Nuclear weapons are far more dangerous than most alive realize. My generation was the one hiding under our school desks. My generation perfected mutually assured destruction (MAD) which guaranteed destruction of our nation and the attacker. My generation of military personnel was committed to destruction on a global scale. The times were scary and the more that you knew, the scarier the times.
US Republicans, Conservatives and the Israeli Government are playing politics with nuclear weapons. This must stop. People forget that it was diplomacy that one the Cold War. War, as the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Israeli invasions of Lebanon, produces, not peace, but continuous tension and more war.