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CDC to Hold Briefing to Outline How Public Should Prepare for Nuclear War

HeadlineJan 08, 2018
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, known as the CDC, is slated to hold a briefing next week to outline how the U.S. public should prepare for the event of a nuclear war. The scheduled briefing comes as tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to rise, largely sparked by President Trump’s repeated threats to launch a nuclear strike against North Korea. Last week, both former Vice President Joe Biden and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen said they think the United States has never been closer to a nuclear war with North Korea. South Korea and North Korea are slated to hold diplomatic talks on Tuesday. It will be the first high-level diplomatic talks between the two countries in two years.

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