A Russian Nuclear Strike in Ukraine Would Cross a Point of No Return

A Russian Nuclear Strike in Ukraine Would Cross a Point of No Return
Two men walk near the Atomic Bomb Dome, the only building not rebuilt after the U.S. atomic bombing during WWII, in Hiroshima, Japan, July 15, 2021 (AP photo by Eugene Hoshiko).

Russia unleashing the destructive power of a nuclear weapon in Ukraine would be catastrophic, but not solely because of the physical damage the weapon would cause. Instead, Russia’s use of a nuclear weapon would be catastrophic because it would cause us to enter a new world, one transformed in three permanent ways.

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