I suspect that a whole generation brought up after the Cold War has no idea of the danger. The politicians seem not to are.
This should scare the socks off us
The apocalypse has been privatized: How nuclear weapons companies commandeer your tax dollars
While Obama's Iran pact makes headlines, America's own corporate-nuclear complex remains hidden in plain sight
RICHARD KRUSHNIC AND JONATHAN ALAN KING, TOMDISPATCH.COM
23 September, 2015
Imagine for a moment a genuine absurdity: somewhere in the United States, the highly profitable operations of a set of corporations were based on the possibility that sooner or later your neighborhood would be destroyed and you and all your neighbors annihilated. And not just you and your neighbors, but others and their neighbors across the planet. What would we think of such companies, of such a project, of the mega-profits made off it?