The Threat to America — from Our Own Nuclear Weapons

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America's nuclear arsenal has been subject to a terrifying number of accidents, miscalculations and inexplicable blunders, without a devastating catastrophe—so far. On this archived edition of To the Point, we talk with investigative reporter Eric Schlosser about how close we've come, how little the public's been told, and whether we're safer now than we used to be. Also, moderate Republicans fight harder against their own right wing, and a conversation with David Finkel, whose book, Thank You for Your Service, provides extraordinary access to the thoughts and emotions of Iraq-war veterans struggling with PTSD.

Banner image: Various nuclear missiles. Photo: tommytex2001

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Sonya Geis