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hair trigger

  • n  a gun trigger that responds with little pressure
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  • Playing Roulette with Doomsday
    As long as nuclear weapons are on a hair trigger, there’s a chance that an unstable leader or an accident could touch off Armageddon – and over time that slim chance rises toward certainty. But the big powers still resist demands that they shed these bombs, Ira Helfand and Robert Dodge note.
    Feb. 8, 2014 -

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