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Are We Heading Towards Nuclear War?

    Local News    January 31, 2018

With missile tests and nuclear threats, how dangerous is North Korea and, for that matter, Donald Trump? Are sanctions against North Korea having any effect? What might China and Russia do if the crisis worsens?

Last week, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock two minutes from midnight as the threat of nuclear warfare has escalated. How likely is a nuclear war?

To help us understand the North Korea crisis and much more, the Salt Spring Forum hosts Alex Butterfield who, until recently, was one of the most senior defence intelligence officers in the United States. The event takes place this Thursday, February 1st at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring.

From 2012-2017, Alex Butterfield served as Senior Defense Intelligence Advisor to the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), which encompasses half of the Earth’s surface. Butterfield briefed senior U.S. and international government officials on security issues, with special responsibilities for China and Korea.

A career naval intelligence officer, Butterfield was previously posted in Hong Kong and Macau. He also served as Commander of the Office of Naval Intelligence, managing the worldwide operations of 4,000 officers.

Please join the Salt Spring Forum in discussion, as we learn about the North Korea crisis, the fast-changing nature of security threats and intelligence gathering and much more – from this incredibly well-informed guest!

Tickets are on sale at ArtSpring – 250.537.2102 & online – Salt Spring Books, and at the door while quantities last. $15 – 2018 Forum Members; $20 General Public.

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