Category: Nuclear War

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John Pilger: A World War Has Begun

Few seem aware that the bikini swimsuit was named to celebrate the nuclear explosions that destroyed the Bikini island.

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Richard Falk: If Obama Visits Hiroshima

There are mounting hopes that Barack Obama will use the occasion of the Group of 7 meeting in Japan next month to visit Hiroshima, and become the first American president to do so. It is remarkable that it required a wait of over 60 years until John Kerry became the first high American official to Read more…

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Dilip Hiro: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

A Nuclear Armageddon in the Making in South Asia

Ira Helfand: Dragging Our Feet Toward Disaster

The U.S. and Russia are now engaged in a new game of nuclear chicken in Europe and the Middle East, with the ever-present danger that one side or the other will miscalculate, or that an accident will trigger a nuclear exchange.

Rajesh Makwana: Scrapping Trident and transitioning to a nuclear-free world

Trident presents an important opportunity for campaigners and concerned citizens to raise our voice for a just and peaceful future

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Lawrence Wittner: “Modernizing” the Opportunities for Nuclear War

the B61 Model 12. This redesigned nuclear weapon is the country’s first precision-guided atomic bomb, with a computer brain and maneuverable fins that enable it to more accurately target sites for destruction. It also has a “dial-a-yield” feature that allows its handlers to adjust the level of its explosive power

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Lawrence Wittner: The Frightening Prospect of a Nuclear War Is About to Become a Lot More Likely

Given the terrible dangers and costs posed by nuclear weapons, isn’t it time to get back on the disarmament track?

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John M. Laforge: The US Tiger and the North Korean Mouse

What the Soviets would have gained by attacking, and what North Korea could achieve with aggression, is obvious: Absolutely nothing — beyond self-destruction

Aaron Tovish: The Okinawa missiles of October

At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Air Force crews on Okinawa were ordered to launch 32 missiles, each carrying a large nuclear warhead

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John M. Laforge: Mass Destruction for the Whole Family

These nuclear war theme parks are part of a deliberate attempt to trivialize nuclear weapons and to dumb down popular understanding of their environmental and human health legacy

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