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Unimaginable Destruction If Israel Did Attack Iran with Nuclear Weapons

An Israeli attack on the Iranian capital of Tehran using five 500-kiloton weapons would kill seven million people -- 86% of the population -- according to a new study.

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Cham Dallas says there is an urgent need to grapple with the prospect of nuclear attacks, not later, but now.  “There are going to be other big public health issues in the twenty-first century, but in the first third, this is it.  It’s a freight train coming down the tracks,” he told me. “People don’t want to face this.  They’re in denial.”

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Nick Turse is the managing editor of TomDispatch.com and a fellow at the Nation Institute.  An award-winning journalist, his work has appeared in theLos Angeles Timesthe Nationand regularly at TomDispatch. He is the author/editor of several books, including the just published The Changing Face of Empire: Special Ops, Drones, Spies, Proxy Fighters, Secret Bases, and Cyberwarfare  (Haymarket Books). This piece is the final article in hisseries on the changing face of American empire, which is being underwritten by Lannan Foundation. You can follow him on Tumblr.

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