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The competition for nuclear supremacy led to several close calls with nuclear weapon launches including the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, which led many Americans to question the safety of nuclear stockpiles. Protests were led all around the nation that argued for nuclear disarmament. Some even pointed to the ethical dilemmas and environmental issues involved with the use of nuclear weapons, citing Hiroshima as an example.
History.com. (2018, August 11). Military-industrial complex. https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/military-industrial-complex