Arranged in a column and printed on a plastic card, a series of mostly meaningless codes gives the President of the United States power over the fate of the world. Should the protective sleeve guarding the card ever be cracked open, these “Gold Codes” would be exposed. The president would then be tasked with selecting the one true code by memory in order to confirm his identity and authority to authorize a nuclear attack. The Gold Codes must always be in possession of the President. Yet, in the early 2000s, President Bill Clinton apparently spent months without his… and the missing card would never be found…
Dark Docs brings you cinematic short military history documentaries featuring the greatest battles and most heroic stories of modern warfare, covering World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and special forces operations in between.
As images and footage of actual events are not always available, Dark Docs sometimes utilizes similar historical images and footage for dramatic effect and soundtracks for emotional impact. We do our best to keep it as visually accurate as possible.
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