Comments on: Is the risk of nuclear war rising? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/20/whats-the-likelihood-of-nuclear-war-in-the-next-20-years/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SamC130 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/20/whats-the-likelihood-of-nuclear-war-in-the-next-20-years/#comment-1124851 Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:44:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45335#comment-1124851 What about Israel? They were getting ready to use them when they wer losing the Yom Kipper War. Fortunately, the tide turned in their favor. Of course, Israel has never admitted to having nuclear weapons even though they’ve had them since the 1960s.

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By: Jamawani http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/20/whats-the-likelihood-of-nuclear-war-in-the-next-20-years/#comment-1124849 Sun, 20 Dec 2015 17:00:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45335#comment-1124849 What is of even greater concern is the passing of the generation which has clear and vivid memories of the horrors of WWII – especially people in eastern Europe and east Asia. Although a small number of Americans witnessed the horrific brutality of WWII first hand – U.S. Marines attacking Pacific islands, soldiers who liberated German concentration camps, soldiers who occupied Japan – most Americans did not experience anything comparable to what was experienced in Russia or China.

With the passing of this generation a major brake to escalated conflict will pass with them. It will require even greater vigilance.

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