In 1984, Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka wrote ?WarDay,? a novel set in the near future about the outcome of a limited nuclear war. At the time, the Reagan administration was talking about the survivability of this type of warfare. Whitley and Jim pointed out that yes, we would survive, but there would be a terribly high price to pay.
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Radioactive fallout from Cold War nuclear testing exposed virtually everyone in the United States to potentially dangerous levels of radiation and contributed to about 11,000 cancer deaths, according to a study by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The radioactive exposure contributed to a minimum of 22,000 U.S. cancer cases.
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Israel?s Defense Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer says that Iran will soon have a nuclear bomb. ?By the year 2005, they will be able to produce for the world an Iranian nuclear bomb,? he says. Iran has been able to develop nuclear capacity with the support of both Russia and North Korea.

The Israeli minister expressed hope that the United States and Russia could use their improved relations with Iran to deal with the looming threat and said he would not recommend preemptive strikes to deal with Iran?s nuclear weapons program. ?I have tried to convince everyone not to use bombardment. There are diplomatic ways, economic sanctions, whatever,? he says.
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