How One Man Once Prevented Nuclear Armageddon

Last weekend we learned that a four megaton nuclear bomb nearly exploded over North Carolina back in 1961. That would have been terrible for many people, especially the ones that actually live in North Carolina, but it wouldn't have been the end of the world. A year later, the world almost did end. » 9/28/13 12:48pm 9/28/13 12:48pm

The Five Most Insane Nuclear Delivery Systems

Let's put this out there, right off the bat. Nuclear weapons are insane. Loony. Absolutely nuts. Usually though, someone somewhere can make an argument for their theoretical use that would involve maximum harm to the enemy with minimal damage to yourself. Sometimes, though, that equation goes wrong. » 7/13/13 12:43pm 7/13/13 12:43pm

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