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50 Years After Cuban Missile Crisis, Disarmament Expert Sees New Dangers, Dilemmas

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Image uploaded from a quicklink Is the world safer from nuclear war than we were in 1962? The answer is complex. This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, during which President John F. Kennedy ordered the blockage of Cuba and the world stood on the brink of nuclear war for two weeks. This interview, from the Web site of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, is a conversation with Dr. Bruce Blair, co-founder of Global Zero (a peace group with more than 450,000 members), a top nuclear expert and a former ICBM launch control officer with the Air Force. Blair talks about the current risks of nuclear war, how they compare to those a half century ago, and emerging risks of war with China. He urges leaders to adopt plans for the abolition of nuclear war or else face the rising chance of accidental or deliberate nuclear wars in the years ahead.

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