What is the insurance fallout from a nuclear bomb? It is estimated that if a nuclear warhead coming from Russia were heading to the United States, people would have roughly 30 minutes to find shelter. (Photo: Ryland West/ALM)

As someone who grew up in the 1970s and '80s, it came as a bit of a surprise to learn that my children had never been through a nuclear drill. They had never heard terms like fallout shelter, duck and cover, or nuclear winter. On one hand, it shows that after the fall of the Soviet Union, our society viewed the cold war as over. On the other hand, why did we ever lose sight of the tragic outcomes that could happen in a nuclear war?

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