60 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear threats are still not an option

Union of Concerned Scientists

We still need to defuse nuclear weapons because nuclear threats are still not an option. Nuclear war is not an option. Sixty years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, one of the most blatant threats of nuclear war has been made by Russian President Vladimir Putin. But these are far from the only threats over the 75+ years of the nuclear weapons era.

Norman Solomon, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-founder of RootsAction.org. said, “The Kremlin is making nuclear threats that are completely reckless. At the same time, there are things that the U.S. government can and should do that would reduce the chances of nuclear war.”

President Biden would do well to hear wisdom from President Kennedy. Solomon said, “Because Khrushchev and Kennedy, the leaders of the two governments, were willing to back down from a confrontation, that’s why we’re able to even be here right now. After that confrontation, at a famous speech at American University, John Kennedy said it was essential for the survival of the world to not back the leader of another nuclear power into a corner.”

More on this at this post from Democracy Now! https://www.democracynow.org/2022/10/18/nuclear_risk_matches_1962_cuban_missile

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