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If a nuclear bomb is dropped on your city, here's what you should (and shouldn't) do to stay alive
Nuclear war warning: Threat remains the ‘biggest risk’ to humanity - claim
NUCLEAR war is the “single most existential risk” humanity faces and they have the ability to “end our species”, an expert has warned.
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In the 1950s and 1960s, Americans genuinely and rightly feared the prospect of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Schoolchildren regularly participated in air raid drills. Federal, state and local governments prepared for operations in the event of a nuclear emergency. More than a few worried citizens built backyard bomb shelters and stockpiled provisions.
Today, that old dread of disaster has all but disappeared, as have the systems that helped preclude it. But the actual threat of nuclear catastrophe is much greater than we realize.
Diplomacy and a desire for global peace have given way to complacency and a false sense of security that nuclear escalation is outside the realm of possibility. That leaves us unprepared for—and highly vulnerable to—a nuclear attack from Russia.
In fact, cyber technologies, artificial intelligence, advanced hypersonic weapons delivery systems and antisatellite weaponry are making the U.S.-Russian shadow war much more complex and dangerous than the old Cold War competition.
They are blurring traditional lines between espionage and warfare, entangling nuclear and conventional weaponry, and erasing old distinctions between offensive and defensive operations.
WASHINGTON AND THE WORLD
We’re More at Risk of Nuclear War With Russia Than We Think
U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle need to start addressing the danger.
By GEORGE BEEBE October 07, 2019
George Beebe is vice president and director of studies at the Center for the National Interest, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington. He is also the former head of Russia analysis at the CIA, and the author of The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe.
Study: a nuclear war between India and Pakistan could lead to a mini-nuclear winter
Both countries are expanding their nuclear arsenals.
Students in Mumbai rally against nuclear weapons on the anniversary of the world’s first wartime use of nuclear weapons at Hiroshima.
More than 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons are held by the United States and Russia. The world’s other nuclear powers — Britain, China, France, Israel, India, and Pakistan — are believed to maintain much smaller arsenals, probably 100 to 300 warheads each. But in the past few years, India and Pakistan are believed to have expanded their nuclear capabilities.
By Kelsey Piper Oct 9, 2019, 1:10pm EDT
When rival nations have large nuclear arsenals
World War 3:
The best country to escape to if war breaks out as Turkey attacks Syria named
WORLD War 3 is a prospect which is likely to strike fear into the hearts of many Britons. While it’s hoped such a war is something that will never take place, there’s no denying the growing tension on the world stage, especially as Turkey launches attacks on Syria.
Where is the safest place in the world to escape to if WW3 does break out?
Should World War 3 come to pass, Britons could well be best off escaping to the most peaceful countries of the world.
Unfortunately, according to the 2019 Global Peace Index, the UK doesn’t even make the top 10 for the world’s most peaceful countries.
The Global Peace Index - produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace - measures the level of societal safety and security; the extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict; and the degree of militarisation.
The Global Peace Index stated: “Half of the countries in Europe, the world’s most peaceful region, have deteriorated in peacefulness since 2008.
By HARRIET MALLINSON
19:06, Wed, Oct 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 19:07, Wed, Oct 9, 2019
World War 3:
Chilling map given to US citizens showing Nazi invasion revealed
Many historians dub the Cold War, which was naturally born out of World War 2, the closest mankind has ever come to a third global conflict. However, relationships were also strained before the events of 1939, following the Soviet invasions of several Baltic states and the joint invasion of Poland, which inevitably led to their expulsion from the League of Nations.
Despite this, the two superpowers put their problems aside in 1941 to fight a common enemy in Adolf Hitler and through the Lend-Lease Act, the US – with some help from the UK and Canada – supplied the USSR with around £100billion worth of supplies, including more than 14,000 planes, 44,000 jeeps, 375,000 trucks, 8,000 tractors and 12,000 tanks.
By CALLUM HOARE
PUBLISHED: 16:56, Fri, Oct 11, 2019
UPDATED: 17:00, Fri, Oct 11, 2019
World War 3: How 'incoming nuclear missile' fears sparked hurried US probe
An emergency meeting was called after a missile was launched
THE US came within minutes of potential nuclear destruction in the Eighties after early-warning sensors suggested a Soviet missile was on-track to strike forcing a threat assessment to be called, a group of concerned researchers revealed.
By CALLUM HOARE
PUBLISHED: 04:30, Sun, Oct 20, 2019
A SOVIET spy, who was recruited by Britain and the US as a double agent, once sent an emergency code to MI6 warning that a nuclear strike was imminent, unearthed reports reveal.
Oleg Penkovsky was a Soviet military intelligence colonel during the late Fifties and early Sixties responsible for informing the UK about the Soviet emplacement of missiles in Cuba, to help build precise intelligence that led to the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was the highest-ranking Soviet official to provide intelligence to the UK up until that time and is credited for being “the spy who saved the world” from all-out nuclear conflict, earning him the codename HERO for his efforts. However, what few know is that Penkovsky also almost started World War 3, too.
World War 3: Why spy sent imminent nuclear warning code to MI6 and CIA
Sounds like a serious issue that can't get better, and will only continue to escalate until some one crosses a line.
Syria and Hong Kong: Beware the tripwires for World War III
In June 1914, the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand triggered a chain of events that led to World War I and the eventual loss of more than 30 million lives.
The escalating rhetoric today regarding Syria and Hong Kong has the potential to turn dangerously high-risk conflicts into tripwires, which would set off confrontations that could spread across the globe.
Why are so many people willing to risk starting World War III? It's a question we should ponder in all seriousness.
With regard to Syria, the Russians are being pulled deeper into that region and soon will draw bright "red lines" that must never be crossed. In Hong Kong, the authoritarian government of the People's Republic of China soon may make those lines blood red.
WORLD WAR 3 contingency planning initiated Government proposals to cut phone lines around the UK in the event of an imminent nuclear strike, a historian claimed.
The idea for that was, after a nuclear war, you assume London is gone, and so there would be no Westminster, no Whitehall.
So it [the Government] would have to scatter across the country and break up into little chunks and each region would have its own bunker filled with local counsellors, local politicians and one Cabinet minister who would effectively be the Prime Minister of that little region.
World War 3: Secret plans to silence UK public after nuclear strike revealed
By CALLUM HOARE
PUBLISHED: 08:44, Mon, Nov 11, 2019
UPDATED: 11:26, Mon, Nov 11, 2019
Watch the 2020 Doomsday Clock Announcement
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live international news conference...
2 minutes until Midnight
The Doomsday Clock moved to 100 seconds to midnight – the closest symbolic point from an “apocalypse” since 1953.
The decision was made on Thursday by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which announced it from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
"We argued that the global situation was abnormal," Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, said during the press conference of the decision to keep last year's Clock the same, but noted that nuclear and climate situations are "worsening."
January 23, 2020
Last Update 4 hrs ago
Doomsday Clock moves to 100 seconds to midnight -- closest point to nuclear annihilation since Cold War