For local viewers of the CBS television show “60 Minutes,” they may have been surprised by a familiar face shown about three quarters of the way through the “The New Cold War” 13-minute story on Sunday night.
As the “60 Minutes” crew visited Strategic Command (STRATCOM) at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska, one of their interviews was conducted with Air Force Captain Stuart Miller, the son of Audrain County Sheriff Stuart Miller.
At the 11:42 mark in the 13:09 package, CBS Correspondent David Martin interviews him for the story.
Miller, who is a Meteorological Effects Officer and Air Force Captain, was on board the Airborne Command Post during the interview.
It was noted that in the event of a nuclear weapon being deployed, he gathers information on nuclear detonations worldwide.
He then told Martin that he would then provide “meteorological data to them” specifically winds.
He would look at fall-out possibilities, attributes of detonation and where the fall out is going, how many people will be affected, who will be affected, and more.
Martin asked if he basically comes out with a casualty estimate?
“Essentially yes, that is one of the things that I can provide,” he told Martin.
Martin said Miller must have looked at some depressing scenarios.
“We kind of do,” he then paused. “Yes.”
Sheriff Stuart Miller said he and his wife Pam are proud of their son.
The full video can be viewed at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-new-cold-war-nuclear-weapons-david-martin/