Grim.

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“…..the more experience I had with the Soviet leaders and other heads of state who knew them, the more I began to realize that many Soviet officials feared us not only as adversaries but as potential aggressors who might hurl nuclear weapons at them in a first strike; because of this, and perhaps because of a sense of insecurity and paranoia with roots reaching back to the invasions of Russia by Napoleon and Hitler, they had aimed a huge arsenal of nuclear weapons at us.”

Just wait until some who care less about deterrance obtain nuclear weapons…. .

http://theweek.com/articles/584746/newly-declassified-documents-reveal-how-america-missed-major-nuclear-war-scare

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-1983-war-scare-soviet-leadership-feared-nuclear-surprise-attack-by-us/2015/10/24/15a289b4-7904-11e5-a958-d889faf561dc_story.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Able_Archer_83

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