Nuclear War


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A hypothetical war in which two or more belligerents each intentionally deploy at least one nuclear weapon
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If leaders fear imminent nuclear war, they will avoid any policies they believe will likely bring them back to the brink.
In his foreword to the book, the late Nobel-prize winner Thomas Schelling praises this effort to encourage deeper thinking about nuclear use in the present day: "This book is the only one I know that can induce national leaders, or their advisers, to take seriously the prospect of minimizing mutual damage in a nuclear war."
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and Physicians for Social Responsibility released an initial peer-reviewed study in April 2012 that predicted a nuclear famine could kill more than a billion people.
At the time, he thought that the probability of nuclear war resulting from the crisis might have been one in 50 (though he rated the risk much higher after he learned in the 1990s that the Soviets had already delivered nuclear weapons to Cuba).
The problem with nuclear weapons is that all of us--men, women, and children--arc collateral damage in a nuclear incident, whether from a nuclear war, an accident, an accidental or malicious launch of a nuclear weapon, or those ticking time bombs like Chernobyl and now-Fukushima, whose radiation effects are currently terrifying so many people around the world.
On a Cuban government website, the ageing Castro could be seen repeating his warnings that nuclear war was imminent if the US, in alliance with Israel, attacks Iran.
As a defining moment in the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis has inspired many scholarly works, with the most recent revealing just how close the world came to nuclear war. Perhaps none, however, have driven that point home as well as Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs's One Minute to Midnight, which at times reads like a thriller.
Navy, it was not until I read Nuclear War Survival Skills (2) in 1980 that I learned that nuclear war would not be the end.
The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Threat of Nuclear War: Lessons from History.
In this short but detailed and heavily annotated book, Len Scott discusses that crisis and the threat of nuclear war that accompanied it.
It is a frightening thought that Iran could attempt to hold the world to ransom with a nuclear threat, but the Iranians are intelligent people, and what would they gain by starting a nuclear war?

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