Since the first use of an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, there has been a fear of nuclear war with devastating consequences. The fact that no further nuclear weapons have been used since Hiroshima and Nagasaki is attributed in particular to the deterrence strategy, which assumes assured mutual annihilation in the event of an attack: “He who shoots first dies second”. Despite this deterrence strategy, however, nuclear war can happen by accident. In the past, there have been some situations where it was only through great luck that nuclear war did not occur by accident. Why this risk exists and will increase sharply in the coming years and decades is described on these pages.
Unintended Nuclear War – SWR-Film (in german, 28 minutes)
Unintended Nuclear War – Quick introduction to the topic
- Why is there such a risk? (reading time: about 4 minutes)
- Why will this risk grow significantly in the coming years? (5 minutes)
- Why is this risk hardly taken into account at present? (2 minutes)
Unintended Nuclear War – Detailed articles on the topic
- Early Warning and Decision Support Systems for defence (37 pages)
- KI in militärischen Frühwarn- und Entscheidungssystemen (14 pages, English version in preparation)
- Fehlalarme, Unfälle und Beinahe-Katastrophen (18 pages, English version in preparation)
Essential goals of these pages:
- Provision of information on the risk of nuclear war, especially nuclear war by accident
- Supporting efforts that may lead to a reduction in the risk of nuclear war.
for every english side applies: partly deepl was used for translation: www.DeepL.com/Translator