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Chilling artifacts from when Canada prepared for nuclear annihilation

By Tristin Hopper - National Post

Nuclear threats once again seem to be in vogue. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is threatening to test a ICBM that would allow him to send atomic weapons to the U.S. mainland. Just before Christmas, U.S. president-elect Donald Trump seemed to be calling for a renewed nuclear arms race with Russia.

And just after Christmas, a fake news story prompted Pakistan’s defence minister to take to Twitter to threaten nuclear war with Israel.

But we’re still far from the hair-trigger madness of the Cold War, when the slightest misstep threatened to ignite nuclear armageddon between NATO and the Soviet Union.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12


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