This is a short story I remember reading in some anthology many years ago. The basic plot is that a nuclear adversary of the USA (it might have been China), lacking the necessary missile technology, instead delivers its nuclear weapons to multiple US cities by cargo truck. Once in place, they are all detonated with devastating effect, allowing the adversary to invade and conquer the smouldering remains of the US. I was reminded of this story by recent world events. However I've not been able to identify the story, which I think dated from the 1950s or thereabouts, or recall who the author was. Can anyone help?

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    Where's the link to Sci-Fi or fantasy? Nuclear weapons & trucks are both Sci-Reality. Apr 15, 2017 at 13:55
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    @AndrewThompson IF the story is from that time and I do not remember any like that, it would easily have been SCI-FI for that era as the means for accomplishing the task was not something someone would have considered "Reality" - Just pointing out that why would it not be fair to ask for a story that was SCI-FI but may no longer be considered SCI-FI now? I can think of several that would be very borderline now and probably, given time ... Ha ha, ok, I was taught that Only our Sun Had Planets as there was no evidence that Planets existed else where and even if they did we WOULD NEVER DETECT .. Apr 15, 2017 at 15:01
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    The opening of the Vernor Vinge short "The Whirligig of Time" has an attack in which "sneak 'em in" is used as part of a combined strategy with ballistic delivery. But the adversary is equivalent in tech, and the whole episode is just a prelude. Apr 15, 2017 at 16:55
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    @NKCampbell It is my opinion, that the very nature of this Q/A is to find PAST MEDIA as it is clear there can be no reasonable way to find FUTURE MEDIA and the need to find CURRENT MEDIA ... may be a very thin line (time wise) Apr 15, 2017 at 19:23
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    @Andrew, Enigma: calm down and be nice. I've removed both of your rude comments.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Apr 15, 2017 at 21:20


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