I like the cold war and wanted to like this but my goodness you've got some pruning to do! A very detailed containment procedure should be used to describe the object, yet here only a couple of things in those many paragraphs (no tv broadcasts, emp guns for the guards, specializations amongst the information unit, when to notify the russian government) are specific to your object. The other, generic details, are just awfully hard to wade through.
With your description you get so caught up in technical details (which war the guy was in, which type of missile the thing can control, which beta or alpha procedure should be implemented, that you completely bury the lede. The very last paragraph in the description is the first one to clearly and simply state what this thing is and does, and that information should be delivered much sooner.
Here is what I would recommend. Put this draft aside and see if you can complete a draft of the same object's containment procedures and description, that is only 500 words long. That'll let you know what's really important about the story this object tells (which is an interesting what, I must say) and then you can begin cutting this 2900 word behemoth into something readable and exciting.