Issue No.09 - Sept. (1974 vol.7)
History has it that Ivan the Terrible commanded two of his Imperial Guard to step off a precipice in order to demonstrate how unquestioningly obedient his subjects were.
John Race, "Fiction: Scorched earth policy", Computer, vol.7, no. 9, pp. 72-73, Sept. 1974, doi:10.1109/MC.1974.6323309