For those interested in such things, there was a fairly comprehensive publication of documents from FOIA requests a few days ago regarding false warnings of Soviet missile attacks that occurred in 1979 and 1980. You can access the documents here.
Most interesting to me was the sheer lack of accountability taken by military officials and the Department of Defense, which seemed to think that false warnings were just part of the process. There's also a hilarious State Department response to these statements, which Soviet affairs expert Marshall Shulman categorized as "gratuitously snotty."
Heck, even Brezhnev seems reasonable. Everyone seems reasonable except DoD, which avoids accountability like the plague.
I guess some things never change.