nuclear warfare

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nuclear warfare

Warfare involving the employment of nuclear weapons. See also postattack period; transattack period.
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This will only increase the probability of an accidental nuclear war.
Of all weapons in the US nuclear arsenal, the ICBM is the one most likely to cause accidental nuclear war, arms-control specialists say.
1963: The 'Hotline' between the US president and the Soviet premier was established to reduce the risk of an accidental nuclear war.
1963: The "Hotline" between the US president and the Soviet premier was established to reduce the risk of an accidental nuclear war.
1963: The Hotline between the US president and the Soviet premier was established to reduce the risk of an accidental nuclear war.
And second, while people had considered accidental nuclear war since the Cuban Missile Crisis and /Dr.
1963: The 'Hotline'' between the US president and the Soviet premier was established to reduce the risk of an accidental nuclear war.
These missiles make launching on a false warning and accidental nuclear war far more likely.
See Bruce Blair, The Logic of Accidental Nuclear War (Brookings Institution Press, 1993); Keith B.
Blair, The Logic of Accidental Nuclear War (Washington: Brookings Institution, 1993), 237.
Various prospects of accidental nuclear war were also discussed in this section.
Indeed, by reducing the risk of accidental nuclear war, it actually enhances security for everyone.