Problem

False nuclear warfare alerts

Other Names:
False alarms of nuclear attack
Nature:
Due to failure of missile warning systems or misinterpretation or misuse of the data they provide, national or military alliance defence systems may be placed on nuclear warfare alert. Such alerts may involve declarations of emergency over the news media, giving rise to unnecessary panic, and other psychological side-effects, among the civilian population.
Broader Problems:
False alarms
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET