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As many potential hot spots in the world continue to simmer, are we really free of the threat of nuclear war?

While the Cold War may be over, the possibility of nuclear war between the United States and Russia still very much exists. Do not think for one moment that both countries still do not have ICBMS pointed toward each other’s cities, because they certainly do.

While President Barack Obama claims to have reset relations with Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is not the most affable person in the world to deal with. While the president’s goal of an eventual nuclear-free world is very interesting, the fact of the matter is that that goal will never be attained in today’s world.

Also, the movie “The Day After,” which was released in November 1983, is not so far-fetched. What was depicted in that very powerful film — the widespread devastation and dying in the aftermath of nuclear war with the Soviet Union — could really happen in this day and age.

Yes, nuclear Armageddon is very much a fact of life, folks.

 John Amato,

Fresh Meadows

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