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  • Nuclear War

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    The three main methods of delivery involve ballistic missiles, aircraft, and submarines. Medical Consequences "Lethal effects of radiation can be summarized briefly: a very high dose (5000 rads +) causes death in hours; a smaller but lethal dose (400 rads +): death in weeks. We can hardly expect the United States or the Soviet Union to risk more in other people�s crises than they have risked in their own. Recounting what he says Galili told him, Azaryahu says in the interview that Dayan waited until after chief of the IDF General Staff Lt.
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  • Nuclear Weapons in a Transformed World: The Challenge of

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    And we and they would have more than enough left over to deter third countries. But they are included in this section because of the possibility that dirty bombs could be used by terrorists, as well as the fact that if used, these weapons could cause widespread panic and massive economic damage. There is an extraordinary amount of damage done to people and the earth with the use of nuclear weapons and none have been used in over 50 years. Weitz. “Generally it’s been thought that it’s worth having all three legs and that’s my belief as well.” The land-based nuclear missiles can be launched quickly, carry a lot of warheads, and are extremely accurate, but they can be targeted by US adversaries because they’re stored in silos whose location is known.
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  • The "Worried Well" Response to CBRN Events: Analysis and

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    With respect to the particular issue of war, I will thus now advance the thesis — it may seem counterintuitive given common parlance for more than half a century — that the best route to minimizing the risk of nuclear war is to make more plutonium, not less of it. The result dehumanized the "Hun" and made the attacks against the British even more deadly...for the Germans no longer surfaced to offer warnings and a few minutes to abandon ship before they sank their target with gunfire or explosive charges, but rather by the quick, unannounced torpedo attack, furthering still the dehumanizing spectre of Death from "out there", without a face, flag or name.
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  • We Come Unseen: The Untold Story of Britain's Cold War

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    However, these efforts can be no more than stop-gap measures as long as the United States threatens other nations with nuclear attacks and insists on maintaining the terrorizing imbalance of power. Seeing that America was getting to blow up its Western states under the guise of testing construction equipment, the Soviet Union decided they wanted glow-in-the-dark canals and harbors, too. The threat of terrorism will be multiplied and make any regular terrorist attack a nuclear one which will kill many more people.
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  • Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War

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    Instead of a fiery explosion, the neutron bomb is intended to spew out vast amounts of radiation killing anybody unfortunate enough to be in the vicinity whilst leaving buildings and infrastructure intact. Of the 76,000 buildings in the city, 92% were destroyed or damaged. By now it’s not China and Iran that are isolated on Iran sanctions; it’s the United States that’s isolated. The fuels analyzed herein are not natural uranium, but rather contain various arrays of plutonium, thorium, enriched uranium and the synthetic uranium isotope prepared from natural thorium, 232Th — an element of which India has huge reserves — 233U. (The Indians are well ahead of the rest of the world in advancing the 232Th/233U fuel cycle, but to kick it off, they recognize that they’ll need a healthy dollop of plutonium.) 233U is the only nuclide that can operate under thermal conditions as a “breeder,” a breeder being a nuclide that has the potential to produce more fissionable material than it consumes. (241Pu is an excellent breeder under epithermal — and fast — conditions, and 239Pu is a breeder under “fast” conditions.) Fuels of various compositions as well as fuel bundle arrangements are considered, but there is no mention of either americium or neptunium.
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  • Revitalizing the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent (CSIS Report)

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    The idea that such weapons are here only until we can figure out how to get rid of them gnaws at the morale of every airman and sailor tasked with this awesome responsibility. One Stanford University Professor, Martin Hellman, predicts that any child born today runs a ten percent chance of being killed in a nuclear war. The post-cold-war era has brought the expansion of a global middle class and the comforts of Starbucks, iPods, Facebook, and nonstop sports, weather, and food channels.
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  • Defending the West: The United States Air Force and European

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    He also ordered an increase in nonnuclear capabilities for countering conventional aggression so that the United States would not be forced to rely on tactical nuclear weapons.[59] McNamara apparently decided very early on that the United States should never strike first with nuclear weapons. If you like, take a look at my essay vocabulary which is sorted into categories. Information on the existence and use of this weapon was guarded as closely as possible.[146] Even in the face of the growing number of American casualties in Vietnam, public opinion remained opposed to use of nuclear weapons in the war.
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  • Nuclear Weapons and Cooperative Security in the 21st

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    If Russia were to do that then Russia would be destroyed quickly. Prestige abroad and political popularity at home would be gained. if not much else. Some pundits argue that nuclear weapons prevent wars between nuclear-armed nations; and, admittedly, there haven’t been very many—at least not yet. There were a lot of problems with this idea, beyond the fact that it was insane. This page was written by Jennifer Llewellyn, Jim Southey and Steve Thompson.
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  • Dropping Britain's First H-Bomb: Story of Operation Grapple

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    The obviously specious official cover story of the events of 9/11 has been instrumental in helping to infuse new life into old alignments of privilege and power that coalesced in the course of the Cold War. The point being that slick presentations, which rely mostly on assertions and allude to untested evidence, aren’t always accurate. China surely does not wish to engage in a technological nuclear arms race with the United States, with everything to lose and virtually nothing to gain.
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  • Churchill's Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in

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    The remains of a pyramid-like anti-missile radar, part of the the Stanley R. The Geneva Protocol of 1925 and the Chemicals Weapons Convention of 1933 outlawed chemical warfare and to a large degree the prohibition has held. All that remains of the launch facility, whose missile held a 1.2 megaton warhead, is a barbed wire fence around an empty field. Uranium-235 is slightly lighter in mass than the remaining uranium ore. The Tomahawk cruise missile, mainstay of the U. Those chances increase as the number of nuclear states increase.