It's not taboo. Both the USSR, Warsaw Pact, and NATO encouraged their citizens to look out for themselves during and after a nuclear attack. They were not fatalists. Today there are declassified videos, documents, posters, available to view on line. These are indicative of how seriously Cold War adversaries took the threat.After experiencing the effect of nuclear blast on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, discussing a contingency plan to face this catastrophe has become a taboo for the nations of the World.
Only mentally retarded leadership will opt for such action against any nation. Nukes or WMDs are only for deterrence to avoid any full scale war
Not mentally retarded, but a highly intelligent vicious, enemy with a warped sense of righting perceived wrongs through a nuclear strike. Unfortunately despite the intelligence there is also a delusion that promotes the mindset that a nuclear war is winnable, The enemy sincerely believes that it alone has nuclear weapons and strike us at will with no retaliation.Only mentally retarded leadership will opt for such action against any nation.
It is not the world that is being forced towards its own destruction. The world realized long since that nuclear wars are not winnable.Unless we are not convinced, that the world being forced towards its own destruction by its very occupant - humankind, the taboo will remain taboo.
It is two countries Pakistan and it's enemy that are moving towards destruction. This is because Pakistan's enemy has decided that a nuclear war is winnable.