Nuclear weapons in the 21st Century

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As the U.S. and North Korea trade threats of atomic warfare, we’ll look at a “dirty secret” of history. It was the U.S. that first introduced nuclear weapons onto the Korean Peninsula. They were so-called “tactical” nukes for use on the battlefield.

Military experts, up to and including Colin Powell, now believe they’re worse than useless, but they’re still deployed in parts of Europe. Col. Douglas MacGregor, a scholar as well as a soldier, says “old men” run the Defense Department as if it’s still World War II. Are nukes hopelessly out of date as defense against cyber warfare?




Warren Olney