Our proximity to a nuclear war may be suggested by the simple fact that analysts can now imagine many more possible pathways to a nuclear conflict today than was the case during the Cold War, then dominated by a more or less stable relationship between two nuclear superpowers, the U.S. and USSR.
Today, simply reading the newspapers reveals another possible nuclear confrontation regularly, for those with eyes to see.
For example, it was reported this week that the U.S. will deploy Patriot missiles to the Baltic states for a NATO exercise in July-just before Russia’s big annual military exercise ZAPAD-17 (WEST-17) that usually employs 100,000 troops to practice an invasion of NATO. What could possibly go wrong?Sponsored Ads
My book “The Long Sunday” explores a dozen possible nuclear EMP attack scenarios that could plausibly happen in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and against North America-tomorrow.