The United States has spent decades building a "doomsday machine" – nuclear firepower that could wipe out humanity. In his new book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, Daniel Ellsberg documents the development of the US nuclear war plan and the flaws that make the system so unstable and dangerous. How did we end up with this deadly system on a hair-trigger? What can be done to defuse the situation?
Daniel Ellsberg, author of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner and the whistleblower who leaked the Pentagon Papers
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