American and Russian officers claimed success Friday in their joint effort to make sure there were no accidental nuclear missile launches caused by the Y2K computer bug.
After nearly 50 years on opposing sides of the Cold War, the two former enemies wanted to ensure, for example, that their systems didn't mistake a radar failure as a threat or misidentify a commercial aircraft as a bomber.
U.S. Maj. General Harry Radeuge said there were no Y2K-related problems at U.S. military bases around the world. "Two of our most important milestones have passed, Moscow and Greenwich Mean Time," he said of the time standard used by the U.S. military.
U.S. Maj. Gary Gagnon of U.S. Space Command said no cyberattacks by computer hackers had been reported. "I feel great. This is fantastic," he said.