The Interpreter: Hawaii False Alarm Hints at Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War

Security experts called it a frightening warning of how a technical error could trigger an unintended conflict with North Korea.

Nuclear experts are warning, using some of their most urgent language since President Trump took office, that Hawaii’s false alarm, in which state agencies alerted locals to a nonexistent missile attack, underscores a growing risk of unintended nuclear war with North Korea.To understand the connection, which might not be obvious, you need to go back to the tragedy of Korean Air Lines Flight 007.In 1983, a Korean airliner bound from Anchorage to Seoul, South Korea, strayed into Soviet airspace...