Accidental nuclear war?
Not a joke.
But we’re working to vastly reduce the risks.
We’re urging President Obama to take missiles off hair-trigger alert.
In 1979, the United States almost launched a full-scale nuclear attack on the Soviet Union—because nuclear operators misunderstood that they were watching a training video instead of an actual attack.¹
In 1995, Russian radar misinterpreted a research rocket, and President Yeltsin began preparations to launch a retaliatory attack.¹
And in 2017, whoever is elected as our next president will still have hundreds of nuclear missiles on “hair-trigger alert”—ready to be launched in minutes—unless we succeed in convincing President Obama to change this dangerous policy
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