MGS for PSX taught me all I need to know about the PALS authentication system and international terrorism.
Campbell : I'm afraid so. At the very least, they've got their hands on a real
Snake : Isn't there some kind of safety device to prevent this kind of
Campbell : Yes. Every missile and warhead in our arsenal is equipped with a
PAL, which uses a discreet detonation code.
Snake : PAL?
Campbell : Permissive Action Link. A safety control system built into all
nuclear weapons systems. But even so, we can't rest easy.
Snake : Why not?
Campbell : Because the DARPA Chief knows the detonation code.
Snake : But even if they have a nuclear warhead, it must've been removed
from its missile. All the missiles on these disposal sites are
supposed to be dismantled. It's not that easy to get your hands on
an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missle).
Campbell : That used to be true, but since the end of the Cold War you can get
anything if you have enough money and the right connections.