Category Archives: Nuke

Top US Nuclear Commander: “I wouldn’t carry out illegal nuclear strike order from Trump” [UPDATE : Will TRUMP Nuke Iran?]

“I think some people think we’re stupid. We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?” Air Force General John Hyten — Commander of the US … Continue reading

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5 Years Ago — North Korea Tests H Bomb in “Self-Defence Against US” (January 6 2016)

“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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NUKLUEDO — Can you solve this 1953 Nuclear Mystery?

“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 — Able Archer 1983 : The Brink of Apocalypse (November 7-11, 1983) [2020]

“Information about the peculiar and remarkably skewed frame of mind of the Soviet leaders during those times that has emerged since the collapse of the Soviet Union makes me think there is a good chance—with all of the other events … Continue reading

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On This Day — US Detonates First Thermonuclear Weapon (November 1, 1952) [2020]

“The island of Elugelab is missing.” Gordon Dean — Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission summarizing the events to President Eisenhower   November 1 2020 — On November 1 1952, the United States detonated  the first full-scale thermonuclear device on the … 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 — 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)

“There was indication of a nuclear explosion in the region of South Africa—either South Africa, Israel using a ship at sea, or nothing.” President Jimmy Carter — White House Diary (September 22 1979) [1] “Shortly before sunrise on Sept. 22, … Continue reading

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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968) [2020]

“I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. (…) I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago — Remembering Hiroshima (August 6 1945)

“The use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender.” US Admiral William Leahy “I voiced to him my grave misgivings, … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — The True Story of Dr A. Q. Khan’s Nuclear Black Market [UPDADE — New Series : The Man Who Stole The Bomb]

“Our accomplishments generally remain classified, but a few special ones are known to the world.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo (April 13 2017) “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s – it was like – we … Continue reading

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