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COMMENTARY: Could a nuclear war happen in 2017? – Hamilton

It appears virtually surreal to assume that a nuclear war might truly happen in 2017.

We’re presupposed to be smarter now and we’re presupposed to be de-escalating, however that doesn’t appear to be the case.

READ MORE: Blaring sirens sound in Japan, Guam readies residents amid North Korea’s missile checks

I used to be simply a child in the course of the days of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, however I keep in mind neighbours constructing air raid shelters in their basements and I recall the horrifying sound of air raid sirens being examined proper right here in Hamilton.

The menace of nuclear war ebbed and flowed over the previous 50 years or so, and we haven’t given it a lot thought — till now that’s.

North Korea’s accelerated ICBM program is a trigger for concern and the missile that they flew over northern Japan earlier this week has ramped up that concern.


Those ominous air raid sirens at the moment are being heard in Japan and Guam, solely as a precaution for now, and right here in North America, there’s discuss of an enhanced missile protection program and a technique for coping with the North Korean menace has change into a precedence.

Could a nuclear battle truly happen?

We actually hope not, however with two unpredictable and egomaniacal leaders in North Korea and Washington, the priority is respectable and actual.

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