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. , pp. 72-73, Sept. 1974, doi:10.1109/MC.1974.6323309