Nuclear weapons, as they say, are under the control of “imperfect humans inside imperfect organizations,” so things from time to time go wrong. “The systems are not failsafe,” Mark Fitzpatrick, head of the Americas office of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, tells The National Interest. “There have been too many cases of mistaken symbols. We’ve just been lucky they didn’t result in retaliation by mistake.”
Headlines about the upcoming World War III
The Chinese Ambassador to Japan warned that Beijing would not concede on the demand or relinquish their sovereignty over the South China Sea even if it meant the two countries went to war.
Vladimir Putin has deployed 32 Russian tanks in northern Crimea this week, in a buildup that suggests a war between the two countries is about to break out. Russia has closed its checkpoints along the Crimean border with Ukraine citing fears that the former Soviet state is planning to attack Russia.
Seeming to confirm NATO’s worst fears, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced Wednesday that his country will establish a joint military, intelligence and diplomacy mechanism with Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine is “playing a dangerous game” following a reported incursion by Ukrainian special forces into Crimea that left two Russian personnel dead.
If you’re an enthusiast of the World War 3 news, here’s a major update. Turkey may leave NATO to become a Russian ally. The announcement comes from Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. He said in a recent interview that President Tayyip Erdogan suffered hostility in the European Union. He also talked about anti-Turkish sentiment in the EU.
The US is planning to mount a surprise nuclear attack on North Korea when it stages a joint military exercise with South Korea in the coming days, Pyongyang has claimed. The North pledged the country would launch a “merciless retaliatory counteraction” against the US-South Korean forces.