Hawaii False Missile Alarm Raises Questions About U.S. Nuclear Preparedness06:11
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A morning view of the city of Honolulu, Hawaii is seen on Jan. 13, 2018. Social media ignited on Saturday after apparent screenshots of cellphone emergency alerts warning of a "ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii" began circulating, which U.S. officials quickly dismissed as "false." (Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images)
A morning view of the city of Honolulu, Hawaii is seen on Jan. 13, 2018. Social media ignited on Saturday after apparent screenshots of cellphone emergency alerts warning of a "ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii" began circulating, which U.S. officials quickly dismissed as "false." (Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images)

The false alarm about a missile strike in Hawaii over the weekend has raised broader questions about the state of nuclear preparedness amid tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

Here & Now's Robin Young takes a closer look at the cellphone alerts people received, and the ensuing panic, with Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh (@DrJimWalshMIT).

This segment aired on January 15, 2018.

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