Russian Nuclear Weapons: The Threat Remains

Political Science / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
This paper details the ?disturbing truth about the safety of Russian nuclear weapons and the risk of an accidental nuclear war.

This paper details the four threats of nuclear annihilation that the Russian nuclear program has created: accidental launch due to a malfunction, failure of the Russian early warning system, a launch of a nuclear weapon because of a rogue commander, the detonating of a stolen nuclear warhead that has been smuggled out of Russia, and the detonation of a nuclear weapon that was built with Russian fissile material. The paper also describes the meager steps that Russia and the United States have taken to prevent a nuclear catastrophe. Most importantly the paper stresses that public awareness of this critical situation is imperative to prevention of such a disaster.

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