Category Archives: Nuke

70 Years Ago — US Detonates First Thermonuclear Weapon (November 1, 1952)

“The island of Elugelab is missing.” Gordon Dean — Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission summarizing the events to President Eisenhower   November 1st 2022 — On November 1st 1952, the United States detonated  the first full-scale thermonuclear device on the … Continue reading

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On This Day — The VELA Incident (September 22 1979)

“Now, 40 years later, there is a scientific and historical consensus that it was a nuclear test and that it had to be Israeli.” Avner Cohen (September 22 2019) September 22 2022 — A CIA-sponsored panel of well-respected scientists concluded … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Hiroshima (August 6 1945) [UPDATE : Average Lifetime of an Intelligent Civilization]

 “I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion … Continue reading

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On This Day — North Korea Tests H Bomb in “Self-Defence Against US” (January 6 2016) [Why I Started Blogging]

“It is just to have H-bomb as self-defence against the US having numerous and humongous nuclear weapons. The DPRK’s fate must not be protected by any forces but DPRK itself.” North Korean State Television Broadcast (Jan. 6 2016) January 6 … Continue reading

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5 Years Ago — Declassified Files Shed Light on the VELA Incident [UPDATE — Havana Syndrome: What if?]

“Now, 40 years later, there is a scientific and historical consensus that it was a nuclear test and that it had to be Israeli.” Avner Cohen (September 22 2019) December 08 2021 — A CIA-sponsored panel of well-respected scientists concluded … Continue reading

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NUKLUEDO — Can you solve this 1953 Nuclear Mystery? [UPDATE : Here comes a thought…]

“We want to know every step he [US physicist John Archibald Wheeler] had taken, persons with whom he had talked, whether he had gone home after receiving the document, how he had gone to the train, whether he had called … Continue reading

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On This Day — US Detonates First Thermonuclear Weapon (November 1, 1952) [2021]

“The island of Elugelab is missing.” Gordon Dean — Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission summarizing the events to President Eisenhower   November 1 2021 — On November 1 1952, the United States detonated  the first full-scale thermonuclear device on the … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago — The True Story of Dr A. Q. Khan’s Nuclear Black Market [UPDATE — Father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme dies aged 85.]

“There have been only two kinds of CIA secret operations: the ones that are widely known to have failed—usually because of almost unbelievably crude errors—and the ones that are not yet widely known to have failed.” Edward Luttwak May 3 … Continue reading

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On This day — Einstein Letter to Franklin Roosevelt (October 11 1939) [Manhattan Project — “I made one great mistake in my life…”]

“I made one great mistake in my life — when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made but there was some justification — the danger that the Germans would make them.” Albert Einstein   … Continue reading

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On This Day — The VELA Incident (September 22 1979) [2021]

“Now, 40 years later, there is a scientific and historical consensus that it was a nuclear test and that it had to be Israeli.” Avner Cohen (September 22 2019) September 22 2020 — A CIA-sponsored panel of well-respected scientists concluded … Continue reading

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