In this episode, I visit Everglades National Park near Homestead, Florida to tour a former Nike Hercules missile system site. From 1962 until 1979, nuclear-armed missiles were stationed in the middle of this breathtaking national park. These surface-to-air missiles were intended for air defense purposes and designed to protect the Miami-Homestead area from a Soviet bomber attack.

Special thanks to the Outrider Foundation, the Jubitz Family Foundation, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies for providing funding support.

Image / Video Credits:

1. Egret video ( – The4KTravelChannel Travel

2. Alligator image ( – Rene Ferrer

3. Alligator video ( – MIA Alaska TV

4. Everglades image ( – Ray Bilcliff –

5. Panorama image – By Pedro Sostre – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0



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