Risk Of "Accidental" Nuclear War Growing, UN Research Group Says

April 21, 2017 | Courtesy of zerohedge.com

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Authored by Patrick Turner via DefenseOne.com,

The warning comes as the Pentagon begins an extensive review of its nuclear arsenal.

On Sept., 26, 1983, shortly after midnight, the Soviet Oko nuclear early warning system detected five missiles launched from the United States and headed toward Moscow. Stanislav Petrov, a young lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Force, was the duty in the Serpukhov-15 bunker that housed the Oko command center.

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