The Russians Are Coming

Colorado Headlines

Monday September 13, 1999 6:55 AM ET

The Russians Are Coming - (COLORADO SPRINGS) -- Russian nuclear-weapons experts plan to spend New Year's Eve at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, one of the most strategically sensitive spots in the country. The Russians will be present on Cheyenne Mountain at the turn of the millennium just in case the Y-Two-K computer bug causes their missile-defense systems to malfunction and inadvertently triggers a nuclear war. But the assignment will also give them a close-up glimpse of the U-S Space Command's early-warning system.