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At 88, crusading former Pentagon chief says nuke danger is growing | AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Late in a life lived unnervingly near the nuclear abyss, William J. Perry is on a mission to warn of a “real and growing danger” of nuclear doom.

The 88-year-old former defense secretary is troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop. Atop his list: a nuclear terror attack in a major U.S. city or a shooting war with Russia that, through miscalculation, turns nuclear. A terrorist attack using a nuclear bomb or improvised nuclear device could happen “any time now – next year or the year after,” he said in an interview with reporters earlier this month.

Source: Crusading former Pentagon chief says nuke danger is growing

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  1. I’m glad he had the heart to tell us! Do you think he just realized this? Or do you think he’s been living with this guilt of having helped lead us down the road to imminent nuclear annihilation as a major part of his working life?

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