Seventy-three years ago, on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 of 1945, Japan’s cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed.
Atomic bombs killed at least 129,000 people.
Thus began the age of nuclear weapons, an unprecedented revolution in military technology casting over global civilization the shadow of extinction.
On this tragic anniversary, what are the prospects for avoiding nuclear apocalypse?
Washington, D.C. elites give themselves high marks for “managing” nuclear threats.
Indeed, in their imaginations, largely uninformed by facts or history, their nuclear strategy Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) resulted in a largely “stable” relationship between Washington, D.C. and Moscow, excepting the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis — purportedly the only real nuclear “close call.”
That is why elites like Susan Rice, President Obama’s National Security Advisor, and former director of National Intelligence, Gen. James Clapper, want Americans to accept a MAD suicide pact with North Korea… more