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New Documents Found Pointing To Japan's WWII Atomic Bomb Program

Seventy years ago, the United States dropped the first of two atomic bombs on Japan. At the time, the US was the only country with nuclear weapons. That wasn’t for a complete lack of effort on the part of other countries, however, and new documents found heap more evidence on Japan having a program of its own. » 8/05/15 6:13pm 8/05/15 6:13pm

The Air Force Just Dropped an Expensive (and Useless) Nuke in Nevada

In the face of mounting criticism, the Air Force just completed the first test flight of the B61 Mod 12 mock up nuclear bomb in the Nevada desert. This marks the next step in updating a cold war-era weapon that many experts consider to be completely useless today. The military might as well drop a nuke on a pile of… » 7/08/15 3:17pm 7/08/15 3:17pm

Report Urges Pentagon To Arm F-35Cs With Tactical Nuclear Weapons

A report from Center for Strategic and International Studies called “Project Atom” urges the Department of Defense to make the Navy’s F-35Cs “dual role capable.” In other words, they want to make sure the jet can drop conventional munitions and nuclear ones, all in an effort to surround potential enemies with a more… » 6/24/15 9:05pm 6/24/15 9:05pm

See What Would Happen If You Dropped A Nuke Right Onto Your Own Face

That picture right there is what would happen if you dropped the world's largest nuke, the Soviet Tsar Bomba, in its theoretical 100 Megaton configuration onto the Foxtrot Alpha World Headquarters. Don't worry, if you only use the as-tested 50 MT configuration, Scranton might still make it. » 2/26/15 4:03pm 2/26/15 4:03pm

This Is What It Looks Like When The World's Smallest Nuke Explodes

Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the American military had a dream. That dream was to create a nuclear rocket launcher, and with it, the world's smallest nuclear rocket. The M-28/29 "Davy Crockett," and this massively tiny explosion (at around 3:35, if the video doesn't load properly), was the result. » 2/10/15 7:55pm 2/10/15 7:55pm

North Korea's Brand New Ballistic Sub Discontinued by Soviets in 1990

Looks like North Korea's engineers have been hard at work brushing up on their obsolete Soviet-era technology. Because after acquiring 10 discontinued Soviet subs, everyone's favorite little warmongering-dictatorship-that-could has finally rendered the outdated ballistic vessels seaworthy—and it only took them 21… » 11/03/14 11:41am 11/03/14 11:41am

Here's How You Make An Enormous Nuke, Just In Case You Were Wondering

With the Cold War coming back, I figured this would be a good time to freshen up on some basic nuclear tips. Just helpful hints, like how to duck and cover, how to eat canned crackers, and, of course, how to build a goddamn hydrogen bomb yourself. Here's that last one, in video form. » 8/11/14 2:25pm 8/11/14 2:25pm

This French jet is flying around with an untested nuke

Below this French Rafale jet is a missile that can travel about 300 miles before deploying a completely untested 300 kiloton nuclear warhead. This shot wasn't taken at the height of the Cold War. It was taken last week. To understand why you have to understand the French approach to nuclear deterrence. » 6/02/11 2:30pm 6/02/11 2:30pm