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Without nuclear weapons we wouldn’t be having false alarms

  • NEW YORK TIMES

    Students walked past a display about modern nuclear weapons during a visit to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, Japan, on May 22, 2016.

  • Beatrice Fihn is executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

I was in the city of Nagasaki, Japan, lecturing about the renewed threat of nuclear war when I heard about the 38 minutes of panic in Hawaii caused by a false missile alert. Read more

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