFO connection. Strangely enough, I also was a Minuteman Deputy Combat Crew Commander in the sixties. I was at Whiteman AFB in Missouri and pulled duty "in the hole" about twice/week for only 1.5 years or so before being switched to an engineering group (TEAB) on the same base. I was very lucky to have been selected to go to Vandenberg AFB in the summer of 1964 for a test launch. My commander and I actually turned the keys for two Minuteman launches and got to watch a third launch from up close. Exciting times! But during my five years in the Air Force (left in early 1968), I never heard a peep about UFOs. There were stories about incidents and such on Minuteman bases (and we had some of our own: fire, lighting-caused launch alarm, missile site security alarms, etc.), but UFOs never came up - it just wasn't in the grapevine at all. I'd have loved to have been privy to anything UFO since it had been my first interest in high school reading (sci-fi). Sorry I missed it. So now, after scouring the descriptions and comments of this book and some others, I'm getting not only "Faded Giant," but also the Hastings book and the Kean book. Can't wait to read them!
Interesting that Mr. Salas now believes in nuclear disarmament. If I had his UFO contact experience, however, unless I had actually met the ETs and was somehow convinced they were friendly, I certainly wouldn't have been interested in de-nuking our military. I was shocked enough when we destroyed 60% of our Minuteman capability and most of our sub nukes too. Unless ET is going to protect us from our enemies, what are we going to throw at them when the nukes head our way? I think complete nuclear disarmament will be the final straw that breaks America's back. Hopefully we'll find a way to prevent it before it's too late.