In the News (from The Washington Post): “Throughout the Cold War, the United States kept land-based missiles with nuclear warheads on alert and ready to launch in three to four minutes after the president gave the order. Every president of the missile age was briefed about the procedure: In the event of an impending attack, the decision to launch would have to be made in 13 minutes or less. …
“Today, two decades after the end of the Cold War, one-third of U.S. strategic forces, including almost all land-based missiles and some sea-based, are still on launch-ready alert. … The United States and Russia have as many as 1,800 warheads on alert at any given time.”
My Comment: This is what led us to the unbridled development of our egoistic nature or to either death from egoism or its correction. The near future will show whether the effort of our unity will outweigh it in order to bring the force of correction of mass egoism to the world.