That shortens the distance to Asia right?
Nope. The distance between Asia to every other places still remains exactly the same.
The people making a stir about these things are the ones that stand to gain employment from scaring the general public
So, news writers and editors then.
Nukes are a "doomsday weapon". You don't win a war with them, unless you want to rule an irradiated wasteland.
I can think of two conspicuous examples that totally disprove this statement.
The wages of sin are high but you get your money's worth.