The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States by Jeffrey Lewis – review

Kim Jong-un nukes the US in this terrifyingly plausible near-future novel by a North Korea nuclear weapons expert

Reflecting on US nostalgia for music from past wars, the musician and satirist Tom Lehrer once joked: “I feel that if any songs are going to come out of World War III, we’d better start writing them now.”

Those whose job it is to contemplate the likelihood and impact of nuclear war feel the same way about postmortems. Trying to explain what went wrong after a thermo-nuclear conflict kills millions is the ultimate in futility – a stable door closed after all the horses have bolted and the stable burned to the ground.

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