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  • Originally published 09/25/2017

    Rocket Man Knows Better

    Blaine Harden

    The lesson of the Korean War is that for all its Orwellian blather, the Kim family dictatorship has survived this long by being coldly rational, even as it projects wild-eyed belligerence.

  • Originally published 09/07/2017

    Will Trump lower the nuclear bar?

    George F. Will

    Ten months after Nov. 8, that day’s costs, until now largely aesthetic, are suddenly, although not altogether unpredictably, more serious than were perhaps contemplated by his 62,984,825 voters.

  • Originally published 08/10/2017

    Playing Nuclear “Chicken” With Our Lives

    Lawrence Wittner

    What kind of civilization have we developed when two mentally unstable national leaders threaten one another―and the world―with nuclear war?

  • Originally published 05/13/2013

    Nuclear Terror in the Middle East

    Nick Turse

    Credit: Wiki Commons.In those first minutes, they’ll be stunned. Eyes fixed in a thousand-yard stare, nerve endings numbed. They’ll just stand there. Soon, you’ll notice that they are holding their arms out at a 45-degree angle. Your eyes will be drawn to their hands and you’ll think you mind is playing tricks. But it won’t be. Their fingers will start to resemble stalactites, seeming to melt toward the ground. And it won’t be long until the screaming begins. Shrieking. Moaning. Tens of thousands of victims at once. They’ll be standing amid a sea of shattered concrete and glass, a wasteland punctuated by the shells of buildings, orphaned walls, stairways leading nowhere.This could be Tehran, or what’s left of it, just after an Israeli nuclear strike.

  • Originally published 08/08/2010

    What Would Happen in an All-Out Nuclear War?

    Lester Stone II

    The U.S. Congress's Office of Technology (OTA) published The Effects of War in 1979, which predicted the horrendous effects of a nuclear strike between the Soviet Union and the United States. Their findings.