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Lyle Goodman closes the door on a former U.S. Army munitions bunkers, which a developer is re-purposing into a doomsday community for civilians called Vivos xPoint, near Edgemont, South Dakota, USA, May 8, 2018. EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

At a January press conference in Washington, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hands of the so-called "Doomsday Clock" to two minutes before midnight. This is the closest the symbolic clock has been to midnight since 1953.

[OP-ED]: The Art of the Bluff

 08/15/2017 - 15:13
Trump has made clear that the United States would respond to North Korean nuclear threats with a massive military strike, possibly involving nuclear weapons. EFE

How did we get here? Why does it appear that we’re on the brink of a war in Asia, one that could involve nuclear weapons? North Korea has had nuclear-weapons capacity for at least 10 years now. Have its recent advances been so dramatic and significant to force the United States to wage a preventive war? No. The crisis we now find ourselves in has been exaggerated and mishandled by the Trump administration to a degree that is deeply worrying and dangerous.