I've read this story. Macierewicz is a nutcase. Nobody uses nukes in military maneuvers anymore, because of the fallout. Both and Soviets and the American used nuclear weapons during military exercises in the 1950s. Most of the soldiers who participated have died from cancers and the survivors are very sick.
Nukes were used in the open in the 1950s because the military was ignorant of the scientific aspect and not fully aware of the consequences. Top army officers believe nukes were just like conventional bombs, except stronger. Today we know about the fallout and radiation but we belong to a different generation and we are better educated.
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