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The Terrifying Nuclear Autumn of 1983 by Alexander Zaitchik

I don’t know a single one of my friends who realizes how close we came to nuclear war in 1983. They know about the Cuban Missile Crisis but the far worse, higher risk and much more nuclear armed world of … Continue reading

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The Price of a Fifty Year Old Myth About the Cuban Missile Crisis

There is a very good article of crucial significance in the New York Times to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. I have often used this crisis in my conflict teaching and Michael Dobbs … Continue reading

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Nuclear Giants and Ethical Infants: Omar Bradley (1893-1981)

‘Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living’ — General Omar Bradley, 5-star general and chairman of the  US Joint … Continue reading

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Nuclear War: No Thanks!

If you take a trainspotterly interest in the weapons that could destroy civilization, there is a very informative, though somewhat chilling website at:  http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/ With the rise of China we are likely to be headed back to the Cold War … Continue reading

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