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Maine Compass: Step back from brink of nuclear annihilation

World leaders should focus on how to use diplomacy, not threats of nuclear annihilation, in addressing the dark path begun 73 years ago.

Recent events have brought into focus the merits and liabilities of a national security policy built on the threat to kill millions of innocent civilians with nuclear weapons.

While in South Korea, President Donald Trump pointedly referred to the leader of North Korea, declaring: “The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer; they are putting your regime in grave danger. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face.”

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