As President-elect Trump tweeted in favor of expanding the US nuclear arsenal, Eric Schlosser explained why harsh nuclear rhetoric and insecurities in the American nuclear command-and control system pose a real danger of enabling Armageddon. If you’re unaware of the vulnerabilities of the US system for handling nuclear weapons, you’ll find this piece, written by the author of the acclaimed book Command and Control, surprising and harrowing. Even if you think you know how close the world is, at any given moment, to nuclear holocaust, you’ll find this an engaging, deeply documented account of the world’s present, extremely dangerous reality. You’ll likely find it harrowing, too.
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