Dr. Strangelove is a parody on the Cold War nuclear scares, in which an American General unilaterally orders a nuclear strike on Russia and locks himself in his office. It's up to the American President and other delegates to figure out how to stop this.
Stanley Kubrick originally sought out to make a serious dramatic picture when he began the writing process for Dr. Strangelove, however, late nights combined with the over-the-top subject matter led to the film becoming a satirical farce on the subject of war.
Mandrake, do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk... ice cream. Ice cream, Mandrake, children's ice cream?!