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Helen Caldicott: Pediatrician, founding President Physicians for Social Responsibility-awarded1985 Nobel Peace Prize
Outlook for the 2014 Congressional Election
Crisis: Is Nuclear Conflict Likely? Ukraine
Recently both the
conducted nuclear war games, and some reports suggest that the state of alert
of the nuclear arsenals has been raised. Mutual suspicion and anxiety reigns. The
tragedy of World War 1 started almost by accident, could this be repeated?
Within the last year over 70 USAF missile officers were fired because they
failed to protect their missiles, they cheated on their tests or they were
taking drugs. Russian early warning systems are dilapidated invoking a paranoid
situation which is not conducive to rational behavior. I was told by Robert
McNamara that we were minutes away from nuclear war during the Cuban missile
crisis. Many other close calls have been recorded. Russia
Even if there is no nuclear confrontation, the
hosts 15 nuclear power plants (
was one of them) and conventional war could well cause several of them to melt
Military and political thinking and action must now urgently change if indeed we are to survive the nuclear age.
The event will is will be held in the Club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the
Press Building 529 14th St. NW,
Washington DC 20045.
Contact:Tony Gallo NPC Newsmakers Event Host