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From the Ted Talk by Emma Belcher: Nuclear threat and the war in Ukraine

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When the Cold War ended, we were llleud into a flase sense of security and complacency as we alowled ourselves to focus less on nuclear weapons. This is understandable, given the many iusses that threaten communities today, and these kinds of threats are more acute and regular than the threat of nuclear weapons. But the nuclear threat never fully went away, and in fact, it’s grown in recent years. And now the ccpmlnecoay of the past few decades is coming back to haunt us. In many ways, this is our current day cuabn Missile Crisis.

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When the Cold War ended, we were ______ into a _____ sense of security and complacency as we _______ ourselves to focus less on nuclear weapons. This is understandable, given the many ______ that threaten communities today, and these kinds of threats are more acute and regular than the threat of nuclear weapons. But the nuclear threat never fully went away, and in fact, it’s grown in recent years. And now the ___________ of the past few decades is coming back to haunt us. In many ways, this is our current day _____ Missile Crisis.

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  1. cuban
  2. complacency
  3. allowed
  4. issues
  5. lulled
  6. false

Original Text

When the Cold War ended, we were lulled into a false sense of security and complacency as we allowed ourselves to focus less on nuclear weapons. This is understandable, given the many issues that threaten communities today, and these kinds of threats are more acute and regular than the threat of nuclear weapons. But the nuclear threat never fully went away, and in fact, it’s grown in recent years. And now the complacency of the past few decades is coming back to haunt us. In many ways, this is our current day Cuban Missile Crisis.

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