Our world is in danger of a global conflict which could be the next World War. All major world powers are building up their nuclear capabilities.
A global conflict is predicted to break out as early as next year – with a chilling warning from a former NATO commander.
Meanwhile loose cannon North Korea continues to threaten to rain fire on the West as Kim Jong-un promises to bring the world to its knees.
But now Daily Star Online can reveal the shocking reality of just how close Britain and the world has come to nuclear annihilation.
Supersonic Russian bombers prime nukes during RAF intercept – September 2015
RAF specialists revealed the crew inside one of Vladimir Putin’s Tupolev Tu-160 bombers began arming a nuclear bomb as they neared British skies.
Two RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled and managed to stop the bomber before it could breach UK airspace.
Sources from RAF Boulmer revealed they detected a transmission which marked the beginning of a countdown, which they described as “the first stage of arming a nuclear device”.
Russian bombers armed with nuclear depth charges approach Trident sub base – January 2015
Two long-range TU-95 bear bombers were detected flying over the English channel carrying seek and destroy nuclear warheads.
Ministry of Defence sources confirmed the “Bear” bombers’ terrifying payload was revealed by a military listening post in Norway.
The missile was not armed but it was the exact type of weapon which Russia would deploy against Britain’s nuclear defence force Trident.
The scare was branded an “escalation” of Russian aggression and bombers on patrol from the Kremlin rarely fly so close with such deadly cargo – suggesting it was a simulated attack run.
US nuclear command loses control of its ICBMs for over an hour – October 2010
For 60 terrifying minutes the top bods in the Pentagon lost control of more than 50 of their devastating nuclear warheads.
Missile control at Warren Air Force Base reported a “launch facilities down” incident as armed nuclear missiles on high alert were out of control with no safeguards.
An accidental launch could have either caused devastation on their own soil or possibly triggered World War 3.
Russian submarine preps nuclear torpedoes for launch – October 1962
Soviet submarine B-59 almost turned the Cold War hot when the captain ordered a nuclear attack on US forces during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Mistakenly believing a war had already started, senior officer Valentin Grigorievitch Savitsky ordered a nuclear strike on the US Navy.
The nuke launch required approval from all three of the command crew and a fiery argument between them broke out.
Only Commander Vasili Arkhipov was against the launch.
The brave officer managed to talk his comrades into stand down, surface and return to the USSR – averting all out nuclear war.
Russian president retrieves nuclear codes after radar blip – January 1995
A missile launch was detected off the coast of Norway prompted a full-on nuclear war alert at the Kremlin.
Early warning systems detected the launch of a US missile and Russia began preparing for World War 3.
Russian president Boris Yeltsin retrieved the nuclear launch codes in preparation for an armageddon onslaught.
But before a strike could be fired additional satellite data emerged revealing the “US missile” was actually a Norwegian rocket on a science mission.
One man’s judgement saves the world from apocalypse – September 1983
Lieutenant colonel Stanislav Petrov of the Soviet Air Defense Forces was on duty when early warning systems detected an American nuclear attack.
Tensions were already running high after Russia had shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007 just weeks before – killing 62 Americans and two Brits.
Fearing nuclear war could be imminent Petrov had to make a decision about whether or not to trust the warning system.
Despite not having any proof, he could not believe this was an American attack and did not sound the alarm – an action which could have triggered total armageddon.
US prepares nuclear bombers for take-off – November 1979
Computers at the NORAD – America’s top missile defence command – sent out a warning indicating a massive attack from the Soviet Union.
Nuclear bomber crews rushed to their aircraft and the Pentagon prepared ballistic missiles for a strike.
The National Emergency Airbourne Command Post took to the air and all the pieces were set for total war.
But six minutes later satellite data could not confirm a Soviet attack had been launched and the military stood down.