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Sheer luck has helped us avoid nuclear war so far—now we need to take action

Ira Helfand, MD, PSR Board Member | CNN

The 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice last weekend underscored the great folly of President Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. President Vladimir Putin’s response that “there would be nothing left except an arms race” shows our world leaders have failed to learn from history.

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