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‘Limited’ Nuclear Strikes Could Still Wreak Climate Havoc

With the Cold War a fading memory, some nuclear powers have adopted strategies allowing for limited nuclear strikes. But a disturbing new study shows that even small batches of nukes can have disastrous environmental consequences on a global scale. Read More >>

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The Davy Crockett Tac-Nuke: King of the Wild Cold War Frontier

There was a time when the US Army foresaw the need to launch more than 400 nuclear weapons in a single day should Soviet Russia attempt to invade Western Europe at the height of the Cold War. It was with this doomsday scenario in mind that army researchers developed a recoilless, truck-mounted rifle capable of lobbing nuclear-tipped munitions at the incoming Red Wave. Because, clearly, the end of humanity was a small price to pay for winning an ideological conflict. Read More >>

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America’s Tactical Nukes are Worth Twice Their Weight in Gold

The GBU-57A-B is by far America's biggest bunker, but it's not actually their most powerful one. That acclaim goes to the deep diving, hard hitting, supersonic B-61 tactical nuclear bomb. And they're about to spend more than £6.5 billion to ensure they stay on the front lines through the middle of the next decade. Read More >>