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Reflections on Omnicide, Nuclear Deterrence and a Maginot Line in the Mind | TruthOut

I offer a few reflections in an effort to separate fact from fiction with regard to nuclear weapons, their capacity for devastation and our ability to assure global security by preventing their use. First, today’s nuclear arsenals are capable of omnicide, the death of all. In that sense, nuclear weapons are not really weapons but instruments of annihilation. They place ...

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Threat of nuclear war still exists between U.S., Russia | Steven Starr, David Krieger and Daniel Ellsberg, Columbia Missourian

BY Steven Starr, David Krieger and Daniel Ellsberg Fifty years after the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and more than 20 years after the end of the Cold War, the United States and Russian nuclear confrontation continues. Each nation still keeps approximately 800 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), armed with more than 1,700 strategic nuclear warheads at ...

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