Ground Zero: Nuclear Demolition of the World Trade Center
The author of this article used to be a commissioned officer in the Soviet military unit 46179, otherwise known as the "Special Control Service of the 12th Chief Directorate of the Defense Ministry of the USSR".
The 12th Chief Directorate itself was an organization responsible in the Soviet Union for the safe-keeping, the production control, the technical maintenance etc. of the entire nuclear arsenal of the state.
The Special Control Service was responsible for detecting nuclear explosions and was responsible for the observance of all international treaties related to nuclear testing.
It is especially important to note the existence of the so-called "Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty" of 1976 between the USSR and the United States of America. In accordance with this Treaty, all parties were obliged to inform one another about all nuclear explosions intended for non-military purposes.
During my military service in the abovementioned organization at the end of the '80s, it came to my knowledge that there was a so-called "emergency nuclear demolition schema" built into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York.