FORUM GAUGES RISK OF NUCLEAR WAR

By Julian Paquette
Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, January 31, 2018, page 18

Last week, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock — which indicates how close we are to nuclear holocaust — to just two minutes from midnight.

This is the closest the clock has been to midnight since the Soviet Union and U.S. were testing hydrogen bombs in 1953. The escalating threat of a nuclear war involving North Korea is the reason for this change.

With U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issuing direct threats to each other, are we really headed towards a nuclear war?

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