A brief history of nuclear near misses

18 January 2018

A brief history of nuclear near misses

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The events in Hawaii last week brought to the fore the numerous ways in which maintaining a nuclear deterrent can sometimes go awry. It’s worth reflecting that the lack of a nuclear winter has been a close run thing at several moments throughout history.

So, in the spirit of laughing because we cannot cry, we’ve collated a few of the most memorable nuclear near misses.




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Why didn’t we blow up?

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