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How did we forget about mutually assured destruction?

Today the notion of all-out nuclear war is rarely discussed. There are concerns about Iran and North Korea's nuclear programmes and fears that terrorists...

To Launch a Nuclear Strike, President Trump Would Take These Steps

How much power does the president alone have to launch a nuclear strike? Bloomberg News asked Bruce G. Blair, a former Minuteman missile-launch officer...

The Soviet-American Arms Race

The destruction of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by American atomic weapons in August 1945 began an arms race between the United...

The ‘Nuclear Button’ Explained: For Starters, There’s No Button

President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, traded threats last year about the size, location and potency of their “nuclear buttons.” The image...

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