Postmortems

Accidental Nuclear War: a Timeline of Close Calls

Accidental Nuclear War: a Timeline of Close Calls

Future Of Life Institute members on the close calls they think were scariest:

  • Cuban missile crisis
  • Richard Nixon’s depression
  • the incident of the bear triggering a nuclear alarm
  • a tie between the Arkhipov and Petrov incidents
  • the Yeltsin incident
  • the Petrov incident
  • Lost Contact with 50 Missiles

Also featuring a video from The Union of Concerned Scientists that explains just how easily it would be for an accidental nuclear war to be launched.