Monday, March 16, 2015

It turns out that Duck and Cover made sense. So much so that the Obama administration is reviving it to prepare for the terror nukes threat.

Of course by supinely acquiesing to Iran's nuclear ambitions Obama makes the likelihood of a terror nuke more likely. So it's good that he's preparing us for his policy failure
. Who says he's not on the ball?

When Americans think about nuclear war, we tend to think about the apocalyptic scene at the end of Dr. Strangelove, a war involving thousands of megaton-yield hydrogen bombs. (A megaton is the equivalent of a million tons of TNT, or about 60-70 times the power of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, which had an explosive power of around 15 kilotons, the equivalent of 15,000 tons of TNT). But in 1951, neither the United States nor the Soviet Union had yet tested a hydrogen bomb, and the duck-and-cover era authorities were basically preparing people for a rerun of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with us on the receiving end of relatively small numbers of (relatively) small nuclear weapons. "Duck and cover" advice is particularly effective there.

It probably would behoove all of us to read this summary of Duck and Cover. Just in case....

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