Izzy felt stifled by the maze of narrow corridors of shuttered doors and windows. The antiseptic fluorescence made it worse. It wasn’t dirty, but it felt dingy.
“Untold billions of dollars were spent back in the 1980s on this proof-of-concept,” General Perlman said. “Reagan thought key parts of the US infrastructure could be put out of harm’s way. Rumor had it that the Soviets had already moved their whole industrial-military complex underground. This has been mothballed for decades. Who would have thought we would actually need it?”
Izzy glanced up and wondered how the surface, a kilometer overhead, was faring.
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