How Far Away From A Nuclear War Are We?
Even though the situation between North Korea and USA is getting more and more tensed and North Korea keeps threatening with nuclear attacks, Washington is not allowed to prepare its citizens for the eventuality of the beginning of the World War 3.
State law does not allow any advance planning.
Dick Nelson, The Lawmaker
It’s all due to a law, which passed in 1983: “The comprehensive, all-hazard emergency plan authorized under this subsection may not include preparation for emergency evacuation or relocation of residents in anticipation of nuclear attack.”
The author of this law is the former Democratic state lawmaker, Dick Nelson. He states that the USA needs this law in order to prove its peaceful ethics. “It was about finding a middle ground we could all agree on,” he said. He still agrees in the present. Even more, he claims that if Seattle were to be attacked, there are probably close to 0 chances of survival, anyway.
North Korea And Its Nuclear Tests
In the meantime, North Korea prepares its citizens in case of a nuclear blast and is in a constant search for new nuclear weapons, while they are updating the old ones.
North Korea has a nuclear program, but we don’t know exactly how powerful their weapons are. The last tests they were successfully conducted in 2016.
Are they atomic bombs or hydrogen bombs? Hydrogen bombs are more destructive and powerful than the atomic ones. Even so, in 2006, 2009 and in 2013 they tested atomic bombs. In January 2016 though, North Korea claimed that the tests were on hydrogen bombs. Even if we don’t speak about bombs, North Korea still constitutes a great military power worldwide. How close is World War 3 and what chances do American civilians have to survive a nuclear blast?
Are We Ready?
As a response to Nelson, retired General Barry McCaffrey calls the law `goofy`.
“Certainly it’s a goofy thing to not tell people to think about a major real threat,” he said. “What we’re trying to achieve is deterrence, which means ballistic missile defence.”
All in all, more and more Americans are preparing themselves for a nuclear war, as the government is not doing anything.
The best idea is to take a day off and make an emergency plan with your family, just in case anything bad happens. Take some hours and read some articles on survival, like this one, and try to stay safe. There is nothing defensive about being prepared.