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Letters: Trump’s big nuclear button

Re “Trump boasts of bigger 'nuclear button' than North Korea's” sacbee.com, Jan. 2): I have seen reports of a pending briefing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to survive a nuclear attack. My father spent 24 years in War Ops Intel in Sacramento in the U.S. Air Force. His job was in planning such attacks. I am familiar with this catastrophic form of warfare. The CDC calls such attacks survivable events, but I believe they are being deliberately misleading. To assure anyone that sheltering in place for 24 hours will keep them safe is an outright lie. Sheltering in place did not protect citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki who resided outside the blast zone from bombs much less powerful than modern bombs. How can Republicans in Congress remain silent in the face of this public service announcement which is designed to accustom people to President Donald Trump’s nuclear threats?

Christine Bauer, El Dorado Hills

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