Ron Rosenbaum wants us to be worried. His book How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III is intended as an urgent warning that the terrifying dangers of nuclear weapons did not disappear when the Cold War ended two decades ago. There are still many thousands of nuclear weapons in the world—about 95% of them in the U.S. and Russian arsenals—and thousands of them are constantly poised for launch within minutes.
Bunn, Matthew. "Reducing Nuclear Dangers." Review of How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III, by Ron Rosenbaum. Issues in Science and Technology, Winter 2012.