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What Would a Hydrogen Bomb Do to the Pacific Ocean

What Would a Hydrogen Bomb Do to the Pacific Ocean

The latest fiery exchange between the United States and North Korea has produced a new kind of threat. On Tuesday, during his speech at the United Nations, President...

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Stanislav Petrov, ‘The Man Who Saved The World,’ Dies At 77

Stanislav Petrov, ‘The Man Who Saved The World,’ Dies At 77

Stanislav Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Union’s Air Defense Forces, and his job was to monitor his country’s satellite system, which...

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UN Security Council calls emergency meeting after North Korea claims successful hydrogen bomb test

UN Security Council calls emergency meeting after North Korea claims successful hydrogen bomb test

The U.S. and other partner countries Sunday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council in the wake of North Korea’s claims that...

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Five myths about missiles

Five myths about missiles

North Korea’s test launches have brought the possibility of a nuclear strike firmly back into the American consciousness. A recent survey by the Chicago Council...

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We won’t go to war with North Korea on purpose. But we might by accident.

We won’t go to war with North Korea on purpose. But we might by accident.

In the midst of the vitriol flying between Washington and Pyongyang, a number of voices have emerged to assure the world that war is indeed unlikely. The leadership...

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Gaming out the North Korea crisis: How the conflict might escalate

Gaming out the North Korea crisis: How the conflict might escalate

A military confrontation with North Korea may now be “inevitable,” says Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) The United States is “done talking” about North Korea,...

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When Words Risk Provoking War

When Words Risk Provoking War

In 1949, the United States withdrew its military forces from the Korean Peninsula. Secretary of State Dean Acheson then gave an important speech defining American...

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Why doesn’t South Korea have nuclear weapons? For a time, it pursued them.

Why doesn’t South Korea have nuclear weapons? For a time, it pursued them.

North Korea has nuclear weapons and — if its ever-advancing ballistic missile program is any indication — it wants to keep open the possibility of using them...

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North Korea: Missile soared 1,741 miles high, marking successful test of ICBM

North Korea: Missile soared 1,741 miles high, marking successful test of ICBM

North Korea on Tuesday claimed it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential milestone in its campaign to develop a nuclear-tipped...

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‘Tear down this wall’: How Reagan’s forgotten line became a defining moment

‘Tear down this wall’: How Reagan’s forgotten line became a defining moment

The very idea of Ronald Reagan standing before the most powerful symbol of the Cold War and demanding that the leader of the Soviet empire “tear down this wall”...

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