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The test that changed the world

The test that changed the world

On July 16, 1945, Manhattan Project scientists, government officials and soldiers witnessed the successful Trinity test at Alamogordo, N.M. The “Gadget” yielded...

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U.S. nuclear inspection results now concealed

U.S. nuclear inspection results now concealed

The Pentagon has thrown a cloak of secrecy over assessments of the safety and security of its nuclear weapons operations, a part of the military with a history of...

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Safety lapses undermine nuclear warhead work at Los Alamos

Safety lapses undermine nuclear warhead work at Los Alamos

An extended shutdown of the nation’s only scientific laboratory for producing and testing the plutonium cores for its nuclear weapons has taken a toll on America’s...

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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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Trump, Who Pledged to Overhaul Nuclear Arsenal, Now Faces Increased Costs

Trump, Who Pledged to Overhaul Nuclear Arsenal, Now Faces Increased Costs

When President Barack Obama’s term ended in January, he left a momentous decision to the Trump administration: whether to continue a 30-year, $1 trillion program...

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The US government just declassified 750 nuclear-weapons movies and put a bunch on YouTube

The US government just declassified 750 nuclear-weapons movies and put a bunch on YouTube

In its quest for Cold War military superiority, the United States detonated more than 1,000 nuclear weapons. Government researchers blew up many of the bombs on...

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Air Force nuclear officer: New START treaty is ‘good for us’ <p style='font size:14px'>By Aaron Mehta </p>

Air Force nuclear officer: New START treaty is ‘good for us’

By Aaron Mehta

A top Air Force officer today defended the New START treaty as a major component of America’s strategic security, a week after the agreement with Russia was blasted...

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Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at ‘top of the pack’

Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at ‘top of the pack’

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen...

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What Trump Doesn’t Get About Nukes

What Trump Doesn’t Get About Nukes

Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet premier, warned in an extraordinary article late last month that the “increasingly belligerent” tone of geopolitical debates...

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Dems seek to limit Trump’s options for using nuclear weapons

Dems seek to limit Trump’s options for using nuclear weapons

Two Democrats are pushing Congress to restrict President Trump’s ability to launch nuclear weapons, reintroducing a bicameral bill Tuesday that would prohibit...

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