Category Archive: Nuclear

Jan 05

Day of Two Suns: U.S. Nuclear Testing and the Pacific

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Eisenhower considered the possibility of military action; indeed, he seemed prepared to authorize it under the right circumstances. These Veterans fit the VA’s “official” description of an Atomic-Veteran. Nevertheless since 1945 the tendency has been for promoters of applied nuclear power to deny, negate, or downplay the effects of radioactivity on life’s natural patterns of renewal. All the while, the Soviets had put their full industrial might and manpower into the development of their own atomic weapons.

Jan 05

Building The Bombs: A History Of The Nuclear Weapons Complex

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On 8 November 1950, 79 B-29s dropped 550 tons of incendiaries on Sinuiju, "removing [it] from off the map." The general public of all nations do not want a war. The fact that no nuclear war has ever happened does not prove that deterrence works, but rather that we have been lucky. It could reportedly enrich seven grams of Uranium 235 sixty percent in one day.80 Sources later reported that Israel was using both centrifuges and lasers to enrich uranium.81 Questions remained regarding full-scale nuclear weapons tests.

Jan 05

21st Century Defense Science Board Report: Assessment of

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The end of the Cold War failed to bring an end to the threat of the use of nuclear weapons, although global fears of nuclear war reduced substantially. North Korea claims to have 'smaller, lighter' nuclear weapons SEOUL -- In what is becoming a daily ritual, North Korea has threatened the United States, saying it is prepared to strike with “smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear weapons. The political strategy involved negotiating with the Allies through Moscow. He had been horrified by the briefing he received in early February 1961, only two weeks in office, from General Thomas Power, commander of the Strategic Air Command (SAC), on SIOP-62, the U.

Jan 05

Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb 1st (first)

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Under these circumstances, wars have been fought not at the centre but at the periphery of international politics. This strategic modernization will be expensive, and it is not too soon to begin the debate over what kinds of strategic forces are needed to meet future needs. Adding a nuclear war to our list of problems — to vastly understate — is, um, undesirable. The fear remains that one state or another will fire its weapons in a coolly calculated pre-emptive strike, or fire them in a moment of panic, or use them to launch a pre�ventive war.

Jan 05

America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity

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Internal balancing is more reliable and precise than external balancing. S. "forward bases" throughout Central Asia and the Middle East "with a view to ensuring economic domination of the world, while strangling any potential "rival" or any viable alternative to America's vision of a 'free market' economy" (See Chris Floyd, Bush's Crusade for Empire, Global Outlook, No. 6, 2003) Distinct from theater wars, the so-called "constabulary functions" imply a form of global military policing using various instruments of military intervention including punitive bombings and the sending in of US Special Forces, etc.

Jan 04

Culture and Security: Multilateralism, Arms Control and

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As is so often the case when it comes to socializing the risk of dangerous industrial and military activities even as profits are privatized, the unwillingness of insurance companies to cover the corporate operators of nuclear power plants makes the governments and people of the host countries the real carriers of the huge risks accompanying the generation of electricity through nuclear fission. The intricacies of Jewish religious politics and rabbinical law do affect their politics and decision processes.

Jan 04

Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear

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The slow spread of nuclear weapons gives states time to learn to live with them, to appreciate their virtues, and to understand the limits they place on behaviour. He described the video that sparked the violence, "Innocence of Muslims," as "crude and disgusting" and an insult "not only to Muslims, but to America as well," but defended America's stance on freedom of speech. For the neutrons to be absorbed by the uranium their speed must be slowed by passing them through a substance known as a "moderator."

Jan 04

US Army, Technical Manual, TM 9-4910-445-10, OPERATORS

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The Americans and British wanted on-site inspections, something the Soviets vehemently opposed. Deadly skirmishes between the two sides are frequent occurrences, and both countries possess nuclear weapons. Montage of the launch of a Trident C4 SLBM and the paths of its reentry vehicles. To this day the use of nuclear weapons against Japan is justified as a necessary cost for bringing the war to an end and ultimately "saving lives".

Jan 04

The Scud and Other Russian Ballistic Missile Vehicles (Armor

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The largest nuclear explosion in history was the 1961 Soviet “Tsar Bomba” test, which measured more than 50 megatons (3,800 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb). Nuclear weapons can be delivered by artillery, plane, ship, or ballistic missile (ICBM); some can also fit inside a suitcase. During the 1970s and '80s, tensions began to ease somewhat. Click here for selected studies commissioned by the Task Force. "Nuclear Terrorism: Defining the Threat" Studies from NCIs 1985 international conference that provided the basis and outlined the issues for the Task Force are published in this volume, now unfortunately out of print.

Jan 04

Nuclear War Survival Skills (Upgraded 2012 Edition) (Red Dog

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In a manner similar to quotations from numerous airmen, one stated: "'A sea of flame' has been the description and that's an understatement. However this power is not available to all walks of life. Injured soldiers need to be cared and rehabilitated, consequently costing a lot of time and funding. S. export laws to obtain nuclear-weapons-grade metal from a Reading company. It obviously played a military role, a political role, and a peacemaking role.

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