17 Dec '17, 1pm

Cautious Hawaii Prepares for a Nuclear Attack

Cautious Hawaii Prepares for a Nuclear Attack

HONOLULU -- For the first time in more than three decades, an ominous warning siren blared across Hawaii this month -- an alarm that one day could mean a nuclear missile is about to hit. The siren, a Cold War relic brought back after new threats from North Korea, is the centerpiece of a wide-ranging campaign to prepare for a nuclear strike. Over the past few months, state officials have aired TV ads warning Hawaiians to "get inside, stay inside" if an attack is imminent. They've also held meetings across the islands to educate residents on the danger. Especially after North Korea's latest missile test, some experts believe California should follow Hawaii's example. But so far California's reaction has been starkly different. "Hawaii feels like it's on the front lines because it's so close to North Korea, but these weapons have a pretty long reach," said Alex Wellerstein, a...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/12/17/cautious-h...

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