A lot of us thought after the Cold War that fear of a nuclear strike was more than just remote – it was no longer a threat.
Then came several developing countries bent on getting nuclear technology and using it to make nuclear weapons.
There were also rumors that “tactical nukes,” smaller weapons that delivered more strategic strikes was a possibility as the former USSR devolved into chaos.
After that, the fear was that terrorists would get their hands on nuclear weapons and once they figured out how to deliver and detonate, any place on earth was vulnerable.
Recently, a third world despot with a chip on his shoulder has developed the capacity to at least reach North America, even if he cannot detonate it yet.
Like it or not, nuclear threats are with us and on the next page, we cover what you need to prepare for a strike.